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connecting nintendo via wireless router

thefunniefarm
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connecting nintendo via wireless router

Please help before I am driven mad!
I have a Thomson 585 v7 router.  All is well with  my computer connection but I might as well whistle when it comes to connecting the wii and dsi.
I have tried Plusnet, Nintendo and Thomson and they all tell me to contact the other grrr!
Try as I may I cannot get either Nintendo product to go online.  some progress today tho' the dsi has actually found the access point but that is as far as it goes.
I require the super-idiot guide please.
All and any help gratefully received.
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Mand
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Re: connecting nintendo via wireless router

Hi there,
We've got a guide for this, which you can find here. Hope that helps. Smiley
thefunniefarm
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Re: connecting nintendo via wireless router

Yep tried that, still no joy  Cry
Mand
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Re: connecting nintendo via wireless router

Where does it get stuck?
thefunniefarm
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Re: connecting nintendo via wireless router

with the wii - it says it can't find an access point
Mand
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Re: connecting nintendo via wireless router

What's the router set up like? When I set my young un's up I had to either broadcast the SSID or use WPA, I couldn't get it to work with a hidden SSID and WPA2.
Steve
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Re: connecting nintendo via wireless router

ive got mine to work both of them ways mand with no problems with any router,what is your SSID?and password setup?
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thefunniefarm
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Re: connecting nintendo via wireless router

My SSID is (Ithink) plusdsl.net
W1ngD1ngs
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Re: connecting nintendo via wireless router

@Mand, mine works with WPA2
Steve
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Re: connecting nintendo via wireless router

Quote from: thefunniefarm
My SSID is (Ithink) plusdsl.net
You think? if i remember correctly is it not PlusnetWireless?
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pierre_pierre
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Re: connecting nintendo via wireless router

mines definitely not it is something like this Thomson123456  the number is actually the router serial number
thefunniefarm
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Re: connecting nintendo via wireless router

so how do I find out for certain?
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Re: connecting nintendo via wireless router

1 Browse to the Thomson Gateway Web Interface on a computer that is already connected to your network.
2 On the Home Network menu, click Wireless.
3 In the upper-right corner, click Details.
4 The wireless Access Point page appears. Under:
 Configuration, you can find the network name (SSID).
 Security, you can find the encryption.

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thefunniefarm
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Re: connecting nintendo via wireless router

Partial success - I have now connected the dsi! Yippee!!!
But ... still no joy with the wii.
Do I have to configure anything in my router to make it accept the wii?
Steve
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Re: connecting nintendo via wireless router

No you shouldn't do if its all set at default,when you are setting the wii up whats the first page you see if you do it manually i will do my best to talk you through it
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