I have highspeed interenet connection and a wireless router (Netgear WGR614v8). I have changed my security to WEP and tried to connect to wifi and the ds still will not find my router. My router is connected to a cpmputer using windows xp. I keep getting an error code 51099 and i am not sure what i should do. can anyone help me with this problem? Thank you
This error code can occur for two different reasons:
There appears to be a compatibility issue with the security settings on your router:
Are you using WPA security?
If you are using a Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL, you will be able to connect online and use many online features with WPA security. However, you will not be able to play original Nintendo DS games that are Wi-Fi compatible, as they are only programmed to work with WEP security. In order to play these games online, you will need to do the following (If you are not receiving this error when attempting to connect games online, click here):
Since you said you are using WEP security, here is information from Nintendo's Support site to help troubleshoot this problem. There is lots of stuff you can try, and if you don't want to read it all just call Nintendo at 1-800-255-3700.
Please note: if your router is set to broadcast the network but the Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL is not finding the access point then a manual setup will not resolve the error. There may be another problem, such as interference, or a basic setting in your router that is causing compatibility issues. Be sure that your router is set to 'Enable SSID broadcast' or 'Enable Wireless broadcast'. If you prefer to keep your network name hidden, verify the correct spelling and case of your router's SSID.
Important Note: it is recommended that any changes made to the router are performed from a computer that is wired via Ethernet cable to the router. Also, any changes made to wireless security must also be adjusted on other wireless devices in the home that use the router (e.g., laptops, other game systems, etc). For instructions on how to change these devices, refer to the user manuals for these devices or contact the manufacturer.
Important Note: Please be reminded, that any changes made to wireless security must also be adjusted on other wireless devices in the home that use the router (i.e. laptops, other game systems, etc). For instructions on how to change these devices, refer to the user manuals for these devices or contact the manufacturer.
If after trying the steps above you are still receiving this error code, please call 1-800-255-3700 for further assistance.
Thank you for your help. I had to physically change some settings on my router (manually change it to WEP throught myrouter.com or w/e the site is called (apparantly it didn't change) , generate some random codes, search for my router, input the random codes) and i connected immediatley.