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internet sharing with PCI WiFi card to Wii

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by lele007, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. lele007

    lele007 WiiChat Member

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    Hi there!

    My internet connection directly comes to my pc from the ISP through a LAN cable to my network card (IP/DNS through DHCP). I have bought a PCI WiFi card to share this connection with my Wii however i can't get it to work. The Wii gives me a 50100 error (No internet connection). I have enable internet sharing in the newtork connections/properties panel..

    WiFi is set to peer-to-peer, security WEP, authentic mode: Shared key, and to channel 1...

    Can somebody help?
    Many thanks!
     
  2. bobby1211

    bobby1211 R.I.P. Digii

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    Wow, how refreshing to see an intelligent post:

    Sounds like you covered all the settings correctly. Do you have another device (laptop?) that you can try to connect on? If you can connect on a laptop, you should be able to connect to the Wii.

    Sorry I dont have anymore ideas for ya.

    -Bobby
     
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    Maleko WiiChat Member

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    Put your WLAN card into AP mode.
     
  5. lele007

    lele007 WiiChat Member

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    how do i do that? :) (i'm new with this wlan thingy)

    edit: i have an option at setting - BSS Type p2p or AP. were you thinking about that one?
     
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    Yea, AP (Access Point) mode was what he typed and thought... unless he was thinking about something else and was intending to type "the trash".

    All that needs to be done is to setup your AP WLAN card like a wireless router and see if your Wii catches it's SSID.

    Btw, make sure you set it to 802.11B or 802.11B/G. The built in wireless on the Wii doesn't function on G apparently.
     
  7. lele007

    lele007 WiiChat Member

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    When i set it to AP my Wii doesn't finds it at all...

    And where do i do that: make sure you set it to 802.11B or 802.11B/G ?

    thanks
     
  8. MaxCapacitor

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    Well, I don't know what kind of card you're sportin' so it'd be difficult to answer you right off the bat.

    What's the make and model of your Wireless LAN card and the software you're using to setup the wireless settings (i.e. WinXP's wireless configurator or the software that came in the box with your WLAN card)?
     
  9. lele007

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    Its microcom WF 3124.. tried in wlan software also in XP's builtin software...
     
  10. MaxCapacitor

    MaxCapacitor WiiChat Member

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    Oh man, I've never attempted to setup an AP through the Windows Zero Configuration built in utility before. I'm not even sure if it's possible.

    If you were using software supplied by the maker of your WLAN card or a compatible third party wireless utility, I'd be able to help you there.

    Hopefully a more experienced network techie will show up to help you with your setup, lele007. Sorry I couldn't help you there.
     
  11. lele007

    lele007 WiiChat Member

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    thanks anyway..
    i've uploaded the user guide (manual) from my wifi card here.. if somebody knows how to get this to work then please have a look at it.. thanks :)
     
  12. SuperH

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    Your WiFi card is 192.168.0.1 on your PC right, since you're using Internet Connection Sharing?

    The Wii needs manually configured, use these settings:
    Wii IP Address: 192.168.0.2
    Subnet: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 192.168.0.1
    Primary DNS: 192.168.0.1
    Secondary DNS: 192.168.0.1

    I hope this works!
     
  13. jledesma

    jledesma PS-What?

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    I know you're trying to configure what you've already purchased, but why not purchase a small wireless router? that way you could have your PC turned off and still have Internet access... Just my 2 cents.
     
  14. SuperH

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    Wireless routers can be had for around $20 if you look around actually, that brings up a good point. You can still have all the features as if you were directly connected if you DMZ your PC through the router.
     
  15. Maleko

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    Yes thats exactly the setting.
     
  16. lele007

    lele007 WiiChat Member

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    i can't do that because my ISP allows only one PC connected to internet (it's blocked through mac address).. however i have a second pc connected to my first one and the internet goes there through a proxy server installed on the first pc... however there is no option in wii to set up internet throught proxy server..
     
  17. hackinfection

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    well have you accepted your wii to connect to the internet if you have your just most likely having a plain connection problem i have a wifi conection and when i first tryed to connect it, it took a long time just keep trying or look to see if they have an answer to your error on nintendo.com
     
  18. Maleko

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    What your ISP doesn't know, won't hurt you. How you set up your home network is none of their concern. And unless you tell them, they will never know (they COULD find out, however it would take more work than they are willing to put in)

    <editted due to re-reading your posts)

    Make sure that ICS is working properly for your other PC (I assume it is) set up the Wii manually using the same net block your second PC is using (if the ip is set to 192.168.0.2, then use any IP other than .2 or .1 (up to .254, for example 182.168.0.5, subnet 255.255.255.0, default gateway <or router address> 192.168.0.1, and then get the DNS that your ISP assigned your main PC) Now, if for some reason you have different IP addresses set then I gave, just change what info I gave you accordingly).

    Set your WiFI card into AP mode. Set the SSID to whatever you wish, and set the security to whatever you wish (I would suggest getting it working with NO security first, just to take things one step at a time). Then your Wii should connect up just fine. NOTE: Don't expect the WiiConnect24 to work though this way as it requires port forwarding which is not setup at this stage, but that should impact you minimally if at all.

    I would HIGLY recommend however that you get yourself some sort of routing software for your main PC and dump ICS ASAP.
     
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  19. lele007

    lele007 WiiChat Member

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    doesn't works.. i set all the parameters manually...
    all set as above -> get the error when wii can't find the SSID etc.
    if i set the gateway to my primary network cards IP (which has the internet) -> i get 50100 error (No internet connection)

    tried as AP and as P2P mode
     
  20. lele007

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    yeah using proxy software.. called proxy++ or what..
     

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