WEP vs. WPA - DSi networking

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  1. questccg
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    Okay,

    So I am relatively *new* to the "Nintendo Scene". I had a DSi (thought it was a DS Lite) and came back to my portable game system - because of Homebrew interest.

    Really what I am looking to do is develop Homebrew games that can connect to the Internet! My interest is developping FREE games that work with *Micro Transactions* players may choose to use OR not.

    But I have to say, relying on WEP security for Internet Wi-Fi seems ARCHAIC!?

    I have read all about the CycloDS iEvolution and how it FAILED to use the *enhanced* DSi networking capabilities. It was supposed to run in DSi Mode which game 2x processor speeds and memory of 16mb. However the *best* cart to buy is the Supercard DSTwo... With it's own processor and GBA emulation and such... It does nothing to tap into the capabilities of the DSi (and probably 3DS).

    My problem is this: "I don't give a cr@p about emulation or it's custom CPU." I don't want to run illegal ROMS and game titles. I want to be able to develop Homebrew games that can access the Internet (as mentioned above).

    Has Nintendo thought through their WEP-only strategy for Wi-Fi??? I have only *seen* videos of how the Web Browser works on the DSi. It looks AMAZING. Smart idea and good execution (development). But it leads me to wonder WHY Nintendo expects people to use insecure WEP networking on their Wi-Fi networks to play multiplayer games???

    Am I the only one who thinks that WEP is insecure and WPA should be MANDATORY for future DSi games? Does this mean it is time to retire the old DS Light? Maybe not - but if you are planning to implement Internet capable games... Shouldn't you do something to allow Homebrew applications get access to the Internet via a SECURE encryption of WPA???

    Anyway please feel free to comment...
     
  2. Parasite X

    Parasite X Banned

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    Could you make a HBC for DSi/3DS I really want to see something like that.
     
  3. questccg
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    What is a HBC??? I need to know what that *acronym* stands for before I can even *ponder* developing something...

    To me HBC stands for Hudson Bay Company (a retail clothing store)... I'm sure you are looking for something else...!
     
  4. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Ignore him/her. HBC stands for Homebrew Channel, a channel that can loads other homebrew easily.

    That can only happen when we discovered a way to launch unsigned DSi/3DS code on DSi and 3DS. Gateways does NOT launch unsigned code.
     
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    seriously rude much
     
  6. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    It DOES actually.
     
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  7. Ryccardo

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    DS(i) is a single-tasking system, where each game must bring his own drivers (in fact each game has its own copy of the wifi settings tool, and only by sheer luck there was enough space remaining in the firmware to avoid the need to put your configuration in every game -- so an update for the 3DS couldn't have done much.
    Wi-Fi in general was still uncommon, with most computers not having it integrated (I bought a PCMICIA card in 2005 and it made a big deal of having hardware accelerated WEP... and for 2 years I played Mario Kart online thanks to my neighbor!). WPA was also unknown to the most.

    You seriously wrote this in 2014? :P
    Most DS+DSi games did so exactly to use the new wifi card which does WPA. Most people, for obvious reasons, couldn't experience this...
    (and if you have to ask, my wireless is open :) )