DS Wireless connection help

Solomon Grundy

Distinguished Member
Hi

I can't seem to be able to connect my DS to my wireless router. I don't know where the instructions are so am completely stuck. I have Pokemon Pearl and try to follow the instructions when loading it to connect wirelessly but it seems to not want to do it...

...any suggestions please?

Cheers.
 

Tonye

Active Member
Hi

I can't seem to be able to connect my DS to my wireless router. I don't know where the instructions are so am completely stuck. I have Pokemon Pearl and try to follow the instructions when loading it to connect wirelessly but it seems to not want to do it...

...any suggestions please?

Cheers.

Umm..what model is your router?
 

fortean

Active Member
Your router may be set to use WPA encryption which the DS can't use. If this is the case then you will have to enable WEP encryption; which is less secure than WPA.
 

Solomon Grundy

Distinguished Member
I'll try to sort it, thanks for the pointers...
 

coluigi

Active Member
And just to make you feel great WEP's about as secure as no security - in fact you should use WPA2, but Nintendo aren't great at implementing open standards.
 
C

c4ble

Guest
ok its time to help !!
its very simple to set up wifi with the ds first load up a game with wifi enabled
i used mario kart
then goto this page
http://www.nintendowifi.co.uk/custom...230-4.ENG.html
now in the left drop down menu select ur router make and model
note: some say not compatible ur snookerd at that point if it does
if ur router is in the compatible list it will give instructions but for all routers same principal applies
now in ur game goto wifi play wich should bring up the nintendo wifi settings
if theres something in number 1 erase it click manual
now at this point ur ds should detect the router and ask for a wep key!
to obtain this ip into ur router as detailed from the page above
goto security and there it is this cannot be blank or auto
so make one up or if theres allready one in there copy it into the ds
in the ds do not use the dots just type in the digits
0 are zero not letter o
some routers offer a passphrase conversion to make wep
remember its the wep key and not the pasphrase u put in the ds
after doing that load up this page http://www.nintendowifi.co.uk/gaming...tGamingHub.jsp
and ur in business ----
now some results of my experiments
usb sticks dont work
its set to only use official nintendo usb
the ds does support all ranges of wep encryption i checked them
do not make the mistake of setting ur router as a wireless access point as this will lose u connectivity keeep all settings as they are and just add a wifi is all ur doing the term access point is misleading and that option inside ur router will generally mess things up and lose ur internet connection

hope this helps if u still stuck give me the model of ur router
as written on the label underneath and i shall give u a router specific walkthru

note to the noobs who used router wizard set up cd
yes u can still ip in to it but ur wizard will not help u set up the ds
so dont bother trying use the setup wizard
if ur router is not in the list goto ur manufacturer website and download the manual
u need this because not all routers use the same address to ip in
my router http://192.168.2.1 would go in internet explorer address bar
user and password blank for first time use
this information will be in ur own manual

very sorry for the extra large post but keep seeing silly questions and this should iron out some issues
 

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