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How to connect a nintendo wii to the internet

Go to Wii Options in the lower left.


Click on Wii Settings to the right.


From this first list, click the right arrow.


Now on page 2, click on Internet.


Then click Connection Settings.


From this list, click Connection 1.


Then, click Wireless Connection...


and then click Search for an Access Point.


It will briefly search for any access points and when this screen comes up, click OK.


The following will be a list of nearby access points. If the one you are looking for doesn't show up, click Try again. Then, click the one you have access to...


When the following screen appears, click OK...


and OK again.


It will test the connection...


And if successful, the following will drop down. Click Yes to update Wii.


Sometimes the above screen is false, saying there is an update when there isn't and the following will appear...


Now, back in Wii System Settings, click on WiiConnect24.


From the following list click WiiConnect24.


Click On and then Confirm to save your settings. This feature allows for updates to be seemlessly sent to your Wii so you don't have to do the final step every time.


Ok, the final step, just as a way to make sure your Wii is up to date. Click the right arrow from the 2nd page of Wii System Settings.


Click Wii System Update...


click yes...


it will test your connection for a few seconds...


an update screen may quickly come up and tell you there is an update (whether or not your Wii actually needs one)


and the following screen will appear. Click Wii Menu to finish.

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hello, ive just moved house, i had my Wii conected to the internet there, but i a having issues connecting it at my new home, can you please help.


Hello there Charlotte and welcome to FixYa. You will need to find and write down your IP Address, Subnet Mask, DNS and Default Router numbers which can be done by the following below.

Windows XP Method

1- Locate the START icon on the lower left section of your screen and click it.

2- Select CONTROL PANEL.

3- Next click NETWORK AND INTERNET.

4- Click NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER.

5- In the left panel click CHANGE ADAPTER SETTINGS.

6- Double-click your wireless network connection by clicking on LOCAL AREA CONNECTION.

7- Select the DETAILS option.

8- Scroll down until you find your IPv4 ADDRESS.

Mac OS X Method

1- Click SYSYEM PREFERENCES.

2- Click NETWORK.

3- Under SHOW click select INTERNAL MODEM

4- Select TCP/IP

Now that you have your IP Address you will have to go to your Wii.

1- Turn on your Wii.

2- Click Wii Options in the lower left hand corner.

3- Next click the Wii Settings option.

4- Click the 2 on the lower right hand side of the screen to go to page 2 of your Wii options.

5- Click Internet.

6- Now click Internet.

7- Click Connection Settings.

8- Select the connection you wish to setup or already established.

9- Click the Change Settings button.

10- This page allows you to select the type of connection you wish to use. If your Wii was connecting in the past do not select anything on this page.

11- Click on the Right Arrow.

12- Click the Right Arrow once again.

13- When you see a screen that says Auto Obtain IP Address select No/Advanced Settings.

14- Now we are at the page that will allow you to enter the IP information that you have obtained.

15- Enter your IP Address, Subnet Mask and Default Router information into the appropriate boxes.

16- After entering your information click Confirm.

17- We are back at the Auto-Obtain Ip Address page. Click the arrow pointing right to get to the next page.

18- Click the right arrow.

19- We are now back to the Auto Obtain DNS page so next you will select No/Advanced Settings button once again.

20- Enter your DNS information into the boxes.

20- Please note if you only have one DNS number enter it into the top box and leave the second one blank.

21- Click Confirm.

22- Click the right arrow once again please.

23- You should see a Proxy Server page. You do not want to change this value so please click the right arrow again.

24- Next you will see a MTU value page. Make sure this setting is set to 0 and click the right arrow once more.

25- Click OK to start the connection test.

26- The connection test should complete and you should be connected to the internet.

If this did not work for you there is also another reason people receive your particular error code. In some instances if you have a GameCube Memory Card inserted into the Wii during power up the Wii had on rare circumstances displayed this code. You could try removing the memory card and then restarting your system.

I hope you found this information helpful and I wish you the best of luck. Thank you for using FixYa.

May 03, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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I am trying to connect my wii to the internet and keep getting error 51330


Hello there ephilcar and welcome to FixYa. There are a couple outstanding issues that could result in your Nintendo Wii the 51330 error code. First lets start with your internet connection. Generally 51330 means that there is a problem with your Wii receiving information from the internet. You will need to find and write down your IP Address, Subnet Mask, DNS and Default Router numbers which can be done by the following below.

Windows XP Method

1- Locate the START icon on the lower left section of your screen and click it.

2- Select CONTROL PANEL.

3- Next click NETWORK AND INTERNET.

4- Click NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER.

5- In the left panel click CHANGE ADAPTER SETTINGS.

6- Double-click your wireless network connection by clicking on LOCAL AREA CONNECTION.

7- Select the DETAILS option.

8- Scroll down until you find your IPv4 ADDRESS.

Mac OS X Method

1- Click SYSYEM PREFERENCES.

2- Click NETWORK.

3- Under SHOW click select INTERNAL MODEM

4- Select TCP/IP

Now that you have your IP Address you will have to go to your Wii.

1- Turn on your Wii.

2- Click Wii Options in the lower left hand corner.

3- Next click the Wii Settings option.

4- Click the 2 on the lower right hand side of the screen to go to page 2 of your Wii options.

5- Click Internet.

6- Now click Internet.

7- Click Connection Settings.

8- Select the connection you wish to setup or already established.

9- Click the Change Settings button.

10- This page allows you to select the type of connection you wish to use. If your Wii was connecting in the past do not select anything on this page.

11- Click on the Right Arrow.

12- Click the Right Arrow once again.

13- When you see a screen that says Auto Obtain IP Address select No/Advanced Settings.

14- Now we are at the page that will allow you to enter the IP information that you have obtained.

15- Enter your IP Address, Subnet Mask and Default Router information into the appropriate boxes.

16- After entering your information click Confirm.

17- We are back at the Auto-Obtain Ip Address page. Click the arrow pointing right to get to the next page.

18- Click the right arrow.

19- We are now back to the Auto Obtain DNS page so next you will select No/Advanced Settings button once again.

20- Enter your DNS information into the boxes.

20- Please note if you only have one DNS number enter it into the top box and leave the second one blank.

21- Click Confirm.

22- Click the right arrow once again please.

23- You should see a Proxy Server page. You do not want to change this value so please click the right arrow again.

24- Next you will see a MTU value page. Make sure this setting is set to 0 and click the right arrow once more.

25- Click OK to start the connection test.

26- The connection test should complete and you should be connected to the internet.

If this did not work for you there is also another reason people receive your particular error code. In some instances if you have a GameCube Memory Card inserted into the Wii during power up the Wii had on rare circumstances displayed this code. You could try removing the memory card and then restarting your system.

I hope you found this information helpful and I wish you the best of luck. Thank you for using FixYa.

Apr 26, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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i am finding difficulties connecting my wii too the internet


Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet through a Wireless Router
  • 1 Turn on your Nintendo Wii by plugging it into a power source and pressing the power button.
  • 2 Press the "A" button on your Wii controller to continue from the warning screen.
  • 3 Select "Wii" button in the left hand corner of the main menu, by using your Wii remote to move the hand shaped cursor over the "Wii" button and pressing the "A" button on the controller to select the Wii options.
  • 4 Click the "Wii Settings" box on the right.
  • 5 Select the left arrow to scroll over to more options. Then select "Internet" from the list and "Connection Settings."
  • 6 Choose an open connection by selecting the "Connection 3: None" option, then the "Wireless Connection" option, and the "Search for an Access Point Option."
  • 7 Choose the access point you want to use from the list that will be displayed. Save the settings by clicking "OK." Then click "OK" to start a connection test. When the test is complete you are connected.
Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet with a Wii LAN Adapter
  • 1 Insert the Wii LAN Adapter into the USB port on the back of the console.
  • 2 Connect an Ethernet cable from your modem or router to the adapter.
  • 3 Turn on the Wii console.
  • 4 Click the "Wii" options button in the lower left hand corner. Select the "Wii Settings" option by clicking on the left square. Scroll to list more options by clicking on the blue arrow to the left of the screen. Choose "Internet" from the list of options.
  • 5 Select "Connection Status," then "Connection 3: None" and "Wired Connection."
  • 6 Click "OK" to initiate the connection test. When the test is done you should be connected.
Connect a Nintendo Wii to the Internet through a PC
  • 1 Insert the CD that came with the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector into a PC running Windows XP that is connected to high speed internet. When the setup window appears click "OK" to start the installation.
  • 2 Choose your language and click "OK".
  • 3 Insert the connector into a USB port on the PC when prompted. Hook the connector directly to the PC as ports on the monitor and keyboard will not work.
  • 4 Click on the registration tool on the Windows task bar.
  • 5 Turn on the Wii console. Click the "Wii" options button in the lower-left corner. Select the "Wii Settings" option by clicking on the left square. Scroll to list more options by clicking on the blue arrow to the left of the screen. Choose "Internet" from the list of options.
  • 6 Select "Connection Status," then "Connection 3: None" and "Wireless Connection." Choose "Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector" from the options list, then "Next" to continue.
  • 7 Return to your PC and you will find your Wii listed in the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector Registration Tool window. Click on your Wii's name and select "Grant Permission to Connect."
  • 8 Return to your Wii and click "Next" for the setup completion window, and then click "OK" to run the connection test.

Mar 03, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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