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System Update is goofy

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by Altruist, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Altruist

    Altruist WiiChat Member

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    Anyone else have problems on their first system update? I've had my system for maybe a month or 2 now and I don't have wireless set up in my apartment (it's campus owned and they are actually ridiculous enough to have a ban on wireless internet just to ensure that everyone using the internet is paying $50 a month or something). Anyways, I've only been able to attempt the system update a couple times as a result. Every time I try to update the thing, it stalls LONG before it's complete. I've seen it get anywhere from about 1-15% (judging by the size of the bar). I've tried this on 3 or 4 different wireless connections now (all with either 2/3 or full connectivity) and the same thing happens everytime (and it usually takes an hour or so even to get to 10 or 15%). What can I do about this?????????
     
  2. Byuakuya

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    i suggest you update when you are at home or away from campus.
     
  3. Altruist

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    Everything I've tried it on has been a non-campus connection (homes of 2 friends who live close to campus, a church connection, and I think one other though I can't remember what connection it was...)
     
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    then have you checked if the router where you tried were set to 1 or 11?
     
  5. Altruist

    Altruist WiiChat Member

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    Actually, I just read something about the LAN converters that just plug in through USB. If I got one of those, I'd probably be good, right? I just don't want to spend $30 (half the cost of a new game) and get something that might not even work for what I need.
     
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    Hmm? No. I don't really know what you mean. :p
     
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    the router channel should be set to either 1 or 11. this dramitically improves download speeds.
     
  8. Altruist

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    Hmm... I'll have to keep that in mind next time I try. If I had to guess, I'd say that it's probably set to 1 at first though?
     
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    then try 11, you may see an improvement in speeds.
     
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    All right, cool, will do. It'll probably be a week or so before I get another chance to try though...
     
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    cool. hope you get it to work. also get some VC games if you are into it.:thumbsup:
     
  12. Altruist

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    Yeah, that's actually why I signed on here in the first place (to get some info on something related to VC), but I realized I might be able to get some help with the connection.
     
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    great. hope to see more of your posts around.
     
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    well the router channel is set to 6 by default, so ya change it to 1 or 11, mine wouldnt even work with 6, but as soon as i changed it to 1, bam, online..and everything workin fast!because that same thing happened to me, this is prolly the reason u r having trouble, wish ya luck!
     
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    Ahh, cool. Good to know.
     
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    The first time didnt work for me. I just kept trying. About the 5th time it worked. All the other times it would freeze up.
     
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    what is your best bet if you have no wireless network, and your wii is upstairs while your pc is downstairs???
     
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    I didn't want to get all the posts in a quote (too lazy right now), but I will try to answer all I can

    Yes, that might be the best thing for you to use, so, yeah, i'd say go for it

    the 1-11 thing are wireless channels, usually you don't have to worry about them, but in big businesses and hotels where they run 3 ISPs at the same time or need to cover a wider distance, wireless access points on the same channel will have problems with each other, the same problems you get when you use a cordless phone at the same time as wireless internet

    If you want, you can tell your college about MAC address filtering, so the only way students can get access to the wireless access point is if their MAC address is added to the access point, that way, there is no way to access the wireless unless you pay for it anyway
     
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