Skip navigation

This Question is Possibly Answered

1 "correct" answer available (4 pts) 4 "helpful" answers available (2 pts)
38,852 Views 16 Replies Last post: Jun 14, 2012 2:33 AM by HMOONCOW88
30 posts since
Jul 6, 2011
Currently Being Moderated

Jul 6, 2011 7:21 PM

Pokemon White will not connect to Wireless Router on 3DS, but 3DS games DO connect

I have a Netgear N600 Wireless router, model number WNDR3400. It's a new router, as my old router of 6 years stopped functioning about a week ago. My Nintendo Wii and Nintendo 3DS (when it is in 3DS mode) will connect to the Wi-Fi connection perfectly fine through the Wireless B/G broadcast with WPA2 security. However, a friend of mine wanted to trade Pokemon today and I found that it can't connect to the Wi-Fi connection. I continue to get a 20109 error code. It doesn't make any sense to me why the 3DS can connect to the router just fine when using SpotPass and connecting 3DS games to Wi-Fi servers, but can't with Pokemon White. Does anyone else have this kind of router and know how to get Pokemon Black/White working on it?

GLACIUSX25 2,177 posts since
Jun 6, 2011

Did you remember to set up the DS wifi connections?


Because those are separate from the 3DS settings.

25 posts since
Mar 2, 2011

Even though your Nintendo 3DS can connect to the internet, you have to configure a connection for Nintendo DS games specifically, before you can play Nintendo DS games online.

25 posts since
Mar 2, 2011

Are you using a home network, or a hotspot? And you may want to look up the Error Code.

25 posts since
Mar 2, 2011

Are you sure you configured a Nintendo DS connection? Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo DS connection setup are separate.

25 posts since
Mar 2, 2011

Nintendo DS connection setup is right under ''Connection Settings'' on ''System Settings''.


25 posts since
Mar 2, 2011

I'm not sure why it isn't connecting. I suggest contacting Nintendo.

25 posts since
Mar 2, 2011

Could you try using this game on the Nintendo DS Lite, so we can tell if it is the game or the system that isn't working.

4 posts since
Jan 6, 2012

Thanks for posting this. You just helped me, at least!

1 posts since
May 1, 2012

This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed by nintendo in the support section. I went through so much greif trying to get this to work and soooo much trouble altering router settings. Thank you so much for this fix, I really didn't think it would work and it was a couple days before I even botherd trying it, but I will vouch that this simple technique fixed all of my connection problems! Good work Hero_Of_Fate

3 posts since
Jun 14, 2012

Thank you! I just spent a few hours trying to figure this out myself. It wasn't until I posted my own topic that I saw this as a related problem and sure enough changing those things fixed it! I reposted your instructions to my topic just in case someone sees that first or something. XD

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)