connection error on mk8

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  1. TheDarkGreninja
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    hi im new to wii u and after playing mk8 and completing it i went to try out mk online which worked fine until i had to race with other people it stopped playing as all the other guys stopped miving and came witht the error without a code. Any solutions?
     
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    Could be that there was a problem on your end or the other players' end or the Mario Kart server. Nothing you can do about it most likely, so your best bet is to just try a new match. If the problems keep coming up, check your connection to see it's good. If you're on Wi-Fi then make sure it's not crowded, as other devices connected to the same Wi-Fi can affect your Wii U. If you're using a Wii LAN Adapter, then the problem likely isn't your fault.

    That's the thing with online play... It either works, or it doesn't. Hope this helps! :)
     
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    Thanks also another question, does port forwarding nintendo's game ports help at all?
     
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    Port forwarding isn't necessary. Just in case you fall victim to a connection error again, check this page to see that Nintendo's servers are working: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/network/en_na/network_status.jsp
     
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    Seeing as the servers were working fine and trying against seems that the problem is unknown to me.
     
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    Well, just to be 100% sure it's not your connection, here are the troubleshooting steps from Nintendo: http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13216/p/431

    The instructions are bad, though. If you don't have port mapping and UPnP enabled, they suggest you put your Wii U in DMZ (never a good idea) and then on the last page some information on port forwarding, but Nintendo suggests forwarding the entire range of ports from 1 through 65535... :D
     
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    Annoyingly, I can't do the range but I can do every single TPU port and I could I have and explanation on what port mapping and UPnP are? Also DMZ doesn't help anyways as my consoles been there for the whole time.
     
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    If your Wii U has been in DMZ all this time then there's nothing you can do to help your situation. The problem must be elsewhere (other players' connection perhaps?)
     
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    Damn then my last option is to buy a LAN adapter.
     
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    Good to know. *They're grammer my friend.
     
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    It's spelled grammar.
     
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    haha touché
     
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    My point being that nobody gives a flying Sonic's poop about grammar and misspelling online. Do yourself a favor and respect others' stay as you enjoy yours. B-)
     
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    It's worth buying a LAN-USB adapter for the Wii U the internet connection never drops and is always stable, so, considering I never had any trouble with a 3rd party LAN-USB adapter I don't really have a reason to recommend the official which costs a lot more.

    Edit: Whenever I play Mario Kart 8 Online it works flawlessly but it's gotten too boring for me.
     
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    Ok thanks
     
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