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Can't connect Wii or iPod to Network and Intenet

My son has both a Wii and an iPod, I've gone into the router and added both MAC addresses, the iPod finds the network but can't connect. The Wii can't find the network at all. Is this a Belkin problem or some setting on the Wii and the iPod I've managed to miss?

Jim K

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  • jimk18901 Nov 11, 2008

    Thanks. I'll give it a shot, although when my son walks out the door, his iPod immeidately picks up and connects to the neighbors wireless. I'm pretty confident that it's a Belkin problem at this point.



    It's a BelkinF5D7230-4.



    Any recommendations for a new router which can handle the Wii and the IPod?



    Jim

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    annie4mblr May 11, 2010

    which model&version is this?

    have you tried changing the channels? (under wireless section) &updating the firmware on the router?

    The wii might need some ports to be opened(these numbers,ul get from wii) before it connects.

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Its a Belkin problem.

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