I used to be able to access my SD card through my computer wirelessly...

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  1. Brodius
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    This was through the microSD Management area of the 3DS.

    But since getting a new modem and getting on the NBN (Australian here), I can no longer do it.

    Is there something I should be doing so I can see my 3DS on my computer network again?
     
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    What's the modem brand?
     
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    iinet
     
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    Does the 3DS and computer both have an IP address on the same network? Have you done basic troubleshooting like trying to turn everything off then back on again?
     
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    Yes and yes.
     
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    What happens when you ping it? Have you tried entering the IP address manually in the SMB client?
     
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    ... SMB client?
     
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    Yes. You'll need to have an SMB client installed to access the 3DS SD card. If you're on Windows, I think there should be one already installed. What happens if you enter the IP address in an Explorer window?
     
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    Sounds like your Router is blocking it via Firewall (some have it inbuilt) turn it off you dont needs multiple firewalls.

    Also could be Network Isolation is turn off in the wireless (basically multiple devices can connect to same wireless but not discover each other)
     
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    IP for the modem?

    No real setting to turn off the in built firewall...
     
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    No, the IP address for the 3DS.
     
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    Nothing happened. Put it in the firefox browser, nothing loaded. It did say the connection timed out though
     
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    You need to type it in an Explorer window, not a web browser. Type "explorer.exe" in the start menu and enter the IP address there. I think you need 2 backslashes before the IP, like \\192.168.1.whatever.
     
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    With the slashes, nothing happened. Without the slashes, it loaded firefox with a connection timed out
     
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    Nothing happened? Is should at least give an error if you wait about a minute. Make sure they're backslashes (\\) and not forwardslashes (//).
     
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    "Windows cannot access "10.1.1.105" check spelling of name, otherwise there might be a problem with your network."
     
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    What happens if you type "ping 10.1.1.105" in a command prompt?
     
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    It pings when it's connected to the eshop, when I go into the microSD management, but it doesn't ping when it's just sitting on the home screen.
     
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    Do you have a spare router you can use to test with?
     
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    While we couldn't use the old modem anymore, I had an old wireless wifi repeater lying around; after it was configured that did the trick.

    Doesn't explain why the new modem doesn't allow it...

    Thanks for your help though!