experience has shown that this error message is solved by performing a
manual setup on the Nintendo DS. Please follow these steps:
The first thing you'll need to do is find out what IP address range
you should be using. To do this:
- Click the "Start" button in the lower left-hand corner of your
- Next, you will need to access the command prompt. To do this:
- Windows XP users click "Run."
- Windows Vista users click inside the search bar.
- Type "cmd" into the box and press Enter.
- Type "IPCONFIG/ALL" and press Enter. The IP address, Subnet Mask,
Default Gateway, and DNS servers of the PC will be displayed.
The IP address you are going to assign to the Nintendo DS must be 10
digits higher than the PC's. (e.g., 192.168.1.100 becomes
192.168.1.110). The DS and PC must have different IP addresses.
Enter in the exact same values for your Subnet Mask, Default Gateway,
Primary DNS and Secondary DNS. They must be the same for your Nintendo
DS and for your PC.
- Click here to go to our Wireless Router
- Use the drop-down box on the left to select, if available, your
- Click on your router's model number, if available.
- Read any "special notes" at the top of the router's page. Many
issues can be solved by changing the settings found in the Special
Notes. Follow the instructions and test the connection.
You will now need to manually assign this new IP address to your
Nintendo DS. For step-by-step instructions on how to do this on your
Nintendo DS or Nintendo DS Lite, please click
Check Nintendo's router info for special notes, if available, for
If you try these steps and you get a different Error Code, please
review the values that you entered carefully, since an incorrect manual
setup will cause another Error Code to appear. If the 52000 Error Code
persists, than the problem may be caused by a basic setting in your
router such as transmission rate. Please carefully read the instructions
If you are still unable to connect, please call 1-800-255-3700 in the
USA or Canada for more information.