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    Question Wi-Fi broken - Common Fixes didn't help

    Hi!

    My Brother owns a quite old Wii (one of the first ones, European Version, about 4 Years old or something, so no warranty anymore). Some months ago it started to connect to the Internet every 15 minutes, which probably resulted in a heated Wi-Fi module. It stopped that about two month's ago - along with the ability to connect to the local wifi.

    It was still able to find Wifi Networks, so I applied the common fixes:
    - Re-Entering WiFi Infos
    - Setting all the IP-stuff manually (I'm an IT guy, so no problems)
    - Trying out all supported WiFi Encryption Methods (WPA and WPA2 are supported by the local router - it worked beforehand with no changes to the router)
    - Changing the WiFi Encryption Modes to a fixed one with new password, redoing it on the wii first automatically, then all manually

    As this did not help, I ordered a replacement module for 10 bucks and changed the old one with the replacement. The old one didn't look that good - slightly cooked, I'd say...

    Anyway, redid the common fixes... WITH NO SUCCESS.
    Funny thing: When trying to connect to the Wifi in Priiloader, it instantly says it cannot initialize Wifi. Homebrew Updater however takes quite some time before it says it is unable to connect.

    Using LAN ain't exactly possible due to the location (I don't wanna buy a repeater with a LAN-Port and a LAN-module for the Wii - at least not yet).


    My guess is that this bug is a software one. Unfortunately my brother lost the original NAND-Backup on an old crashed harddrive and I'm left with a NAND-Backup of when the WiFi already had stopped working. When I did the fresh dump however I think there were a few more bad blocks than before, concentrated on a single line (3 in a row), which I think haven't been there when I softmodded the Wii two years ago.


    So, I've run out of ideas. Does anyone have an idea besides buying extra hardware or a replacement Wii?


    Thanks for any help

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    Last edited by lolwuut; 12-28-2011 at 07:58 AM.

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    the softmod wouldnt affect your wifi.. it sounds like your wifi module is on the way out or gone... either that or its an issue with your router.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shift_Lock View Post
    the softmod wouldnt affect your wifi.. it sounds like your wifi module is on the way out or gone... either that or its an issue with your router.
    A different router. Something I haven't thought of. I'll see if I can somehow manage to test this possibility. Good Idea.

    I've changed the slightly toasted WiFi-Module already with a freshly ordered replacement. Since that didn't help change anything I came here to get some ideas, because I ran out of them. I'm hoping I merely overlooked something stupidly simple or something.

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