Wifi on FON hotspot

Discussion in 'NDS - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection' started by cheekydollar, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. cheekydollar
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    cheekydollar Advanced Member

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    Hi,

    Has anyone had any luck using their DS over a FON (www.fonc.om) wireless router?? It wont let me connect - and im not sure what settings i need to change in my DS or router. Can anyone help?

    cheers + yagshemash
     
  2. corbs132

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    are you a fonero? you might wanna make sure you are registered. you understand the rules of fon right? you provide service, you get. but i think you need to configure with your pc, so idk how that works from a ds.
     
  3. cheekydollar
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    Hi,

    Well i am not actually registed yet - but i can access my own private wifi network.

    The thing is - i only want to use this for my DS, as my PC's are wired and so dont want to become a sharer unless my DS will work on it....
     
  4. Gewwit

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    it is possible to connect to your fon router
    but only too my_place(play online) and not to fon_....... (it can, but only ds-browser)
    I can connect with my fon router but cant get it working with WEP key :S
     
  5. cheekydollar
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    Well, my DS recognises the My_PLace connection - but throws up some error messages when I try to connect...
     
  6. chrisduffer

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    I'm pretty sure you won't be able to use a FON connection for anything other than web browsing. The AP won't allow any internet traffic until you've logged in through the web page. I think it's based on MAC address authentication one you login, so you may be able to do something by spoofing the DS MAC from a PC. But if it uses session based authentication it won't work.
     
  7. cheekydollar
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    Thats annoying.... Although for my MY_PLACE network i dont need to login via a webpage - i have the password saved on my laptop and it just connects.
     
  8. dude1

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    my fon router is wpa
    the ds only supports wep
     
  9. cheekydollar
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    you can change it to WEP...
     
  10. euqiddis

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    so will a fon router work then?
     
  11. cheekydollar
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    anyone got any ideas?
     
  12. DarkLink

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    hmm can I get more info? wont let you connect? how so? does connection test work at all?
    because I can use Wifi on my DS with a Fon router
     
  13. cheekydollar
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    Hi,

    it recognises my connection, but then throws up an error message when i try to connect.

    I will haven another go and post the exact details here.

    Before I do -did you manually configure any settings on your DS? ie IP address and all that malarky?!
     
  14. DarkLink

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    nope i just selected myPlace the entered WEP key and was good to go
     
  15. e_man

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    will it cause any problems with computers that is set to the wpa settings, if i change the router to wpe so me and my brother can use the ds?

    i mean, do i have to write new letters n shit yo? like the password and stuff?
     
  16. DarkLink

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    Yea you have to re enter a password on WEP its only numbers and 10 of them minimum
    all other machines will need to be set to WEP to be able to use it too...
     
  17. e_man

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    ok thanks, got my router set on WEP now, but i cant connect with my ds, it doesnt complain anymore that it is a wpa network. i've tried a couple of times and got connection approved 1 time. can it be ping? if i'm dl/uploadning? or does it require any portforwarding?
    thanks guys
     
  18. cheekydollar
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    I have the same problem. can anyone shed some light? much obliged, yagshemash.
     
  19. e_man

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    i've noticed that if you choose it to be open, you can use it perfectly.
    so the problem should be the encryption or something. can someone look further into this please?