A. Do you have the SSID for your Linksys router as just "linksys"? That name is so common that someone nearby might have set up a new router and left it the same name as well... and your Wii is trying to connect to THEIR "linksys" instead of yours. Try changing the name broadcast by your router to something else, then try connecting using that new name.
B. Be sure you are typing in the WEP or WPA passphrase correctly, it is SO easy to mess up one simple letter in the code and nothing will work. I've gotten dozens of service calls for iPods and games where the customer said their code didn't work, but worked for me when I got there. I know, it's frustrating, just be SURE you have the code 100% correct.
Other reading material from Nintendo is below:Wii error code 51330
It is unlikely that your Wii console needs any type of repair, as according to the Nintendo Error Code Lookup
, the 51330 error code is "usually indicates a problem relating to wireless security."
Error Code: 51330
This error code usually indicates a problem relating to wireless security. Please try the following troubleshooting:
- Are you using WEP or WPA security on your router?
- Log into the router using the default IP (consult your router's manual for assistance)
- Locate the "wireless security" section of your router settings and find the WEP or WPA key.
- If you are using 64-bit encryption, the WEP Key must be a 10-character key consisting of numbers or letters A through F.
- If you are using 128-bit encryption, the WEP Key must be a 26-character key consisting of numbers or letters A through F.
- The WEP Key must be a Hexadecimal (0-9, A-F, no other special characters or letters).
- If your router has multiple slots for a WEP Key, make sure the active key is the one in the #1 slot.
- If you are using WPA, the Wii console is compatible with the following types:
- WPA - PSK (TKIP)
- WPA - PSK (AES)
- WPA2 - PSK (AES)
- If your WEP or WPA key is correct, then the problem might be related to MAC address filtering:
the router settings, locate the "MAC address filter" settings (also
known as "access control", "access list", or "network filter" depending
on your router model).
- If the Mac address filter is set to
"enabled", then you must add the Wii's MAC address to the "allowed"
list. You can locate the Wii's MAC address from the "console
information" page (located under "Internet" in the Wii Settings).
- If the Mac address filter was disabled, then continue troubleshooting.
adjusting the "Channel" your wireless router broadcasts on. We highly
recommend setting your wireless router to either channel 1 or 11. This
can potentially increase the download speed. For information on
accessing your router's settings, click here to select the brand name and model number of your router (if available).
- Check Nintendo's router info for special notes, if available, for your router.
- Click here to go to our Wireless Router lookup page.
- Use the drop-down box to select, if available, your router manufacturer.
- Click on your router's model number, if available.
any "special notes" at the top of the router's page. Many issues can be
solved by changing settings described in the "special notes."
that the router is set to broadcast in "mixed" or "b/g" mode. Routers
set to "g only" may not be able to allow a successful connection from
the Wii console. (The option to change this setting is typically found
in the "Wireless" section of your router's settings. For information on
accessing your router's settings, click here to select the brand name and model number of your router, if available.)
- Try a "Manual Setup" with the Wii console (how to), using your network's IP configuration settings. To access these settings:
- On your PC, click "Start" and then "Run."
- Type "CMD" into the field that appears to open a new window.
"IPCONFIG/ALL" and press "Enter" to display a list of internet
settings. Locate the settings asked for by the Wii console during the Manual Setup process and enter them.
cycle your router and modem by unplugging them both from the wall. Wait
a few minutes, and plug the modem back in. Wait a couple of minutes for
the modem to initialize, then turn on the router. Try to connect the
Wii console online and test for proper response.
If you are still receiving this error code, please click here for assistance.
if the above information doesn't help correct this problem, then give a
call to Nintendo's 1-800-255-3700 (6 am ~ 7 pm Pacific, everyday)
Customer Service number, and one of the service representatives will do
some over the phone troubleshooting to determine exactly what is causing
this and then talk you through any needed steps to correct it.