I bought the Wi-Fi USB connector on Tuesday. Installed it, hooked it up, it worked great, my friends and I were spamming each other's message boards like no tomorrow. Sometime last night the connection stopped working and the wii didn't recognize the connector, so I tried a connection test through the wii's internet options. I got the error 51040 so I checked it on the Nintendo site and I went through some steps to correct it; I uninstalled and reinstalled the software (several times, from my installation CD and Nintendo's links), checked my firewalls, etc.
I started getting an internet connection sharing error, so I googled it and found these forums and started taking steps to fix it--except nothing's worked. I've uninstalled, reinstalled, I've allowed access from my main internet connection, port forwarded on my router, put all the files on Norton (I know =\) safe list, disabled norton, bypassed my router and went directly from the modem to the PC, and tried plugging the Wi-Fi USB Connector into the front and back of the PC.
Last night I tried changing my router's IP from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.2.1 and the software installed but the wii would not pick up the connection. Again, I tried reinstalling, and got the internet connection sharing error.
This is frustrating =( Does anyone have a fix that I haven't tried or perhaps have done wrong?
For clarification, I don't use Vista, I use XP.
Alright, I changed my ip again and it finally did install; however, when the connection setup gets to the point where the wii says "Use the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector registration tool on your PC to grant this Wii permission to connect," I do so and nothing happens. The wii doesn't pick up the signal. They're less than 10ft apart and when I move the wii closer to the connector nothing happens.