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Cannot connect wii to the internet, it says internet connection already exists

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  • prhutin Jul 07, 2008

    My kids have got a Wii & Mario Kart; they connected all last week via my Linksys wireless connection.

    Yesterday however, it would not connect.

    The only difference was I put my computer on in the living room which also connects via Linksys wireless connection.

    Now the Wii won't connect at all, in fact we have had loads of error codes, and I tried the web site for help, but it's not very helpful at all. One of the codes was saying that something else was connected to the same ip address

    I also tried to phone 0870 6060 247 but was on the phone for 20 minutes and I thought no one is there to help me

    When I go into options it finds my Linksys connection, no problem but it just won't connect no matter if I reset the connections.

    I even tried to manually do it but the instructions again weren’t that clear.

    Please help, two nagging daughters who want to play their friends

  • Frank Gant
    Frank Gant May 11, 2010

    What is not working that is prompting you to try and create a new connection?



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Make sure your router is set to allow more than one wireless connection. You'll have to go into the routers admin to do this. On most routers you can do this by going into internet explorer and putting in A box will pop up asking for your admin id and password. Let me know if you have any other questions or need more help with the steps.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008


Came up with a new error number today 20100.

Just won't find my wi-fi connection for some reason

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