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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by bubba_paul_bear, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. bubba_paul_bear

    bubba_paul_bear WiiChat Member

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    Help
    We just hooked up our WII and set up the Wireless Access point. A went well, was able to find and connect to the access point, download the updates, go to the news and forcast channels find, but when we tried the WII Shop channel, it hangs on the " Connecting Please Wait" . Well called the Nintendo support, and after about an hr. was told that the WII will not work with Satellite internet connection. I find this hard to believe since I am able to connect and download updates, and access the other channels. Has anyone else had this problem?
    Thanks
     
  2. Hunter123

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    Yes. I had and have actually this problem, but with the 56k connection. I live in Italy, and i called Nintendo Italy Support...They were very unprofessional...They proffered me to send them Wii to change it...I was'nt agree, because i think it's a connection problem, not a Wii problem. So they told me to write an email to the support center. I had no answer.

    I hope Nintendo releases a patch for the Wii Shop channel, i think it has a lot of bugs.
     
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    i have satelite and it did not want to connect to the shop channel the night i got the satelite installed but i tried it in the morning and it worked. got to see all the new games out for the vc.
     
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    yeah i think alot of people are getting problems with their connection, even if the connection test goes ok and the updates start to install

    last night i finally got round to putting my wii online, set up the connection etc, test said it was fine, but it took a few attempts to finish dloading.

    do you get error codes at all?
     
  5. ka3ak

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    Am having the exact same problem. Tried numerous times over several days. Everything online seems to work fine except for the Wii Shop Channel.

    My ISP is Hughes, I have the DW4000 modem, and am using MS Internet Connection Sharing (yuk). The Wii connects wirelessly through a WGT624 v2Netgear router.

    I did a packet trace of the Wii while it was attempting to access the Shop Channel and I noticed it was using SSL when doing so. The Wii did some communicating with Nintendo servers but then ended the sessions. I didn't see any obvious problems in the trace.

    I do know that SSL over satellite is horrible in general because of the high latency and the nature of the protocol and wonder if the Wii is not being "patient" enough.

    Can anyone who successfully connected to the Shop Channel over satellite comment on your setup?
     
  6. mym6

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    Why in the world would you use ICS if you have a wireless router?
     
  7. lordmat0

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    Is the connection you're using on connection 1?
     
  8. ka3ak

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    The model satellite modem I have will connect only to a USB port. That's why I must connect it to my PC and use ICS. My wireless router isn't routing but is only being used as a wireless access point.
     
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    Not sure what you're asking but the connection being shared is the satellite modem USB interface.

    If you are referring to the wireless channel, I did change it to channel 1 but it did not help.
     
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    Pray to Shigeru Miyamoto. That's what I did and it worked for me.
     
  11. Jorge

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    I have Hughes/Direcway internet as well. It will begin downloading the updates, but it will have an error message maybe 10-20% into it. I am getting very upset that I can't download all the games I want ; ;
     
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    mine connect perfectly. But i use wifi not satellite
     
  13. Dangleberry123

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    My internet hooked up fine...

    My computer that is sittin like 2 metres away from the wii has a wireless modem hooked up to my step dads in another room. i just got the info on the wireless for my comp put it all in and i was connected fine no problems at all.
     
  14. lordmat0

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    I mean that the connection on the wii.
    You know that on the wii you can set up to 3 differnet connections, did you put the wireless access point on number 1? since when mine was on number 2 i could do everything except going on the wii shop channel.
     
  15. Jorge

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    Well most of us are using Wifi as well, but with a satellite connection.
     
  16. ka3ak

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    I'm using the Wii's built in wireless to connect wirelessly to my router. My PC, which has a satellite modem connected to it via USB, is wired to this same router. So the outbound data path is: Wii -> wireless to router -> wired Ethernet to PC -> wired USB to satellite modem.

    MY wireless router is not really doing any routing but is merely an access point to the wired network. My PC is doing the actual routing to the satellite modem and the Internet.

    There doesn't appear to be a wireless problem since the Wii works without trouble online EXCEPT for the Shop Channel, which has never worked. As a matter of fact, there are no error messages; the Wii simply gets stuck while trying. I've let it try for 10 hours. The only way to stop the attempt is to hold the power switch in for 5 seconds and turn it off.

    I wonder what experience others have had with the DW7000 satellite modem, which uses an Ethernet connection rather than the USB DW4000 that I have.
     
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    You said earlier you managed to do a packet trace and saw that the Wii simply gives up. I'm wondering if there are any other types of traffic the Wii is generating. Perhaps it's attempting to access a hard coded DNS server or attempting to use some sort of PTPP type connection. Look to see if the Wii is talking using any other protocols other than TCP. Check for UDP, GRE and ICMP. It's entirely possible the Wii is attempting to do something that is blocked by your ISP.
     
  18. lordmat0

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    I understand what you're saying but you didn't answer my question. The wii acts weridly if the connect you're using isnt number 1. I'm talking about on the wii settings itself.

    But i don't think that would mater, you can always try that nintendo wireless thingie.
     
  19. Jorge

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    I have a DW6000 modem with a WRT54GS wireless router, and it will let me connect, but it drops during the updates.
     
  20. paintba||er

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    As far as Nintendo saying satellite won't work they are probably wrong. It should work for downloading updates, ect. What it wouldn't work for is playing online games because of the time it takes for the signal to get back and forth from the satellites.


    Try typing the routers ip adress into your web browser (I believe the default is 192.168.1.1) type in your password when it promts (Default should be admin) then click on the wireless tab, then change wireless channel to 1.
     
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