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Wireless Router and DS/PSP/Wii Question!

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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
Hi people,

Can anyone recommend a router that they know works fine for a Wii, DS and PSP?

I bought a wireless access point usb device to plug into my pc, and after spending approx 3 days non stop have given up trying to get it to work! I am an IT professional, although have moderately limited network knowledge, but have tried everything possible as far as I know, and it doesnt want to play ball!

I have a wired router, so decided to replace that with a wireless (that has 4 wired ports) but am aware that many routers have problems.

So, anyone here have a wireless router that they have working with all three?

Dont want to waste another amount of money and time you see!

Cheers in advance :)
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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
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Hiya!

I had the same problem (for the Nintendo Wii). I bought the Wifi max from Play.Com for £17.99 and used the tutorial in the link below.

Worked straight away for me!



http://forums.qj.net/f-wii-general-108/t-tutorial-using-datels-pspds-wifimax-with-your-wii-as-requested-by-victor-b-90253.html

Good luck & hope it helps

PS - The WiFi max model is the same whether it is for Wii, PSP, DS etc.

If you want to go via a wireless router, then D-Link are generally pretty good
#2
I bought the browser thing for my daughters DS and after faffing about with it for days went to the nintendo online site for help and it turns out it was the router that wasnt compatible. There was a list on the site of all the ones that were compatible.

http://www.nintendowifi.co.uk/customersupport/supportedRouters.do
#3
lola
I bought the browser thing for my daughters DS and after faffing about with it for days went to the nintendo online site for help and it turns out it was the router that wasnt compatible. There was a list on the site of all the ones that were compatible.

http://www.nintendowifi.co.uk/customersupport/supportedRouters.do



I have seen that, and was considering getting the Linksys WAG354G - have been told its not great with reception however, but my place is quite small anyway so shouldnt be too bad?

Seems that people have said it 'may' be fine for the Wii and PSP, but don't want to go for it until someone has said so lol

Thanks for the help so far btw
#4
ns.macd
Hiya!

I had the same problem (for the Nintendo Wii). I bought the Wifi max from Play.Com for £17.99 and used the tutorial in the link below.

Worked straight away for me!



http://forums.qj.net/f-wii-general-108/t-tutorial-using-datels-pspds-wifimax-with-your-wii-as-requested-by-victor-b-90253.html

Good luck & hope it helps

PS - The WiFi max model is the same whether it is for Wii, PSP, DS etc.

If you want to go via a wireless router, then D-Link are generally pretty good


Thank you for this, it isn't one of the tut's I've already seen, I can give it a go, although sadly I don't have the WiFi max, its a different one, and the software isn't as good. I can try to use the drivers etc in that link but I suspect none of it will work to be honest....I'll give it a go though!

The biggest problem I find though, is I can get my wireless access point detected, and looking at it, it detects both my wii and psp connecting, but neither seem to be resolving the IP addresses, some sort of DNS problem. I then tried every combination of ip addresses I could think of for a day or so on both consoles, all with varying results, but no joy :(

My router is the default gateway, and dhcp server, has dns enabled etc, and i've come to the end of the road with which settings i need!

The only thing I haven't tried is channel 11, but dont think that should make a difference if the pc detects them connecting?
#5
A slight word of caution with the WiFi Max.
We had NO problems with connecting the DS via the Max.
We had NO problems the next door neighbour connecting their laptop ! (through 150 year old cob walls)

Both the DS and next doors laptop continue to connect and work fine, BUT,

We have had absolute Zero luck connecting the Wii. Tried everything but still will not connect.

Now the likelihood is that we are doing something wrong that is blatantly obvious but for the life of me I can't see it.
If anyone has any tips on this please, please let me know.

Other than that the WiFi Max has been brilliant.

Cheers all :)
#6
hottoshop
A slight word of caution with the WiFi Max.
We had NO problems with connecting the DS via the Max.
We had NO problems the next door neighbour connecting their laptop ! (through 150 year old cob walls)

Both the DS and next doors laptop continue to connect and work fine, BUT,

We have had absolute Zero luck connecting the Wii. Tried everything but still will not connect.

Now the likelihood is that we are doing something wrong that is blatantly obvious but for the life of me I can't see it.
If anyone has any tips on this please, please let me know.

Other than that the WiFi Max has been brilliant.

Cheers all :)


I take it you popped on WEP with a 64bit passphrase key to stop the neighbour? Tried that link up there somewhere ^^^^ for getting the Wii connected?
#7
PSP works great with a Netgear DG834G router, the screen on the PSP is amazing, only problem is it has so little RAM that big webpages struggle to load

If Sony bring out a PSP 2 with plenty of RAM suitable for proper web usage, it would be the ultimate gadget bar nothing
#8
nrps1
I take it you popped on WEP with a 64bit passphrase key to stop the neighbour? Tried that link up there somewhere ^^^^ for getting the Wii connected?


Sorry should have said it was agreed with the neighbour :whistling:

Yes to the second part although I have just read it through again and there is a slight difference to the tutorial I found on Nintendo,co,uk forums.
I'll try again in the morning so fingers crossed.

Thanks for:thumbsup: your quick response.
#9
hottoshop
Sorry should have said it was agreed with the neighbour :whistling:

Yes to the second part although I have just read it through again and there is a slight difference to the tutorial I found on Nintendo,co,uk forums.
I'll try again in the morning so fingers crossed.

Thanks for:thumbsup: your quick response.


Lol, I've tried thousands of different combinations of settings with my usb access point thingy, nothing worked and wasted hours of my life, but good luck anyway!!! Dont forget, if you modify something, it will break it for the other devices too!
#10
Jazon
PSP works great with a Netgear DG834G router, the screen on the PSP is amazing, only problem is it has so little RAM that big webpages struggle to load

If Sony bring out a PSP 2 with plenty of RAM suitable for proper web usage, it would be the ultimate gadget bar nothing


I'm sure they will do, but to be fair, I dont really need to browse the web in my house other than at my pc! Failing that, I can always use my Nokia N73 for some sexual web surfing :giggle: (and no, I dont mean naughty surfing lol)
#11
nrps1
I'm sure they will do, but to be fair, I dont really need to browse the web in my house other than at my pc!


But that's the beauty of WiFi, you can walk around absolutely anywhere and find open wifi networks that you can use to browse the web, i know i do :thumbsup:

At home, it's also quicker for checking email if your PC is turned off, no need to wait for your PC to boot

Failing that, I can always use my Nokia N73 for some sexual web surfing :giggle: (and no, I dont mean naughty surfing lol)


Not sure what you mean there? but i do know the screen size and resolution on the N73(or any other mobile phone for that matter) is no comparison for the large, landscape, high-resolution, 16 million colour screen on the PSP :)
#12
Jazon
But that's the beauty of WiFi, you can walk around absolutely anywhere and find open wifi networks that you can use to browse the web, i know i do :thumbsup:

At home, it's also quicker for checking email if your PC is turned off, no need to wait for your PC to boot



Not sure what you mean there? but i do know the screen size and resolution on the N73(or any other mobile phone for that matter) is no comparison for the large, landscape, high-resolution, 16 million colour screen on the PSP :)


Well the N73 has a nice browser on it, and size doesnt always matter, at least thats what i always tell myself

lol
#13
This defo works with Wii & PSP...

http://www.linksys.co.uk/acatalog/WAG54GS.html
#14
nrps1


The only thing I haven't tried is channel 11, but dont think that should make a difference if the pc detects them connecting?


Well you're not going to believe this but after weeks of trying to get the Wii connected we managed it this morning !
And guess what, it was the channel 11 thing !!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was only when I saw the tutorial that ns.macd posted and read through that I noticed the channels were different.
ns.macd you have made one boy here very happy, a big thanks from him :thumbsup:

nrps1. Give channel 11 a go and see what happens. Hopefully it will be good for you too.
We had to change some of the Wii's settings also, namely go to auto obtain ip address.
If you want a complete list of settings for the Wii let me know and we will write them down for you and of course if we can help in any other way we will.


Once again a big thanks to ns.macd :thumbsup: rep added.
#15
No problem!!!

For any others out there for who it isn't working... Try disabling any firewall software while setting this up (Zone Alarm caused me a couple of problems!)
#16
ns.macd
No problem!!!

For any others out there for who it isn't working... Try disabling any firewall software while setting this up (Zone Alarm caused me a couple of problems!)


Yeah I echo that. Disabled Windows Firewall and Avast here whilst setting up as well as closing everything else (possible) running in the background.
#17
Thanks all, I shall try channel 11, but I suspect thats not the issue, as auto obtain ip doesnt work, even though the pc detects the connections...doesnt help that my pc is connected to my house LAN rather than direct to the net, so perhaps it is a router issue. Still, I shall give it a go!
#18
hottoshop
Yeah I echo that. Disabled Windows Firewall and Avast here whilst setting up as well as closing everything else (possible) running in the background.


I disabled my firewall (even though having two different types of network connection on my pc actually partially disables AVG due to a Kernel error with Windows XP x64....) and disabled the router firewall too, also tried the access point without any encryption too grr, bet every man and his dog entered my network on that day!!
#19
Browni
This defo works with Wii & PSP...

http://www.linksys.co.uk/acatalog/WAG54GS.html


On the strength of this, I've just bought one for £31 delivered brand new from ebay, fingers crossed I can get the bad boy working for all three! Cheers :)

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