how you enable security and what type of security will determine howOriginally Posted by thefanmyj
you enter the details into the Wii.
if you decide to use the (stronger) WPA-TKIP (or AES) type encryption, you
need to first go into the router configuration pages and enable wireless
security..choose WPA-TKIP and enter a "pass phrase". this pass phrase can
be anything that you want, and is limited iirc, 63 characters.
next, go into the Wii's internet options and create a new wireless connection.
browse for your routers SSID and then select it. you will now be prompted to
enter the pass phrase that you created on the router. enter it, click ok etc
and the Wii should now initiate a connection test.
you can also use WEP (either 64Bit or 128Bit) encryption, but this is less
secure that WPA.
if you do decide to use WEP, you will need to create a "key" which
is in hexadecimal format, i.e. 00:A1:B2:C3:E4:F5 once again, this "key" will
need to be entered into the Wii.
for added security, you can also do a few of the following things:-
enable MAC address access / filtering. each network interface card (NIC)
has a unique "hardware" address or identification number. most routers allow
you to determine which MAC you want to allow to connect to the router.
to find the Wii's MAC address, go into "console information" and you'll see the
MAC for the wireless interface, once again in hexadecimal format. make a note
of it and enter it into the "allowed or trusted" MAC's on the router.
limit the "pool" of IP addresses that the router allocates via DHCP. if you only
have 3 devices connected to the router, limit the number of IP's to 3.
once you have gained connection with the Wii, disable the SSID broadcast
on the router..this will stop "casual" evesdroppers from seeing your network.
it won't stop the more dedicated though, as wireless network's are very easy
to find when using "certain" bits of software which are freely available on the