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How do i get the ssid code or how do i hook my wii up 4 a wireless internet

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The SSID is the name of your router and most of the time the wep key you need is marked under the router, the first thing is to search for the SSID( your routers name) on your nintendo wii, when you have found the right SSID witch by the way should be the strongest signal around as it should be the nearest signal, then you need to put in the wep key ( the same wep key you have on your pc,) that is if you have secured wireless signal, if you have an open signal you should be able to search for the SSID, and when you found the right SSID you just need to connect.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2011


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SOURCE: what is SSID stand for.

Hi smackedanz9,

SSID means "Service Set Identifier" it is the wireless broadcast name from your wireless router by default it is your router name. hope that clarifies your question. if you need further help, just post another question here.


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In the wii connection settings what does SSID mean

SSID is the name of your wireless network! This is to allow it to connect to the internet!

Dec 31, 2014 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Where do i find the ssid on the wii

You have set up your Wii and are anxious to begin playing games.
But when testing your Wi-Fi connection to your Wii, you are receiving errors.
The error is "Your wireless network is not within range or incompatible to the Wii" What should you do?
One of your first steps is to check your SSID. An SSID, or service set identifier, is a 32-character code that specifies the access point of your wireless network.
The SSID also acts as the name of your wireless network.
This ID is defined on your network's router software.
The SSID for your Wi-Fi network and the Wii settings must be in sync for the Wii to function properly.

Go to your computer and log in to your Internet router settings.
Find the wireless settings information for your router.

Locate the SSID field. This field displays the name of your wireless network.
Carefully write the SSID on a piece of paper.
Make sure that you are copying the SSID exactly as displayed in the SSID field.
Pay attention to capital letters, spaces or special characters.
Go to your Wii.
On the Wii main menu, click on the "Wii" button in the lower left corner.
The Wii Settings screen is displayed.

Click on the "Wii Settings" icon on the right side of the screen.
Click on the blue arrow on the right side of the screen to move to page 2 of the Wii Settings options.
Scroll down and click on the "Internet" button.
Click on "Connection Settings."
Click on your wireless connection.
Click on "Manual Setup."
Click the blue arrow to find the SSID field.
Carefully compare the SSID entered in the Wii's SSID Settings field to the SSID that you wrote down from your router settings.
If these SSIDs are not identical, change the Wii SSID to match your network's SSID.
If the SSIDs match, the SSID is not the problem with your Wii setup.
Contact Nintendo Technical Support for additional troubleshooting information.
Wii official site at nintendo

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My wii wont connect back to the internet. It keeps getting a code era.telling me to confirm the ssid and try again. How do I get the ssid

The SSID is the name of the network that your router is emitting. If you use wireless internet for a laptop or other devices, this is the name of the one you connect to.

Jul 24, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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I have inserted my Netflix Watch Instantly DVD into the WII and I have wireless internet service at home, the console asked me to enter the SSID number so I figured this was my wireless network password...


The SSID(network name) is actually the name you give the router. When you are on a wireless device and look at available wireless routers in range, the name you see is the SSID. You can see the SSID in multiple ways,

Login to your router admin page by going to the router ip address(usually and log in. After you log in, go to the wireless settings and confirm your SSID.

If you have a wireless device like a laptop, you can view all available wireless routers in range and you should see yours show up. Check what the name of it is(SSID) and use that and input it into your Wii.

For additional help, read my tech article on how to connect your Wii to the internet. Click here to read it.


May 22, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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My wii wont connect to the internet. i havnt used the wii internet for a while, but i use my computer & the internet often. it's telling me to 'confirm the SSID and try again' I cannot find...

1. Go to the Wii settings page on your Wii - it's on the bottom left hand corner of the home menu
2. Scroll right until you see the Internet option then select
3. Select Connection Settings
4. Clear all your previous internet settings, or select one of the three presets that says none
5. Select wireless connection then search for an access point
6. Select your wireless connection name (SSID) from the resulting list
7. input the password for it if you have one then follow the onscreen instructions

Hope this helps!

May 12, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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What is SSID stand for. I am trying to hook up my wii to my wireless internet

SSID is the brand name of your wireless router IE Netgear or Linksys.

Mar 30, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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How do I hook my Wii Console to the internet? I have a wireless router


Welcome to Fixya. If you want to connect you Wii to the internet wirelessly first we need to know the settings of your router. Listed below are the steps on how to access your router. You need a working computer connected to the router to access it follwed by the steps on how to connect our Wii.

How to access the Router:

1. You need to know the ipaddress of your router. You can refer to the manual or check the Default Gateway of your computer (Make sure that you connect the computer to the router using an ethernet cable for you to get the Default Gateway). Click on START then RUN. Type CMD on the small box on the lower left of the screen. Type IPCONFIG on the black window and get the value of your DEFAULT GATEWAY (it starts with 192.168.x.x)

2. Open a Browser, Type the DEFAULT GATEWAY on the address bar of your Browser. It will ask you for a username and password. (Refer to the manual of your router or post a reply so that i can provide you the username and password of your router)

3. Go to the Wireless Settings Page of your router. Look for the SSID or the Network Name and the Network Key or Passphrase. You can personalize it so that you can easily remeber the details.

4. Make sure you connect to your SSID and enter the Network Key to make it secure.

Now that we have the information needed lets connect your Wii to the internet.

1. Select Wii Settings
2. Then Internet Connection Settings
3. Search for an AP or SSID
4. Input Security Key or Network Key
5. Test the Connection.

Thanks for using Fixya.

Feb 06, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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How to get internet.


You can try to connect to the internet wireless using your wireless router however, you need to know the Network Name (SSID) and the Network Key of your Router. You can find that on the router settings page. Heres how you can connect your Wii

1. Go to Wii settings
2. Internet connection settings
3. Search for an AP (Network Name or SSID)
4. Input security key (Network Key)

Thanks for using Fixya.

Jan 24, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Cant connect my wii get error 51030

This might be handy: and
Try 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.

Verify that the proper Connection File (1, 2, or 3) is selected in the Wii System Settings.

If you have multiple connection files setup, and you have recently received a system update, it is possible that the update has caused the Wii console to select a different Connection File. Click here for step-by-step instructions on viewing your connection settings.

Make sure that your network's name (SSID) matches exactly to what you have entered in the Wii console's settings.

Log in to your router using the default IP (consult the router's owner's manual for assistance).

Look for the section for SSID (typically in the "wireless settings" area).
After you find the SSID (network name), verify in the Internet Settings of your Wii console that the SSID is appearing exactly as listed in your router. This includes making sure capitalization, spaces, or special characters match exactly.

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I cannot hook up my wii to the internet

you need a wireless router, a password if needed, ( if forgotten call your internet provider ! )

Make sure you have a open internet connection or it wont work !

Also try using flash drive to connect stuff

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