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    Wi Fi Question

    My WiFi appears to be really sketchy.. either in the HBC or just the wii channels it takes ages till it connects an just drops out again..
    Anyone know what could cause this?

    I have wireless N and the Wii is about 2-3mtrs from the router.

    2 laptops connect OK, but I normally have them connected by LAN cable..


    Not sure what info to give so feel free to ask questions

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    yea it's caused by anti virus software on your comp especially if you have norton thats the worst culprit just switch off your antivirus while connecting too wi fi on the wii and you should have an uninterupted connection.

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    It could be a number of things... Router firewall, incorrect router settings, bad Wi-Fi antenna connection or bad Wi-Fi card. Does the Wii recognize the wireless connection all the time right away when you scan for wireless access points? If so, one of the antenna connection inside the Wii might be loose. Have you ever opened up your console?
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    Quote Originally Posted by streamlinehd View Post
    It could be a number of things... Router firewall, incorrect router settings, bad Wi-Fi antenna connection or bad Wi-Fi card. Does the Wii recognize the wireless connection all the time right away when you scan for wireless access points? If so, one of the antenna connection inside the Wii might be loose. Have you ever opened up your console?
    My console was purchased premodded from the internet.
    When I go in to the Internet disclaimer it took me 5 goes to connect then I left there and went to hbc to download covers and it took me 3 goes there.

    When I was downloading covers the other day I had 44 to get and although it takes a few goes to connect once it was joined it always got them all (I had to do it 4-5 time due to another error)
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    Try this:

    1. Go into your router settings by typing the router IP Address in internet explorer (usually something like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 or 10.0.0.1).
    2. Once you are logged in to your router settings, navigate to wireless settings and choose to Enable SSID broadcast, then for security options choose WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES].
    3. Now enter an 8-63 character passphrase (password) and click save settings.
    4. Go to your Wii and setup a new wireless connection. You will be asked to enter your passphrase - make sure you enter the same one as you did in the router settings.
    5. If you have any other wireless devices setup, you will have to re-establish a wireless connection using the new passphrase.

    If you have the same connection issues with your other wireless devices, it might be your router that needs to be replaced. If you are sure it's not a problem with your router, you probably have to get a new WIFI card for your Wii.
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    That is how I am currently set-up and everything works fine on other devices.

    I just can not work out why the Wii always drops out.
    Is there some kind of network diagnostic that I can do?

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    The only thing that would make sense to me at this point would be a bad wifi card. You can get a new one on eBay for around $10.
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    Its strange, i have been doing ping tests and it connects when it is doing the connection test and stays connected till i go into the home brew channel then is mostly not connected.

    If i come home tomorrow i'll be able to connect then will have the same issues...

    Do you know what type of card I need? would be nice to have wireless n as well if it would be supported..

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    Are you going by if it shows your IP address in Homebrew? Because that always happens, half the time it shows your IP address and the other half it doesn't. This doesn't mean that the wifi won't be initialized by other homebrew apps. I believe there is only one type of wifi card for the wii not sure if it's N or g.
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    no based it on a ping from my laptop and on the fact that i get error codes when i try to do anything internet related like update covers etc..

    The wii does keep telling me that there is a system update but i have been reluctant to do that as i don't know enough about these yet.. i've only had it for about 3 weeks...

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