You have set up your Wii and are anxious to begin playing
But when testing your Wi-Fi connection to your Wii, you are
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
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
Contact Nintendo Technical Support for additional
Wii official site at nintendo