Exisiting Nintendo Network ID Question

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by thaddius, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. thaddius
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    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    Just got a Wii U for Xmas and had a couple of questions.

    I already have a Nintendo Netrowk ID (NNID) from using the Miiverse on my 3DS. When I try to use my NNID to start the system I get one of two errors: 1) "In order to use the online services, a system update is required." Something I can't do without an ID, and 2) "An error occurred. Please try again later."

    Nintendo is having a lot of problems with their network right now so I don't know if this is an issue with the network or some loophole where I can't use an existing NNID on a new Wii U system without an update.

    I was in Nintendo Customer Support's queue, but I got disconnected from that as they're not letting anyone else in the queue.

    Should I just make a new NNID from scratch that I can change later? Should I wait to play my glorious new system?
     
  2. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

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    One doesn't need an NNID at all to run a system update. That being said, you're right that Nintendo is having a lot of problems with their network right now. It'll probably be at least a couple days before you can do anything NNID-related.
     
  3. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

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    It's probably better to wait until the eShop actually works and then trying again.
     
  4. thaddius
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    I checked the Nintendo Tech Forums and found this post that seems to mirror my problem. Everyone says just wait. :(
     
  5. BIFFTAZ

    BIFFTAZ GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Most Wii U's being sold now still don't have that massive day one update. Your pretty much stuck until you except that update.

    Try this: Turn off your router so that your Wii U doesn't detect a wireless connection, Make a dummy account so that you can atleast play a few games while Nintendo fix these issue's.
     
  6. thaddius
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    Just waited and things worked out. Downloading Wind Waker right now.