Connecting a Wii to the internet.

Jun 4, 2006
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Okay so I just bought a Wii and for some reason it will not connect wirelessly to my wireless Westell 327W modem. It recognizes the modem through the "search access point" option, yet it gets an error message in the connection test, is there something wrong in the settings? I cant figure this out.
I use a pppoe username and password to connect to my verizon account, is there anything I can be missing? Should I find the MAC Filter?
Thanks
 

martianvirus

READY THE ANALPROBES!!!!!!!!
Nov 20, 2005
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you got to connect to you router and change it there. usually you instructions for you wifi router will help you.
 

roche

i am lame
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May 28, 2004
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#7
If you have a WEP key, the Wii needs to know what it is.
 

Garyisajoke

I created FRED, fuckface. Show some respect.
Nov 20, 2005
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Common problem, simple solution:

First, unplug both your modem and Wii. Make sure they're both powered down.
Then you're going to want to boot up your router, then modem, then your Wii IN THAT ORDER.
Make sure your Wii is at the main greeting screen.
Take your Wii-mote and spin it three times counterclockwise with your left hand. Switch hands, do the same with your right BUT this time you do it clockwise.
A system message ought to pop up on your screen. It will read: "You are gay for buying a Wii."
Done and done.
 
Jun 4, 2006
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USB adapter works great.
Wii kicks ass, as does 360, I really never see myself getting a PS3.
 

Angelfuck

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if youre having connection errors with the wii or ds chances are you need to approve their mac addresses in your router
 

WhiteHonkyDevil

El hombre de los moleculos!
Dec 8, 2004
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I've been having problems with connecting to anything except the "forecast" channel. News won't load, the shopping channel won't load, etc. It keeps coming back telling me there is an error with the connection and to try again later.

I bought it used yesterday, and tried a system update, and it kept coming back with the connection error, so today I tried again, and it worked, though it took roughly an hour and a half.

Then earlier I turned the fucker off, and I had gotten a message from my cousin.....but I still can't connect to anything except for "Forecast"

Damnit.

Twilight Princess kicks ass, though.

This is starting to piss me off.
 

notmikeh

don't get any cucks on your wee
Jun 8, 2006
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Common problem, simple solution:

First, unplug both your modem and Wii. Make sure they're both powered down.
Then you're going to want to boot up your router, then modem, then your Wii IN THAT ORDER.
Make sure your Wii is at the main greeting screen.
Take your Wii-mote and spin it three times counterclockwise with your left hand. Switch hands, do the same with your right BUT this time you do it clockwise.
A system message ought to pop up on your screen. It will read: "You are gay for buying a Wii."
Done and done.
TEE HEE HEE:D
 

MrAbovePar

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The Westell 327W is a DSL modem with built in wireless functionality. To access it's user interface you need to type in your gateway address. If it's an AT%T/BellSouth model it'll be 192.168.1.254. If it's Verizon it should be at 192.168.1.1

Then click the wireless tab and you'll see all the info for setting channels and setting keys.