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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by krnk123, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. krnk123

    krnk123 WiiChat Member

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    I tried to set up my wireless router with my wii but all i get is the error code and i tried everything. Are wiis able to connect with Apple Base stations in the first place?
     
  2. samorama

    samorama Wii Oui!

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    I'm using an Apple airport base station and had no problems setting it up. Do you need a password for your network?
     
  3. krnk123

    krnk123 WiiChat Member

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    yeah and i put it in but it doesnt work what setting did you change for your base station settings?
     
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    Make sure you check the mac Filter. Not Mac as in apple, mac as in mac address. If you have a mac filter then you must add the Wii's mac address (located in console Information in settings) to the safe list. If not, then it must be some other problem
     
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    Ok i am completely lost on this whole thing. Forgive me i am really new to the mac and doing anything wireless for that matter. I can not figure out how to connect. I have founf the Mac address as stated in the earlier post. But after that i am lost. Also i only have airport express if that makes a difference. Thanks for any and all help
     
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    The usual problem that users have when they're connecting to any wireless network is that they forget to try different wireless password encryptions like WPA2 or WEP 128-Hex, these are things that you should fiddle with until you find out which is the right encryption, or look at your router to find out. I'm an Apple technician and this is a constant problem, it's not your fault, you just didn't know. Tell me if that's helpful ^_^
     
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    I have tried that option as well, what i just recently tried was finding the password for me express. I typed that in where it askes you too, I get the test connection to work but when it says that is dl some updates that is where it stops working. I am currently in the Airport Admin Utility trying to add the MAC address but do not know what to do then
     
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    ok so can someone with a apple base station post what they exactly did
     
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    Open up Airport Admin Utility (located in /Applications/Utilities) and double-click on your airport base station. Go to the Access Control tab, and click on the + icon on the right-hand side. Enter the MAC address of the Wii (found in Wii Options -> Wii Settings Page 2-> Internet -> Console Information). Give the Wii a name, then click on OK. Click on Update to apply the settings and reboot the airport.
     
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    it doesn't work i don't know why but it just cant connect i get error 5201 or sumthin
     
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    What kind of encryption are you using?
     
  12. krnk123

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    i am using WES encryption, the apple base station is downstairs in the basement and the another station right behind a wall behind the Wii. I tried the various encryption settings on the Wii, but it doesn't work. When i scan for an access point the stations show up but when i try to connect it doesn't work. Please help me. i
     
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    Have you tried no encryption?
     
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    i have not even if it works my dad wants encryption on the network so i have no luck there
     
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    DragonM3D Wiimate

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    I would just try takeing your wireless encryption off just to test if that is it. What fixed it for me is to just reset my router to default settings. Then I was able to connect
     
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    Alright, I had this problem at home, what you want to do is check your router settings and give you Wii a Static (fixed) IP address (192.168.1.110 for me) and then make sure that your wii has all ports forwarded so that your console can access everything through TCP and UDP ports.

    I was using a Linksys router that I bought yesterday, so I had some other things to deal with, if you would like more information, boot up your Wii, make the error code pop up, and write it down, go online with your computer and go into http://support.nintendo.com Then just follow the directions that Nintendo gives you, it's worth it.
     
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    Double-check that your router is set to use 802.11B and G, as opposed to G-only. Some people have been noting there was problems when using a router in G-only mode.
     
  18. Ziorjen

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    Oh,

    Don't forget!
    Set your wireless to broadcast on channel 1 or 11, because those are the channels that allow for faster download/upload for the Nintendo Wi-Fi.
     
  19. mr. fu man chu

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    Hi, I'm new to the forums, and I'm having trouble connecting with my Airport Extreme to my Wii. The problem is I keep getting that annoying error 51330 I've yet to see if the Wii is in my mac adress (as said above) but was wondering about the security connections wpa and wep I can use Wpa but which do I use they all work?

    ps is the password for your Airport like a short one you set or is it that long string of letters and numbers (i'm new to macs forgive please)
     
  20. jus.

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    If it's not a lot of trouble, plug your mac into your WIRED connection and share it's Ethernet connection over airport (use your mac as a router) it gives a good range, that's what I do. Let me know and I'll PM you the details, I'm too lazy to look 'em up if you don't need 'em.

    I'm sure it's easy to use the base stations as well but I don't have one. If you can find a guide online of setting up a DS for your Base Station, the exact same settings will apply to Wii. Only the DS menu will say gateway where your Wii says router on the DNS settings page. That probably would have been obvious when you got to the screen but hopefully you'll be able to get it set up from this without needing more help. Waiting sucks!
     

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