Wii U // Wii - Wii U can connect to wifi, Wii can’t.

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by amandangel, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. amandangel
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    hello
    i was trying to play online with my wii u on the mario kart wii hacks, but my wifi just wasn’t working.
    I went back on my wii u and tried configuring it manually, changing settings, etc.
    my wifi connects just fine on my wii u, but when i go to my wii, my wifi is just nonexistent and doesn’t work.
    I tried using my phone’s hotspot, and it worked, though I really don’t wanna use up my data.
    how do I fix this ?
    my wifi’s security is WPA2, though I read somewhere that the wii doesn’t work with WPA2, so I changed the setting to WPA, and the wii still doesn’t pick it up.
     
  2. Ryccardo

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    It doesn't support WPA2 TKIP, but it does support WPA2 AES (and either mode for WPA1)...

    Do you have compatibility with 802.11g enabled in your access point (and wide/40MHz channels disabled)?
     
  3. amandangel
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    yeah, mine was originally WPA2 AES, not WPA2 TKIP
    and I'm not sure, how do I find that?
     
  4. huma_dawii

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    Make sure network is one with security that the Wii actually supports!
     
  5. amandangel
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    I've changed the security to one that the Wii actually supports and it still doesn't work.
     
  6. Ryccardo

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    It will (hopefully*) be somewhere in the configuration webpages of your AP, like changing SSID or encryption...

    * those 2 I mentioned are still fairly "consumer" as far as things that can be tweaked, but it wouldn't surprise me if some products exist with those options inaccessible
     
  7. huma_dawii

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    Try creating a network without security?
     
  8. amandangel
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    nope
     
  9. huma_dawii

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    That's weird, try Connectify on your PC, a hotspot on your Phone.
     
  10. amandangel
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    I'm on my computer right now connected to my wifi fine
    My wii u connects to my phone's hotspot just fine, though I don't wanna use up all my data doing so
     
  11. huma_dawii

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    Its not for a permanent solution, im talking about TESTS so you can rule out the possibility of the WIFI Module being broken on the Wii. Try those two things.
     
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