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Possible solution for those w/ wifi connection problems

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by HBK, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. HBK

    HBK WiiChat Member

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    Hey guys I'm new. I got a suggestion for you people who have wireless connection problems. I'm not sure if it will solve your problems, but it's worth a try. I had similar problems with my ds a long time ago. I could not connect it with my wireless router. The SSID would show but that's it. Anyway I found this:

    link: NintendoWIFI.com

    So I hope it helps out you guys. I will be opening my wii soon. Peace.
     
  2. Battousai2

    Battousai2 WiiChat Member

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    Although that's for the DS (which only supports 802.11b), I've been having that problem with the wii as well. It seems it will not connect to a g-only network at all. I imagine this is the cause of most people's connection problems as i see the solution is usually to reset to default settings, which usually sets the router to mixed mode.

    Hopefully this will get fixed with a firmware upgrade, as I'd rather use my own network than the usb dongle.
     
  3. UTmtnbiker

    UTmtnbiker WiiChat Member

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    I wish Nintendo would have been more specific about the formats they support with their wifi. The box and the manuals only state 802.11 (no a/b/g). I must've tried for about an hour last night to hook it up to my G only network only to get the dreaded not conecting errors. It was endless frustration as I've got a bunch of other equipment hooked up wirelessly (XBox 360, Xbox, ReplayTV, etc) and I couldn't figure out why (started looking at ports and such).

    I finally googled it and got it going in about 5 minutes after I reset one of my routers to mixed mode b/g. A lot of frustration that I think a lot of people are going to encounter.
     
  4. l1DEMON1l

    l1DEMON1l Wii Owner

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    I'm 100% sure the WiFi won't take a G-only based wireless router. That's what mine was set to. As soon as I switched my router to accept both B and G signals it immediately started to work and get the updates from online.
     
  5. Battousai2

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    I'm glad i'm getting more confirmation about this, I was beginning to think i had a defective unit.

    I'll try and see if i can't get thru to nintendo support this afternoon and get a response about this. Hopefully this will get taken care of in a software update.

    EDIT: I've sent an email thru to Nintendo support:

    "Hi, Ive been testing my wii with my wireless network, and it seems Im unable to get it to connect when using g-only mode on my router.

    To clarify, Ive tested my router using no security (ie making it open), and find that the wii will connect when using mixed mode (b/g) but will not when using g-only. I also make sure to clear the connection settings on the wii before a test. Ive talked to many others who have had similar experiences.

    So my question is if the wii should be able to work on a g-only wireless network? If it should, then is this a known issue and will there be a fix? If not, could it possibly be something that will be added in the future?"

    I'll let you guys know if i hear back from them.
     
    #5 Battousai2, Nov 21, 2006
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2006
  6. Lena27

    Lena27 WiiChat Member

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    hello i need help talking to the people online on call of duty 4 for my nintendo wii console.is there a way you can talk to people online on that game?get back to me ok.thanks
     
  7. Strpure88

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    I need help please. I have super fast internet but, when I play Black Ops or MW3 I will have 3 bars then randomly it changes to 1 bar for like 2 minutes then back to 3 bars. I hate this very much. Please, do you guys have any ideas?
     
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