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Trouble getting a Wii to connect online?

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Just curious with other's experiences. I finally got my Wii connected online through a new cheap wireless router I picked up, but it wasn't easy. The Wii doesn't find any networks when it searches on its own, despite both mine and some neighbors showing up on our laptops.

I couldn't get it to connect to my network manually, even if I disabled all security until I manually entered an IP address for it. I then managed to enable WPA security, but it won't connnect with WPA2 security.

So, long story short, it works fine, but it seems to be really touchy to get it to connect. I'm just curious if others found it tempermental also. I was all set to exchange the thing as having a defective wireless ethernet adapter until I tried the one last IP address trick and it finally worked.
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I had no problem connecting with mine. I have a wireless Linksys router. The wii found it and all I had to do was enter the network key to connect.
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My Wii saw my network instantly but I had a terrible time getting it to connect. I have a wireless 'Linky' (WRT54GS) with a bunch of stuff connected with no problems ( Xbox 360, original xbox, 3 PCs ) and I tried for hours to get my Wii connected. Finally I googled my error code and found out I needed to set my router to 'mixed' mode instead of 'g-only'.

In retrospect not a big deal but Nintendo's official website should have a listing of what each specific error code means on their website. Their suggestion was that it was caused by interference from other wireless devices.
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If the security tokens arent compatible, you need to disable security and do your business. On the other hand it is working well with my draft-N Netgear router using WEP shared key.
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