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It says that my security settings aren't supported by my ds when i try to connect to wireless.

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The DS only accepts WEP encryption. Your network is using WPA encryption. To fix this, open your router's settings menu (Either by accessing the gateway in your browser, or using the disk that came with your router) and find your security settings. Change it to WEP, or just no security at all.

Once you do that, go back to your DS and set up the connection again.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011


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I understand that you are having trouble connecting your Nintendo DS wirelessly to your 2Wire router. The solution is simple, your Nintendo DS only supports WEP (Wireless Encription Passkey) security. It is highly possible that your 2Wire router's wireless security is set to WPA. That means you will need to reconfigure your router so that it will be utilizing WEP as a security for your wireless connection. To be able to do this, you need a couple of information from the one who setup your router. 1. User name of your router 2. Password or your router.

Once you have gotten this information, you will need to access your router configuration page through one of the computers that is linked to your 2Wire router by typing on the address bar of your browser.

It will be asking you for the username and password. If nobody had setup or changes the username and password of the router, use this default username and password of a 2Wire router. Username: (none) Password: Wireless or Username: 2Wire and Password: (none). Try any of the two. If it does not work, try admin and the word password for the password or any other combinations of the two.

Once you have entered the router's configuration page click the Home Network Tab and then click on Wireless Settings. You will see there a portion that says Wireless security. In that area, you will see a drop down where you can choose what kind of wireless security you want on your system. As I have said, the Nintedo DS does not support any other wireless security setting but WEP. That means you will need to change the drop down to WEP. That also means after changing this, you will need to reconfigure your other wireless devices (like your laptop) to use WEP as well.


Jul 21, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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I am trying to play pokemon black with dream world but it said the acess point's security settings are not supported by Nintendo DS what do I do

Most of the time this error means that the network that you are connecting to is secured using WPA encryption. The Nintendo DS is not compatible with this type of security which is why you aren't able to connect.

There are two solutions to fix this. Either change your network security from WPA to WEP encryption (That is my recomendation) or to just disable your network security completely.(not Recomended) In order to change the security settings you would have to log on to your router from your desktop computer and change the settings from there.

For instruction on how to change your Routers security setting check your Routers users manual.

Jun 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My internet says the access point's security settings are not supported by the nintendo ds. for help visit that is what it says.

Hi weigels,

I see you are getting an error security settigns not support by your Nintendo DS.

I beieve that you are trying to access a wireless connection using your Nintendo DS, the error that you are getting is actually an error saying that your Nintendo DS can detect the router but since your Router has a Network key you then get the error security settings not supported.

for a Nintendo DS it does not support Router settings that have a network security on it, you will have to disable the Routers Network security for you Nintendo DS to be able to access the wireless network of your Router, this will also prevent your Nintendo DS from getting the error security setting not supported.

Note: disabling your Network security will open your Routers signal to anyone who can detect the signal.

I hope this helps.

Have a nice day,


May 09, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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I cant get a wi-fi connection on my ds as the security settings are not supported on my ds

Lower/Reduce your WiFi security settings to the point that allows your DS to connect.
BEWARE of lowering security settings - Risk Vs Reward

Apr 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I'm trying to connect to my wifi in my house on my nintendo ds but every time I try it says the access points security settings are not supported for nintendo ds, what should I do?

The security settings on your wireless network's router aren't compatible with the DS. You can change the settings, but then you will have to adjust it for all other devices that use your wireless network. Here is a link to Nintendo's customer service site describing the issue in more detail.

Mar 11, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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My ds lite wont connect to our internet i have a wireless router the ds says the security settings are not supported by the nintendo ds

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.

Mar 10, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite

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Access point's security settings are not supported by the nintendo DS.

your nintendo ds will support only 64bit wep wireless encryption... change your settings in router to wep and try to connect...

Mar 08, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite

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I'm looking for the internet on my DS But i can't because it kept not connecting to my wi-fi

Nintendo DS sometimes doesn't support WPA/WPA2 security, that why your DS can't connect to your wifi. So Just disable the security on your wireless network or set the security to WEP ( the lowest encryption ).

Sep 18, 2010 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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Wep connection invalid

Your DS system doesn't support WEP security ..
So better u can change the router to WPA-PSK(TKIP) or u can try with no security ..

Feb 01, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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