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Connect DS to Wifi

My Mom set up our router by following the instructions awhile ago and hasn't messed with it since. I'd like to connect my Nintendo devices to the internet, but she doesn't want to decrease our internet security. Is there a way to change one of the dual connections to a WEP key, while keeping the other secure?

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The WEP encryption is consist of 10 characters for 64 bit hex, 128 bit hex is 24 characters and WPA is 8 to 63 characters. So it seems that you have a vista computer? The compatible encryption for vista is WPA, sometime using WEP it is not working properly. So I might advise you to access the configuration of your router ( and change the wireless settings of your router to WPA-Personal.

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SOURCE: My Linksys will not connect to my WII

Well the first thing is that you have WRT160N router. This router has issues with the firmware. So first you will need to upgrade the firmware of the router. Download the firmware of the router from the manufacturer's web site. Connect your computer to the router. Open the router page. Click on Administration tab. Just below administration you will find firmware upgrade subtab. If you click on it, you will find the browse option. Browse the file that you have downloaded from the web site. and Click upgrade.
For WII, you will also need to change the MTU to 1365 and open some port numbers on the router.

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1.With an online-capable game inserted into your Nintendo DS, turn on your system and access the game's main menu.
2.Access the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection settings.
-These settings are typically found by selecting "Nintendo WFC" from the game's main menu. For detailed directions, consult the manual for the game.
3.At the Setup screen, tap "Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Settings."
entryscreen3-cwz5mha2srvvin44vycqgk0s-3-2.jpg 4.Tap a connection file labeled "None."
emptyconnections4-cwz5mha2srvvin44vycqgk0s-3-5.jpg -If no empty connection files are available, select "Erase Settings" followed by "OK" to create an empty connection file.
5.Tap on "Search for an Access Point."
connection1settings-cwz5mha2srvvin44vycqgk0s-3-9.jpg 6.The Nintendo DS will search for any wireless networks within range. Once it is finished searching, it will display the names of all the wireless networks it finds.
oIf you receive the error message "No Compatible Access Points Within Range," click here.
7.Tap on the name of your wireless router or access point.
oIf there is a gray padlock next to the name of the wireless access point you wish to connect with, this indicates your router is using a security type incompatible with the Nintendo DS.
If prompted, use the keyboard on the bottom screen to enter the password for your wireless router or access point.
enter_wep1-cwz5mha2srvvin44vycqgk0s-3-14.png 8.Select "OK," "Save Settings," and then "Yes." The Nintendo DS will run a connection test.
9.The connection test was successful - Your Nintendo DS is now connected online.
Situation Not Resolved:
If the connection test was not successful, you will receive an error code:
·Error Code 51300: This means the security code or network name entered into the Nintendo DS is not the same one the router is set to. To reach your connection settings, click "back" on the error code screen. Make sure to pay extra attention to the security key you find in your router's settings and enter it exactly as it appears (the key is case sensitive).

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I have a Nintendo 3Ds and I've tried to connect to the internet and I have followed the tutor instructions and get an error code 003-1101 when I test. I have an Net Gear wireless router from com cast...

Likely cause: It appears that the security settings entered into the Nintendo 3DS are not the same as what your wireless router is set to allow.

How to fix: Make sure the security key and security type are entered into the Nintendo DS exactly as they appear in your router's settings.

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In my pokemon white game i by accents erase nintendo wfc configuration and i forgot how to do it again so can you help me

To configure your internet options, go to the DS menu (the first screen you seen after turning of the DS). Select the System Settins option (the wrench icon), then scroll across 'till you find the Internet
choice. Select that and then Connection Settins. Choose Advanced Set Up then pick a connection.
If all connections display Set Up Complete , pick one and select the Connection Test. If there is an previously used Wifi hub or router within range, one of these connections should connect. If not, it will give you an error code that will help identify the problem.

If all the connections say None, then choose one and select Search For An Access Point. If all the connections are taken but none work, select one then choose Clear Settings. Then choose the connection that now says None and search for an access point.The DS will show a list of available access points; one should be your's. Select in and enter the security key and that should sort it. If your router or wifi hub isn't on the list, move closer to it or check it's working properly

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Begin by turning on your computer and your router

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? Open Internet Explorer;
? Click on 'Tools';
? Click on 'Internet Options';
? Click on 'Connections';
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? Click on 'I want to set up my Internet connections manually . . .';
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? Click on 'I connect through a local area network (LAN);
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? Click on 'Next' [This is not an error];
? Click on 'No';
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? Click on 'To connect to the Internet immediately . . .; and,
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However, if the first solution doesn't get you connected, do the following:
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• Click on 'Diagnose Connection Problems'
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The second suggested solution is to use the Setup Wizard. It seldom works for me but you might have more luck than poor me. Here are the instructions:

The Connect to the Internet wizard will guide you through the steps of setting up an Internet connection.

Open the Connect to the Internet wizard by:

• Clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button
• Click on Control Panel.
• In the search box, type network,
• Click "Network and Sharing Center"
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• Then double-click "Connect to the Internet".

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1) Insert your WiFi compatible game into the DS and start it.

2) Go to the wireless network options. Each game has a slightly different way of doing this, so look in your manual if you can't find it.

3) Once in the settings, set up a new connection. Choose "Nintendo WiFi Connection Settings," then select your first unused connection preset, then "Search for a Wireless Access Point." If everything is set up properly you should be able to find one and connect.

4) Look at the color of the padlock next to your connection name. Blue means you are ready to go, red means you need to supply a password to connect, and gray means your router is using security that the DS doesn't understand. Select your network and input a password if needed.

You're now done and connected with your DS!

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How do you get the internet on this my says no compatible access point in range check your connection setting under internet opion and try again error code 051099

Unable to use your wireless signal
Likely cause: It appears that the settings entered into the Nintendo DS are not compatible, or the router's broadcast settings should be changed.
How to fix: Try creating a new connection with your system. Nintendo DSi owners trying to play multiplayer games will want to be sure to read the "Trying to play online multiplayer with Nintendo DSi."

  1. Create a new connection: This error can occur if a setting (like your network's name) has changed since you last connected. If it's been awhile since you connected, or if this is your first time connecting, creating a new connection file will often resolve this error code. Click the button below for your system and we'll walk you through the connection step-by-step.


Trying to play online multiplayer with Nintendo DSi
Even if you are able to connect online and use other online features of the Nintendo DSi, if you are attempting to play multiplayer games but are receiving error code 51099 when you try and connect, then your router is likely using a security type - WPA - that is not compatible with Nintendo DS Game Cards.
Try this:
If you are sure you are using WPA, click here for more information including alternative connection methods. If you're not sure if you're using WPA, you can find out by going into the connection settings on your Nintendo DSi and doing a search for an access point. Follow these steps:
  1. Turn on your Nintendo DSi and access the System Settings by clicking on the wrench icon

mr_fix3er_0.png 2- Scroll over to the third page, and select "Internet."

mr_fix3er_1.png 3-Now choose "Connection Settings."

mr_fix3er_2.png4-Click on "None" for "Connection 1."
mr_fix3er_3.png 5-Click on "Search for an Access Point."

mr_fix3er_4.png 6-The Nintendo DSi will search for any wireless networks within range. Once it is finished searching, it will display the names of all the wireless networks it finds. Look for your wireless network.

7-What to do next will depend on the "lock" icon you see next to your network on the Nintendo DSi.

mr_fix3er_5.png No security - This connection type is compatible with Nintendo DS Game Card online multiplayer.

mr_fix3er_6.pngWEP - This connection type is compatible with Nintendo DS Game Card online multiplayer.

mr_fix3er_7.pngWPA - This connection type is not compatible with Nintendo DS Game Card online multiplayer. Security will need to be changed to WEP or turned off in order to play online. Click here for more info.

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  • Make sure your router is set to broadcast in "b" or "mixed" mode. If your wireless router is transmitting in "N" only mode, you will need to switch it to "b/g" or "mixed" mode. For help accessing your router's settings, click here and select your router brand and model (if available). Most routers will have this setting in the "broadcast settings" menu.
    • Check for wireless interference, which can affect the signal strength to the Nintendo DS. To help minimize wireless interference, try the following:
      • Make sure other wireless devices such as cordless phones or wireless speakers are turned off, and that the Nintendo DS is an open area without objects or electronics blocking the signal.
      • Change your router's channel setting to 1 or 11. By default, most routers broadcast on channel 6, which overlaps with other channels and may be weaker. For help doing this, click here and select your router brand and model (if available). The information you need is found in the "Broadcast Channel:" area.
  • Still stuck? We can help! We have found that simply erasing the old connection file and creating a new connection to your router may help. Click the button below for a step-by-step guide. If at the end you still need help, you'll find contact information to reach our specially-trained representatives. Click the button below for your system and we'll walk you through the connection step-by-step.

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    I have pokemon white version & it says we do not have wifi connection when we do have it at our house. What do we need to do to make it work?

    The DS Lite does in fact connect to wi-fi via a router. For example you can have a Wi-Fi battle with any random person around the world if you have wireless internet in your house on Pokemon Black or White. My thought would be that your router has an encryption type that your DS does not support. The same thing happened to me. You can first try to go to the main menu of your Pokemon game and click on the Nintendo WFC Settings. Through here try and connect to your router by entering the password you have set for your router. If this still doesn't work try taking the password off of your router via your computer and see if you can connect then. Lites will only connect to certain types of encryption passwords. I use WEP and it works fine.

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    We have wifi in our house and i cant seem to connect with my ds. what do i need to do?

    Verify that you have the two items needed to connect your DS: a WiFi compatible DS game and a wireless router with WEP or less encryption. Sometimes the DS has trouble with more advanced router security.
    Insert a WiFi compatible game into the Nintendo DS and access the wireless network options screen. Each game does this a little differently so check your manual if you have trouble finding it.
    Use the options interface to set up a new wireless connection. Choose "Nintendo WiFi Connection Settings," then your first unused connection preset, then "Search for a Wireless Access Point." If everything is set up properly you should be able to find one and connect.
    Look at the color of the padlock next to your connection name. Blue means you are ready to go, red means you need to supply a password to connect (common with most home routers) and gray means your router is using security that the DS doesn't understand.

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    Cant get wifi on my ds even with WEP key

    The DS doesn't have the best WiFi signal.

    Make sure you are close to your router for one.

    Also check the WEP key as it may say the AP (access point) isn't there if the WEP is wrong.

    Also some routers won't connect properly to the DS unless the IP,Gateway, and DNS are set manually.

    If you choose to set the AP info manualy then you need to find the you AP's IP address.
    Commonly this would be however it varies from one brand to another or may be changed manualy.
    Try these settins with the corrected IP adress number as the gateway.

    IP Adress (this is you'r DS IP adress. The 3rd digit should be the same as you gatway's 3rd digit. The fourth digit can be any number that isn't used on your network.

    Subnet mask


    DNS Pri
    DNS Sec
    (Usually I set the Gateway and DNS numbers the same and it usually works. The Gateway is the IP address of your wifi router.)

    If this fails and all numbers are correct, then it may be that the WiFi router will not work with the DS as some brands simply refuse to work with it for unkown reasons.

    Anohter solution is to get a WiFi USB dongle and connect to that.

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