How To Get Your 3/DS/i Online.

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  1. Rydian
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    How To Get Your 3/DS/i Online.

    Want to get your DS, DSi, or 3DS online?
    Tried one of those WiFi sticks and couldn't get it working?
    Have a wireless router but don't know the proper settings to use?

    This guide will show you the basic steps for allowing DS connectivity.

    Determine what wireless router you have, if any.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    Log into your router's settings.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    Enable the wireless and make it visible to the DS unit.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    Set the correct security settings.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    Connecting on a DS/Lite.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    Connecting on a DSi/XL.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    Connecting on a 3DS.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    Troubleshooting
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

     
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  2. iggloovortex

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    nice tut rydian. hopefully this will get spotted by teh nubz?

    EDIT:Perhaps in the DS Lite connectivity spot you could briefly list examples of games that have the wifi settings?
    Pokémon, Call of Duty, etc.
     
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    Good idea, I just linked to the wikipedia list.
     
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    yay i had a good idea!

    for my next trick, how about you put the instructions in named spoilers?
     
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    Spoilers inside spoilers don't work, so the images would be with the actual text, but I'll try it to see how it looks.
     
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    ok cool [​IMG], cause i have no idea how to put a titled spoiler [​IMG]. lol
     
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    Okay, done.

    Like this.
     
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    Nice ... glad it also includes the bits about DSL/DSi - WEP/WPA differences

    One OTHER problem newbies may have is if a Firewall blocks them - I'm not sure what the code numbers are when 'testing', but perhaps under the troubleshooting section you should have something like 'Q: My DS is connected to the WiFi network but I can't connect online..'...'A: Your router may have a firewall built in that's blocking it - check your firewall settings (if applicable)'

    A quick Google came up with this that MIGHT help
     
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    WFC is done over HTTP and uses Port 80, if outgoing 80 was blocked they wouldn't be able to surf the internet.

    If the DS itself is blocked that's likely MAC address filtering, which is more along the lines of "Ask whoever set up your wireless about it"...
     
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    Maybe I was mistaken then - but I'm sure I had a lot of trouble with my DSi connecting to the internet despite it connected to WiFi (according to the router setup page) until I turned off the Firewall - however my [very old] laptop (with a USB WiFi Dongle) could connect & browse ok.... weird

    To be honest I'm still not sure what I did to get the Dsi running properly with the firewall on in the end either
     
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    Great and needed tutorial. I got my 3ds connected to the net no problem. My sons dsi is a different story. I'll have to try some of your tips. It reads the wifi no problem but will not connect.
     
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    Sounds familiar (shame I can't remember what I did)... when you say 'will not connect' I assume you mean during the 'testing connection' - are you getting any error codes ??

    I also assume you're using a wireless router & not the Nintendo USB dongle (Now THAT was a bugger to get working) - if so what's the make/model of the router ??

    Oh one last thing I just remembered - What's your router security WEP or WPA ??

    If it's WPA - when setting up the DSi DON'T use connection 1,2 or 3 - use the 'advance setup' button and select 4,5 or 6. IIRC - the 1,2 & 3 are only WEP, while 4,5 and 6 are both WEP/WPA

    I can only assume that on the 3DS that it's been 'updated' so that all connections use WEP & WPA & that's why yours is OK
     
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    Thanks.. this might be useful when I'm at my friend's house and my DS won't connect to Wi-Fi there.
     
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    Cannon: The DSi/XL tries to connect to nintendo's servers to test the connection, if there's some DNS issue it might not connect. Also I totally forgot you needed connections 4/5/6 for the DSi for WPA, added that.

    Kingdom, if you change the wireless security settings then all his computers/devices will need the new key, so it might be a hassle.
     
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    Ill sneak his DSi out tonight and check it. Im using an actiontec provided by verizon. My wii and 3ds connect no problem. Lite and dsi is a no go. I did use to work off from the dongle and never had any issues with it until it just quit working.


    Looks like its gonna have to wait till tomorrow. The little tool must have been playing around with the parental controls and put a password on the settings.
     
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    Excellent tutorial, Rydian! I thought it looked a little busy, though, so I tidied it up a little for you.
    It's just a suggestion. <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />


    <div align='center'><!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><u>How To Get Your 3/DS/i Online.</u><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    Want to get your DS, DSi, or 3DS online?
    Tried one of those WiFi sticks and couldn't get it working?
    Have a wireless router but don't know the proper settings to use?

    This guide will show you the basic steps for allowing DS connectivity.</div>

    <div align='center'><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Determine what wireless router you have, if any.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></div>
    <div align='center'><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Log into your router's settings.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></div>
    <div align='center'><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Enable the wireless and make it visible to the DS unit.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></div>
    <div align='center'><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Set the correct security settings.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></div>
    <div align='center'><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Connecting on a DS/Lite.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></div>
    <div align='center'><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Connecting on a DSi/XL.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></div>
    <div align='center'><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Connecting on a 3DS.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></div>
    <div align='center'><!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Troubleshooting<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></div>


    <!--QuoteBegin-Changelog+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Changelog)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->5/17/2011 - Spoilered the sections due to size.
    5/17/2011 - Initial version.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
     
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    Heh, good idea, never through about newlines in a spoiler title to expand it.
     
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    That was a happy accident. It automatically went to two lines when I centered the title. Weird, huh?
     
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    The closing center tag adds a rogue linebreak, it's actually a bit of an annoyance. The list tags fuck with linebreaks as well, they like to eat them...
     
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    Great advice I went into advance set up and selected 6 and bingo its working just fine. He will be happy cause now he will be able to use the Pokemon Dream World. Thanks for the help this tutorial is top notch.