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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by myloveispure, May 26, 2007.

  1. myloveispure

    myloveispure ...and justice for all

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    I am having trouble connecting my wii to the net. My wii picks up my access point, but when it goes to do a connection test it fails. I get error codes 52030, 51330 and 51331. Whats wrong? I got my wii's MAc address from "console information" if i need to use that...
     
  2. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    Hi

    you only need the Wii's MAC address if you have MAC address
    filtering / access control enabled on your access point.

    tbh, having MAC filtering enabled is a good security measure
    and will help to keep your network secure when used in conjunction
    with WPA-TKIP (or AES) encryption.

    have a look in your access point settings to see if you have got
    MAC filtering / access control enabled...if so, simply enter the Wii's
    MAC address into the "allowed" list.....you might also need to ensure
    that the MAC filter rule is set to "allow" listed MAC's to connect and not
    to "deny" them.
     
  3. loko__loko

    loko__loko WiiChat Member

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    mine can detect too, but no data is being transfered. im using apple wifi device...

    although i can use that same device to my other apple laptop and a pc without any problem
     
  4. myloveispure

    myloveispure ...and justice for all

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    ok but how do i get to the MAC filtering list?I can go to my modem settings by entering the ip adress on a internet browser. Im using a netcomm wireless modem btw.
     
  5. myloveispure

    myloveispure ...and justice for all

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    ahh my router isnt using mac filtering...the only thing i have left to do is a firmware update...
     
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    The short version of this post is how do I get the MAC address of my Wii?

    About 2 weeks ago, we were in Portland visiting my son and I FINALLY found a Wii for sale. We hooked it up at his place to try it out. Some where in the setup process, the Wii MAC address appeared on screen. Since he has a wireless network going (WPA) and MAC filtering, I interfaced the Wii with his network (including MAC) with no problem. We all had a ball playing with the Wii over the weekend. Then my wife decided to give him my Wii and so I became just another Wii-less person determined to get another one.

    Back home a few days later, I did score another NEW Wii. I also have WPA screening on my home system. However, in setting up my new Wii, no where did I see the MAC address of my Wii appear. So, in order to interface my Wii with my home network, I had to disable MAC protection. I realize that MAC filtering is the easiest to hack into, but coupled with WPA, it's an extra protection against someone hacking into my home network. So, how do I get my MAC number to appear on screen like my first Wii?

    I'm starting to think some Wii's have MAC filtering and some don't.
     
  7. TheCosmicFrog

    TheCosmicFrog WiiChat Member

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    I HAVE THE ANSWER!

    go to your routers options. change the broadcast mode to 802.11b only

    happy Wiiing
     
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    Fencefry WiiChat Member

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    I'm having the same problem, but 1 question, how do I access my router options, all I know is what my IP is.
     
  9. myloveispure

    myloveispure ...and justice for all

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    ^ go type your ip address in your internet broswer. there u go, all your router options. if it sks for a username and password put in "admin" in both fields.
     
  10. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    eh?

    i don't believe thats the answer at all....maybe if you were connecting a DS
    but, the Wii uses either 802.11b (11Mbps) or 802.11g (54Mbps) and from
    what settings can be tweaked on the Wii, i can't see an option to change
    between the two protocols...the only way to do that is to change the
    output on the router / access point.

    tbh, it appears that the Wii is a bit finicky when it comes to connecting to
    access points / wireless routers. as i mentioned in another post, i have a
    linksys wrt54gs (54Mbps) wifi router which will not accept the Wii, so to
    get around it i have disabled wifi on that router and connected another
    linksys wrt55ag to it with wifi enabled so that it works as an access point.

    so you've gone into the Wii options>internet settings>console information screen?

    that's where the MAC address is for the wifi interface built into the Wii.
     
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  11. loko__loko

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    sold my japs wii and bought myself a us version wii.. although both wii can detect the signal sent by my apple imac desktop.. no sucess on getting data from the imac (but my apple laptop and windows desktop can detect and can receive internet data)
     
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    Try changing the channel to either 1, 6 or 11. It should work fine on any of these channels. Goodluck.
     
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    Samster Slave to the Wind

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    Every wireless device has a MAC address, it's like a unique identifier. The MAC filtering isn't done on the Wii it's done on your wireless router so that you can restrict what devices can use it. Your Wii definitely has one, try setting up a new connection and the MAC address will be shown
     
  14. myloveispure

    myloveispure ...and justice for all

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    how do i do that?
     
  15. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    in your router configuration settings, there should be an
    option to change the wireless channel.

    normally (for UK) the channels range from 1 to 14, with either
    6 or 11 being the most commonly used. all these are are slight
    increments on the 2.4Ghz frequency to try and avoid conflict or
    intereference from other wireless devices.

    please be aware that equipment such as DECT telephones, microwave
    ovens, double glazing and central heating radiators can also affect a
    wireless signal. other stuff like tv's, high density wooden furniture
    are amongst regular household items which can degrade the signal.

    always try and keep the wireless access point / router fairly high up
    in the room and in a central location with as much "line of sight" to
    the Wii as possible.
     
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    been trying to connect but nada...
     
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    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    zachp18 me two game systems below

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    i had that exact same probablem too. i needed my ssid and i had to change the channel to channel 11 on my router. hope that helps.
     
  19. billcsho

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    Sometimes the wireless connection on Wii is unpredictable. I have several wireless routers running in bridge mode at home and I have already get my Wii connected through one of the router wirelessly. Two days ago, it failed to connect to the internet. I ended up setting wireless 2 to another router using exactly the same settings (manual IP and gateway). The interesting part is the original connection was at the main router (gateway) and now it works on a router that bridged to the main router which is uplinked to broadband.:crazy:
     
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