Ok, to keep this brief:
I have the nintendo wifi dongle, and no access to a router. I've been using the dongle for the longest time, but about a month (or two) ago it stopped working. I tried all sorts of things, and nothing worked. Finally, I just uninstalled the nintendo wifi software off my PC, and reinstalled it. Bingo, problem solved.
For about 20 minutes (roughly).
So I do it again, reinstall, connect... everything is fine. For about 20 minutes. It seems the only thing I can do to fix this problem is reinstall, and it will work flawlessly for a short time - then crap out suddenly. What the hell is going on? It still shows up when I double-click the wifi logo, but when I try to run a connection test it gives me the usual 51040 error (or some number similar) and says to check if my dongle is working - which it is.
Some background info:
-My Wii and the dongle are in seperate rooms, but have always been and it used to work fine. The dongle and the wii are both close to the same wall however and are no more than 5 feet apart.
-It's not my internet connection either, as far as I can tell. I just switched providers for a non-related reason and I was hoping it would solve this - it did not.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.