Impossible?

Discussion in 'NDS - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection' started by Hatashi, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Hatashi
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    Well, I don't have a wired router, so I use (Connectify/Windows 7 built-in Hotspot) to make networks I can connect to with my Wifi enabled devices.
    I was just wondering, is the only solution for me to access Wifi on any game (Even Pokemon HGSS/B&W) to buy a router or that Nintendo Adapter thingy :S?
     
  2. Aijelsop

    Aijelsop Question Asker

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    Pretty much. ;p

    Think of it like this: What about the people who can't access wifi because they can't afford a router, or have WPA protected wifi. Ha, sucks to be them. (like me, I have WPA... [​IMG] and changing won't work because my mom's laptop is stupid and can't remember the wifi password for WEP)
     
  3. Hatashi
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    Its not because I don't have money actually, I can't buy a router because my parents are ok with ''wired''.
    And I don't feel like paying $130 for a silly Wifi Adapater.

    There is one I saw for $12, but that one doesn't work on Windows 7.
     
  4. soulx

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    Do not purchase the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector.
    It's a horrible connector. It disconnects randomly and the software is really buggy. When it does work, though, it excels.
     
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    Change the SSID and then her laptop will think it's a new network and should actually save the information. Idunno' why some laptops fail at saving info if the SSID doesn't change...



    But yeah, do NOT get that damn adapter.
     
  6. Masked Ranger

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    Get a used wireless router. I can find plenty of used wireless routers for USD$20-$30 here in the US.
     
  7. shakirmoledina

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    unless u have a intel wireless adapter card on a laptop, go with the router
    if u do have a intel wireless adapter for a centrino laptop, u may wanna get the intel my wifi app as it might just work (its difficult to set up at first)
     
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    Holland, somewhere :D
    I use this thing. It pwns, never disconnected, ever lol, just another useless comment :/
     
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    if you do decide to get a wireless router, DO NOT get a D-Link router, they REALLY ARE buggy and just keep dropping out in the middle of games. it pisses me off big-time!
     
  11. zizer

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    use alternative firmware^
     
  12. Hatashi
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    my isp (virgin) gave us a router NETGEAR DG834G works perfectly for me, never ad any problems. Check your isp's webpage and if it says that a free router comes with the deal you're on, then just ring em up and ask for it. If not free they sometimes only charge like £5 for them.
     
  14. soulx

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    Just be quiet.
    I also have the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector and it's horrible. Disconnects randomly and sometimes doesn't connect at all. The software is buggy. I tried this on Windows XP, Vista and 7 and regardless of the OS I used, the problems persisted.
     
  15. Ammako

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    He specifically specified that when it worked, it was perfect.
     
  16. npk1

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    I used to be able to connect to our wifi [​IMG] , but now my dad switched it from wep to wpa because hislaptop was notfast enough. Now I cannot connect at all. [​IMG]
     
  17. Arithmatics

    Arithmatics I'll be holding on to you. ;}

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    Your point?
     
  18. ProtoKun7

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    The encryption level doesn't affect speed. It will probably still run slowly.
    That said, I don't know how that's relevant.