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Wii wireless connection

I'm running in to problems connecting to the internet on my Wii. I tried the solution you mentioned in Figaro1974's question, and wanted to see if you have any ideas.
I'm currently using a Netgear CG814W router which works fine for my PC connection. Any suggestions on what could be causing the problem?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • davy spam Aug 23, 2008

    i dont no which wire to connect to my nintendo wii

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On your computer Open an Internet explorer and type the router IP address which would be either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1

Look for the SSID and write it down.
Also write down the type of encryption you are using. WAP, WEP, or none.
Also write down the security Passphrase.

Also you will need the IP address, in Windows click on Start, Run and enter 'cmd" in the run box.

At the command line type "ipconfig" and record the IP address

On the wii, You should be able to have the wii look for a Wireless Access Point. If that does not work try the Manual Setup in the Internet Connections menu.

Enter SSID
Enter Type of Encryption.
Enter Security Passphrase
Enter IP address
MTU value is not required. Nintendo recommends 1500 if you are having issues.

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/connectingOnline.jsp?entryId=wRouter

Good luck!





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    I am setting up my Nintendo Wii system and it asks for internet connection. There was never any mention of a need to connect to the internet. Do I need to connect to the interent for purposes of the games?...


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