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Wii lost my access point

I have been playing wii game over the internet via wireless connection to my Dlink router. Wii now only sees my AP occasionally and then when i try to connect it fails. I have tried moving the AP closer and i have changed channels but no luck please help.

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Re: wii lost my access point

It could be your dlink router thats exactly what happened to mine, I got a cheap belkin router wireless for 30 bucks at walmart.

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In this tips and tricks guide I will go over the steps you will need to take if you wish to connect your Nintendo Wii to the internet. If you want to connect wireless you will need to be within range of a wireless access point. If you wish to connect via a wired connection(Ethernet to modem or Ethernet to router) you will need a Wii LAN adapter which is sold separately.

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-Select "OK" then the Wii will display all the wireless access points(wireless routers) that are in range.
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I hope this guide has helped you connect your Wii to the internet. Enjoy!


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