We have a wireless internet router that works great in our house with our laptops and my Blackberry (T-Mobile). The DS can see the router, but says that the type of connection we have is not compatible with the DS. We use Comcast as our ISP and it is a cable modem. Any ideas as to how my son can connect his DS Lite to the internet so he can play his WiFi games.
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Re: Connecting the DS Lite to Internet
According to information provided by the manufacturer, you may be receiving this error message if you have what is referred to as a "Pre-N" router that is defaulting to the "N" type network settings. Since this type of network will not function with the Wii, you may need to check your router's settings to see if your network type can be changed to "Auto" or Mixed." This setting may normally be found on the router's "Wireless" settings page, but can vary from router to router.
You may also be encountering a problem where either the Wii does not have the necessary Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) key or the Wii has not been added to the router's Media Access Control (MAC) filters yet. Both of these may typically be addressed by accessing the router's control panel from an already connected computer.
If you are unsure how to update either of these, I would strongly suggest contacting Comcast directly for further assistance. In many cases, Comcast and other internet service providers (ISP's) are able to provide over-the-phone or in-home support to their subscribers with basic networking issues.
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What error do you get when connecting to the internet?
Anyways, Probably the Wireless connection your trying to connect to has a Network Security enabled on it.
Gaming consoles cant' access that type of Encryption, reason I do not know why but to be able to get wireless connection using your Nintendo DS you will need to disable the Wireless Network Security of your Wireless Router to be able to get Wireless Access using your Nintendo DS.
I also had issues with mine before and found out that disabling the Network Security will let me get Internet Access on my portable console.
Just Disable the Network Security this will allow you to get Internet Access on your Nintendo, for the Security of your Wireless you can get the MAC Address of each wireless device you have and input those MAC Addresses into the Router Settings to get Security and not allow other poeplt to gain access on your Wireless Internet.
I hope this Helps.
Have a nice day,
It should be noted that the DS Lite is only able to connect to a wireless network that is encrypted with a WEP password. It cannot connect to a network encrypted with a WPA or WPA2 password. Unfortunately (for the DS Lite), a lot of wireless networks are making WPA the standard, because it is more secure. However, you can change the settings of your wireless network (typically) so that it is encrypted with a WEP password. Just be aware that this makes your network less secure.
you need wireless internet, if you have wireless internet and it is still not working, there are generaly these reasons: - a wep key, you can get it from your wireless router. -there is other electrical interferience with another electrical object and the ds. -your internet connection security is too high for the ds, if so lower it by going to control settings and lowering the security there, if u dont want to lower security get a nintendo wifi usb which lets you make a wireless acsess point for the ds without having to lower security on the computer after that you need to follow the instruction on the screen. If you dont have wireless internet you have to buy a wireless router, or go with the wifi usb first hand even without the wireless internet and about wi-fi in Nigeria(Logos) i realy dont know if it is but you can test if you have all the equipment and it's easy just search.
Normally wireless connections are protected by a password. That password is either a WEP or WPA. In your case, you are using a WEP Key password. This is the key you used for your wireless router at home. The same key that you input into your laptop to access the internet, that is the key that needs to be input in the DS Lite in order for it to successfully connect to the internet.
Make sure have a wireless broadband internet connection available within a short distance of where you are. The DS Lites are kinda slow. You may have to try a few times to get onto the internet. Also, sometimes if you are using a modem that is being used by some other people at the same time (coffee shop etc), it can be painful getting on the internet with the DS Lite. You might also want to power off the DS Lite and even remove the battery for a minute and put the battery back in and power the unit back on. This will reset the DS Lite and and sometimes accelerate the speed at which the DS Lite process.
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.
WPA and WPA2 are not supported by the DS Lite, only WEP and unencrypted wifi connections are. There is no known way at the moment to make the DS Lite support WPA of any form so your only three options are to go to WEP encryption, use no encryption (not recommended), or set up an adhoc connection on a computer with that is connected to your router that has internet connection sharing enabled.
You need to make sure you have wireless internet. If not you need to buy a router. The cheapest router is $40 at Walmart. You need to install the router to your main home computer giving you wireless internet access. Common routers are Linksys or Belkin. Hope that helps!