no it doesnt make any sense at all. have you tried changing the static ip address to something close to the range of your ip address of your modem? for example if your ip to your modem is 188.8.131.52 keep the first three numbers the same in the static and try changing the last number to something else different from the number already there. that way it will at least appear that your wii is in the same network as your ip address. this is definitely a long shot but im sure at this point youre willing to try anything. that is really lame that it wont let you connect. if you dont know your modem's ip then merely go to google and type "whats my ip" one of the sites will tell you as soon as you click it.