DS games not working with Nintendo WFC on my 3DS

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  1. insidexdeath
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    Using an R4i Gold (r4ids.cn)... When I try to enter the Nintendo WFC on Pokemon Black, the connection the 3DS is connected to no longer gets connection... And yes I'm using WEP encryption, even tried no security.
     
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    I forgot
    Does it give you an error code? Are you perhaps accidentally turning the Wifi switch off by chance? I feel like I've seen this problem before and it was fixed by a system format but I'm not 100% sure...
     
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    When I enter Union Room on Pokemon White, the network coverage becomes red instead of green (filled with bars)....... I just tried a different game like Mario Kart DS and it actually ran normally.... I dunno what's wrong with Pokemon
     
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    Hmm...bad ROMs, maybe? I'm not sure either...I know somewhere someone had this same issue but I can't for the life of me find it anymore.

    Could you try it on another connection maybe?
     
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    I have two routers, one WPA and the other WEP. I changed the WPA to no security and tried the game, still the same problem which is odd...
     
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    Hmm...do you have any cheats activated?
     
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    I don't use cheats.

    Edit: Suddenly, it's now working.

    Thanks Suprgamr232. :)
     
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    Hmm...Yeah, then I don't really know what's up. Try different ROMs?

    EDIT: Well your welcome! Haha.
     
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    Union Room(Left) is for local play, you would want the Wi-Fi Club(Middle) for the Global Terminal(Right) to use Wi-Fi.
     
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    I have similar issues with all legitimate cartridges of the games you've stated, I think it's more a hardware bug, but I don't know.
     
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    What connections are you using? The main three or are you going "Nintendo DS Connections" on the internet settings?
     
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    Nunya dam buisiness!
    I got the same problem, i cant play on wifi thru my r4i 3ds... i used to be able to tho... weird. damn i just bricked my wii today.
     
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    I've setup my Nintendo DS connections too under internet settings, and it still makes certain games react badly to the WFC or Ad-hoc features, especially games like Pokémon Black/White and things like the Entralink. That's the most notable exception I can find at present.

    EDIT: It's worth noting that the stupid wireless switch has to remain on at all times for that to work, but even so, I have had no end of issues with the AdHoc features, such as the Entralink, etc...but I think it's really dumb it has to be on all the time for a DS Game to work as intended. Because the original DS never needed it on 100% of the time.
     
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    This has caused me no end of headaches as well. I ended up connecting a cheapo cable router to my isps router. It has no security. I switch it on only when I wanna play online with a ds game. Its sadly the easiest way.
     
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    yes yes i have the exact same problem. but i used to be able to play mario kart ds thru my flashcard. huh... weird
     
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    I've had wifi problems too, on All of my systems, but I'm using WEP, and a store-bought game...
     
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    Had issues with DS wifi on 3DS myself. Regardless of flashcard usage. Worked fine with 3DS-specific wifi, just not on the DS side of things. I'd get an error code every time it would do the connection test. Would recognize the router but would fail when testing it. I ended up contacting Nintendo and they told me i had to reformat the system memory. That did actually fix everything. Though your 3DS will lose all its apps and settings, acting like it would as you first bought it (though it retains the latest firmware update). For me however, the eshop did recognize all the games and apps i had already downloaded, including ambassador ones. It let me redownload them all for free. I lost all the Mii related things though, as well as my 3D puzzle swap stuff. No big loss though in order to get DS wifi working.
     
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    Wow, but it's not just on my 3DS. It's on my Lite and DSi, too. All of them with the same settings.
     
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    If it happens with other DS systems, it's likely a problem with the internet connection or router. My issue was within the 3DS itself, and reformatting fixed it.
     
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    Yeah, I have a 2Wire router with WEP-Open. I need Open and Shared, but I don't have that option...