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Connection Problems with Linksys

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by scottmcc8, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. scottmcc8

    scottmcc8 WiiChat Member

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    I am having connection problems with my Wii to my Linksys WRT54G router. I can connect with no wireless security enabled on my router. When I use WEP encryption I cannot connect. I tried the following I upgraded the firmware, reset the router multiple times, reset the IPs, changed my IP range to 192.168.2.x, played around with every channel possible, and still no luck. Can anybody give me some advice as to why I cannot connect.

    Thanks!
     
  2. strommsarnac

    strommsarnac WiiChat Member

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    Sounds like you're not configuring both the Wii and the router with the same info. Also, I suggest WPA not WEP as WEP sucks for protection.

    Things to change on the router.
    Router Password: Change this from the default. Use upper/lower case, alpha/numeric and non-standard character/s (like $#@!)
    SSID: Don't use the default. Set this so it's NOT broadcast.
    WPA, TKIP, 8 character key (follow password rules).
    Lastly, but option is MAC Address filtering. You'll have to find the MAC Address of the devices you want to connect to the router (I don't know the screen on the Wii off the top of my head, but it's obvious once you see it). The MAC address is in the format of 6 sets of hexadecimal numbers. Example: 00:1a:3c:af:d5:de

    Once you have the router configured the way you want, you'll need to MANUALLY configure the Wii with matching info (SSID, WPA, TKIP, Key). Then it'll connect on it's own.

    The only reason you should use WEP is if you have an old WiFi device which only allows for WEP (like the old DS's).

    The most likely problem you're having is that you enabled encryption (WEP). When you do this, you need to manually configure the client (Wii, laptop, DS) with the key used by the router. My guess is that you didn't do that.
     
  3. LiquidD

    LiquidD Pwnage Master

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    Just turn of security. Really, what are you trying to protect? There is no point in that damn security.
     
  4. iamreptar

    iamreptar WiiChat Member

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    isnt the security thing so people cant steal your connection ?
     
  5. driftking2

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    go on the computer connected to the router....then go to the website routerlogin.net

    password by default is password
    screename by default is admin

    then find the wep key....when the wii ask for wep key..enter that code and it should connect
     
  6. gnahc79

    gnahc79 WiiChat Member

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    Have you tried a different key and key length? The WRT54GS allows a longer key length than the Wii, by one alphanumeric character. I finally got WPA AES working with a slightly shorter key. I've been using WEP for a while now :p. For me security is fairly important since I'm in an apt complex in the silicon valley...crazy code monkeys all around!
     
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  7. strommsarnac

    strommsarnac WiiChat Member

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    ?? That site is for Netgear devices, not Linksys.
     
  8. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    Yeah...

    I suppose I'd rather not have strangers mooching my bandwidth, slowing everything down for me. And that's the least of the worries.

    You really shouldn't spout crap you know little about.
     
  9. LiquidD

    LiquidD Pwnage Master

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    You moron. Really, who really is going to steal your crappy connection? Besides, the
    Wii doesn't take up a lot of the bandwith.
     
  10. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    Ummm...apparently you've never lived in an apartment. If you don't secure your network, everybody in the building will be mooching off of you. I know--we used to do it when we didn't have internet.

    And do you even understand the concept of bandwidth? Online games use A LOT of bandwidth--more than anything else. If others are mooching, they're stealing bandwidth you need to play the game, thus causing a great deal of lag.

    Duh.
     
  11. strommsarnac

    strommsarnac WiiChat Member

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    Anyone who finds your open connection. I teach at a local High School and you wouldn't believe the number of kids I have heard say they use their neighbor's WiFi to download music/movies/games from the net. They'd rather screw someone else than get caught when their parents get arrested/sued,

    In the US there are two laws affecting WiFi connections. 1. The host is legally responsible for any and all activity. 2. It is illegal to use a WiFi connection without authorized consent from the owner.

    I just hope your parents don't end up getting a letter from their local DA and RIAA because you were too naive to lock it down.
     
  12. LiquidD

    LiquidD Pwnage Master

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    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    I dont have have security on mines. But not because I dont want it, but when I set it up, I cant get my wireless connection to work :p Then again I never really tried to figure it out, I probably could but since the chances of someone stealing my connection is very very low I dont bother. Besides I have command prompt open so if someone is using my network who doesnt live in my house I can see the ping start to rise which will give me suspicion, but its never happened. I could steal my neighbors if I wanted to, but its waay to slow to be worth it, especially when I have my own.
     
  14. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    Just because one douche decides to leave his network open (despite an admitted list of reasons to actually secure it), it doesn't mean that it's a good idea. It's entirely contrary to common sense.


    Nice try, kid.
     
  15. LiquidD

    LiquidD Pwnage Master

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    ur a complete moron. do you really think that someone is going to sit in front of your house to steal ur information and download free music. hell, i admit that i download free music and i dont give who knows it. besides, i dont know if you know, but people are finding ways to crack you wep key and from what i hear, its easy.
     
  16. gnahc79

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    Drop it already, you're waaaay off topic and out of your league. Especially if you're not familiar with networks & security, e.g. cracking WEP and emulating TCP/IP...that was a fun undergrad assignment.
     
  17. strommsarnac

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    Wow, I just love being called a moron (by inclusion that I'm one of "those" people who feel everyone should secure their WiFi).

    Professionally speaking, since this stuff is part of my profession and I deal with it every day from a home level to enterprise level I feel I have earned the right to point out how foolish anyone is who thinks they don't need to secure their WiFi.

    1. People DO sit in front of homes/businesses to get free internet access. Those people are usually doing something illegal (estimations are upwards of %78). YOU are legally responsible for ALL activity on your Internet connection. If you leave the WiFi unprotected, you are STILL liable.

    2. RE: Command prompt. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! Please tell me you are. Your ping will not significantly increase if most people are piggy-backing on your WiFi. I have to guess that you're not running a continuous ping and dumping to to a file so that you can review the history. If not, then you have no idea what's being done when you aren't pinging AND watchin the command window.

    3. It's more likely that it's not someone parked outside who's stealing your WiFi, but one of your neighbors. Especially in the suburbs. Inner City locations are more likely to have "travelling" piggy-backers and they're not as obvious.
     
  18. largedarry

    largedarry Waiting For Tomorrow

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    I must admit that LiquidD you don't know what you're talking about. I remember when I was in school, we designed a computer program that used multiple unsecure networks to speed up your internet (even had the general thesis to sell the extra bandwidth available). One of my room mates never secured is network, and I used to screw with it all the time. Locking out specific MAC addresses, periodically rebooting the router, change the login password, etc.

    Basically if you live in the city, secure your network. I lived in an appartment for a year and never payed for internet once, there were 2 different wireless routers available to me.

    To the OP, have you entered all the WEP or WPA key? Do you broadcast your SSID? If no, did you manually enter it correctly into the Wii? Have you set your routers firewall up to allow the Wii to access the internet correctly?
     

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