Does anyone know if you can connect ds to internet using a mobile dongle?
I've recently ditched BT and therefore no longer have a landline, so have switched to a '3' mobile dongle instead of regular broadband. Doesnt work fab in my concrete tower block, but hey ho. I'd rather that than use BT again! Anyway, my problem now is that I'm not sure if I can use my dongle with my ds, and if so can I just plug it straight in to my DS, or do i need another cable? I'd really appreciate some input on this one as I'd love to be able to play over the net (I've not sucessfully managed to use the DS online at all yet, as I had an orange livebox before and that wasnt compatible with my DS either!).
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For internet with the ds, u dont plug anything in its all wireless. the '3' dongle gives u wireless internet which is good. to set up internet on your ds, put in a wifi compatible game, and wherever in that game there is an option for NINTENDO WFC CONNECTION (it may change, in mario kart the option is on a main screen, animal crossing talk to ppl) go into that and tap a blank internet connection box and search for an access point. when its found ur 3 internet itll connect. u can now play internet games on ur ds when ur neer that access point. hope i helped
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hi Kevin, The ds lite uses WEP encryption, you will most probably be using wpa/wpa2 which has alot better security but is not compatible with the ds lite. I think the dsi uses wpa and therefore works. I wouldn't recommend changing your current wifi to wep just to get on the internet with the ds lite. Hope this helps Paul
if you are using a mobile internet dongle then please follow the instructions below to setup your pc/laptop to allow you to connect to xbox live
go to my computer right click on the hard drive then select properties then click on the sharing tab and click on advanced sharing, then click on share this folder then, ok, apply, ok, then click start at the bottom left of the screen, control panel, network and internet, network and sharing center, then change the following settings. network discovery= on file sharing=on public folder sharing=on (password required) password protected sharing=on media sharing=on
then right click on the internet connection icon at the bottom right of your screen
then do the following
click on connect to network
select your dongle
right click and go to properties
go to the sharing tab
click on the allow box at the top of the sharing tab
then apply your settings
if done successfully then it will say you have to disconnect and reconnect your internet for your changes to take affect do this and your set-up and ready to go.
hope this helps you
The security settings on your wireless network's router aren't compatible with the DS. You can change the settings, but then you will have to adjust it for all other devices that use your wireless network. Here is a link to Nintendo's customer service site describing the issue in more detail.
A WEP key is your security key or Wireless Encryption Protocol key that you need to enter to allow you to access the internet thourhg your router. Usually when you have a new router the WEP key comes either on a sticker on the back of the router or on a card supplied with the router for instance BT HomeHub. To connect to the internet you will need to go through the connection settings wizard on the DS and when asked to input the WEP key use the security key supplied by your router.
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You first go to System settings then slide it to the 2nd section then it would say internet, also the settings are just like the ds but it has advanced Connection too and its black instead of Blue and white
Have you considered changing your router from WPA to WEP? That would solve your problem with getting your DS online, although it would reduce the security of your home network. But some security is better than none. As far as the WiFi Max dongle, that's just a simple version of a wireless router and since you already have one it's kind of redundant. You might want to put it up on E-Bay and see if you can make some of your money back.
i had same problem with my ps3, but i also had a landline connection so i used that instead but as far as i know there are products available which can send out a signal wirelessly but i think orange want an additional fee for online gaming. bt wanted an extre 9.99 per month for me to use thier broadband for gaming so i canged to virgin media and i havent had a problem since
First, the obvious: make sure your game supports wireless play and read the instruction manual for details on how that works.
Then, the less obvious: the DS is only able to handle unsecured or WEP wireless security protocols, so either make sure your router is using WEP or leave it unsecured (WPA does NOT work!). Also make sure your router is not set to exclude any MAC addresses. If you need to know how to do these things, look up the manual for your router or find a more general tutorial on wireless hub settings.
Nintendo also has a very comprehensive guide on routers: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/wfc/en_na/ds/index.jsp
If all else fails, call Nintendo's customer service... they are actually VERY nice and helpful.