I purchased a D-Link DI-624M specifically with wireless connection on the DS and Wii in mind after reading various statements on the internet saying that it worked out of the box with both.
It doesn't. It also won't work with my brother's PSP. With all three systems I get an error message back saying that no IP address was assigned by the network. I have DHCP enabled, so I don't know why this is happening.
Does anyone have experience with this router (or with something like the DI-624, since I assume they work very similarly) who can help me out?
What follows is all router-related, rather than strictly Wii-related, so I'm not sure if anyone will be able to help me with this on here:
I'm not sure my settings are even being put into practice by the router. It certainly saves them - they all appear correctly, as I have defined them, every time I open up the control panel, even after turning off. However, even when I have changed the SSID and activated WEP encription, the access point appears on both my DS and Wii as being unlocked and named 'default'. For the Wii, I have also attempted to activate WPA, but this only resulted in an error code telling me that I entered the wrong WPA key (I checked, and I entered it all correctly.)
Furthermore, upon changing some settings, including those involving DHCP, the router resets and the computer asks me to "wait 200 seconds," or whatever the exact period of time is. However, once it's finished, it enters into a loop wherein it basically resets itself every 20 seconds. I then have to unplug it and plug it in again, manually reset, plug connections into my old wired router and then back into the wireless router before it starts working again, and even then half the time the computer tells me that the network adapter has a poor connection and cannot connect to the internet, as a result of not being assigned an IP address.
Oh, also, when I manually reset the router, all of my settings remain intact. It's meant to restore it to factory settings.
It's all very worrying. Oh, and my two computers are connected to the router by ethernet cable, not wirelessly.