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    Trouble connecting to Wifi with Wii U

    If like me you are having trouble connecting to your Wifi, this manaul configuration worked for me



    1. Go into connection types, then manual configuration

    2. Type your SSID in

    3. Select the correct security type, this obviously must be correct.

    4. Type your password in

    5. For ip address Do not auto obtain.

    6. Open up cmd in your computer, and type in ipconfig

    7. Now copy that ip address but add 10 to the last number ie: 192.168.0.1 will be 192.168.0.11

    8. Next type the subnet mask as shown in the ipconfig

    9. Then the default gateway again as you see it in your ipconfig.

    10. Now press next, then leave DNS - Don't auto obtain.

    11. For the first server put in 8.8.8.8

    12. For the second server put in 8.8.4.4

    13. Press next, then select no proxy

    14. Leave mtu as the default setting

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    I had troubled too and the above steps didn't fix it.

    I had to log into my router, manually reserve a free (static) IP address for the MAC address of my Wii U. I then set the Wii U up as the Gaming DMZ host. Then manually set the IP as in the steps above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pob3008 View Post

    10. Now press next, then leave DNS - Don't auto obtain.

    11. For the first server put in 8.8.8.8

    12. For the second server put in 8.8.4.4
    Yeah, for some reason the Wii (and apparently the Wii U) really like those Google DNS servers. I originally had connection issues after I decided to softmod my Wii AND load DD-WRT on my router at the same time. Once I added the Google servers to the DNS and propagated DHCP settings, it worked like a charm. Prior to that, it was originally set up in a DMZ like filletmignon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filletmignon View Post
    I had troubled too and the above steps didn't fix it.

    I had to log into my router, manually reserve a free (static) IP address for the MAC address of my Wii U. I then set the Wii U up as the Gaming DMZ host. Then manually set the IP as in the steps above.
    I was reading on another forum that you should do this static IP. Apparently there is a bug where some times the Wii U freezes and the fix is to use static IP.

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    My Wii U can connect to the internet just fine But when in Wii mode it wont connect. I've tried changing to a static IP but that didn't help. I've tried everything I can think of but still can't figure it out. Any ideas??

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaisedinsd View Post
    I was reading on another forum that you should do this static IP. Apparently there is a bug where some times the Wii U freezes and the fix is to use static IP.
    I know the issue on another forum that you're talking about (see my very thorough analysis and conclusion of the issue here) and the reason it was suggested to use a static IP was for the port forwarding. It's just easier for the layman to understand setting a static IP than trying to walk everyone through DHCP reservations on whichever make and model router they may be using.




    Quote Originally Posted by convict16 View Post
    My Wii U can connect to the internet just fine But when in Wii mode it wont connect. I've tried changing to a static IP but that didn't help. I've tried everything I can think of but still can't figure it out. Any ideas??
    I've honestly never used the vWii on my Wii U. I'll fire it up and let you know what I think....
    Last edited by BabyDaddy; 02-20-2013 at 02:15 PM.

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