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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by Claira, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Claira

    Claira Claira

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    I have got a Mac G5 with a built in Airport Extreme card. My mac is connected to broadband via the ethernet.

    Can I use the airport card to connect the Wii to go online if my mac is on and the broadband is connected?

    If so how do I do it? If not how do I do it?

    Do I need an Airport Express thingy - its all so confusing!!

    Any help I would really appreciate :wtf:
     
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    I think you can just go into system preferences, sharing, click on the internet tab, and choose share your connection from ethernet, then check to computers using airport. That should work though I'm not 100% sure.
     
  3. Mark OTVII

    Mark OTVII i dream of xenu

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    gotta make sure your computer is set up to give out ip address via dhcp. don't know much about mac, but it should be easy to turn your comp into a "router" to do what you want... if you're using osx you're in luck since its BSD under the hood - read about bridging connections on BSD os and open a terminal window. I don't remember the exact syntax of the command but it's basically "bridge eth0 eth1 bridge1" and then setup dhcp.

    if none of that made any sense don't try it, you might screw up something.
    if you know any unix and are using a mac with osx and above, this should be easy as hell since its basically unix with a pretty GUI.
     
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    gamechaser001 Wii Nerd

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    pretty much what the other two said, set up your wireless card to transmitt rather than recieve (I think it's ad hoc mode) set up DHCP to assign IP addresses and see if it is possible to run your MAC as a router, then you can use your MAC as your wireless access point for your Wii and for other wireless devices, the funny thing is i'm trying the same thing on Win98 on an IBM, I haven't worked on it reciently due to a video driver problem
     
  5. eMCe

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    Thanks Guys that really helped.

    I went to System preferences > sharing>internet

    Share from - built in ethernet

    to computers using airport went to airport options to give it a name etc

    and then clicked on internet sharing start

    The Wii is picking up the wireless connection, however it is giving an error message

    I will do a bit more research and let you know how I get on
     
  7. Claira

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    Think I've got 1 step closer to going online

    I need to manually input the IP and DNS info on the settings

    I know how to do this but what do I put in

    Any help would be appreciated
     
  8. Mark OTVII

    Mark OTVII i dream of xenu

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    Ummmm I don't know my way around a Mac enough to tell you where to find DNS settings - those are set by your ISP.

    You should be able to give the Wii a static IP address of your own choosing in the 192.168.x.x range, tell it the dns info once you find it, and voila.

    Any Mac users know where dns info is located?
     
  9. Claira

    Claira Claira

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    Found my IP

    it is in System preferences>Network> TCP/IP

    It is a 192.168.x.x number so I will try that

    Info on another forum said to use 10.0.2.1 as the primary DNS and 10.0.2.11 on the secondary DNS

    If anybody else is trying to do the same thing hopefully this will help you

    I will give it a whirl and let you know if it works

    Thanks guys
     
  10. Mark OTVII

    Mark OTVII i dream of xenu

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    Addresses for DNS are specific to *your* service provider.

    10.0.x.x is a private range like 192.168.x.x and not what you want to use.

    Open up a terminal window (if you're using OSX) and type the following into the command line:

    cat /etc/resolv.conf


    that should spit out your dns info.
     
  11. eMCe

    eMCe Caught dancing w/ my Wii

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    see I got stuck there. didn't know about the dns. I'm stuck at work for another 7 hours. so I'm monitoring this tread by my treo. So if you get it to work before I ger home and try it let me know what you did. I work for Sprint so I get their wireless aircard for super cheap so I really need this to work. it would save me atleast 50 bucks a month (a whole wii game? I think so!) So any help from anyone else would be phenominal as well.
     
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    Minto You're kidding, right?

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    pieeeeeeeeeeeeeee
     
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    Well, your Wii and MAC found each other, wcich is a good thing, I guess you should tinker around until you find something
     
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    Glitch Wii Girl :P

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    With mine, I could not firgure out how to connect it for a long time. I have a mac as well with the airport. It ended up I needed this special code thing that works for the airport. If you still can't figure it out, then just ask me, and I will see what code I had to put in.

    Before I had the code in, the wii could find my wireless connection and stuff, but when it would do the connection test, it came up with an error code.
     
  15. eMCe

    eMCe Caught dancing w/ my Wii

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    I put the DNS in... but that was all. and I got error code: 52031 Unable to connect to the internet. Please see the Wii Operations Manual or visit support.nintendo.com (or wiichat.com!!) for assistance
     
  16. eMCe

    eMCe Caught dancing w/ my Wii

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    Now I put in my IP addy in manually and my DNS as well. Now I'm getting error code 51331 Unable to connect to the internet. Choose Internet settings and then confirm your connection. Visit Wiichat.com for assistance. lol

    Help!!!! What next? I don't understand how anyone is getting this to work. but I want mine to work. The Wii is only half as fun offline. I'm getting frustrated and I think I did what everyone else has. Did I miss something?
    :mad2:
     
  17. Mark OTVII

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    Are you then putting into the wii your computer's IP addy as Default Router under advanced settings, as well as set subnet mask to 255.255.255.0.
     
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    Thanks for all the help, I think I'm getting there!!

    I've found my IP, Subnet and default router address in my system preferences

    The primary and secondary DNS were on my broadband providers website help bit

    I put all this info into the Wii manually but still I'm getting an error message

    Has anybody else got the Wii to connect in this way?

    Anybody know what to try next?
     
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    Getting a bit further!!

    Terminal window!! never heard of one of those before but did a bit of research found it and some more info.

    For those who are trying to do the same as me this is what I'm going to try next.

    to find the IP type in ifconfig en1 into the terminal window - the number between inet and netmask is the IP mine is 10.0.2.1
    Subnet is 255.255.255.0
    Default router this is from my system preferences>network>TCP/IP bit
    DNS found this by entering cat /etc/resolv.conf (thanks Mark OTVII)

    I'll give it a whirl and see how it goes!

    If anybody else has got it to work please let me know how
     
  20. eMCe

    eMCe Caught dancing w/ my Wii

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    I left the bloody subnet mask blank b/c I wasn't paying attention. but thanks for the reminder. I will try this when I get home. i'm back to monitoring threads by treo lol. but sweet thanks. trying this as soon as I get home.
     

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