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Ds lite modem broken???

I bought one of the navy DS Lites a couple weeks after launch. I love it and play it every so often, though not every day. However, I've always had trouble getting it to connect to wifi, for things like trading pokemon. At first I thought it was just me being an idiot, but then I borrowed a friend's DS and it connected to my network just fine. Recently, its been having trouble even connecting through wireless communications with a 2nd DS that's right next to it. So, I'm pretty sure that my DS's internal modem (or whatever it is that harnesses the internets) is broken.

My question is, is there something I can do to fix it? or do I need to get a new DS if I want to be able to use wireless/wi-fi?

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Re: ds lite modem broken???

Read the Wi-Fi connection booklet, or look on the Nintendo website for troubleshooting. You will most likely find your answer.

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