I am trying to connect my Nintendo Wii to the internet using the Intel My Wifi Technology on my laptop, a Dell Studio 1558. I used to be able to set up my laptop as an access point for my Wii and successfully connect to the internet, for some odd reason I can no longer do so.
I enable the connection on the Intel My Wifi and click the "Share My Internet" button. I have enabled internet connection sharing on the line-in connection attached to my laptop, the source of internet on my laptop. I then go to my Wii and go to Wii Settings>Internet>Connection 3>Wireless Connection>Search For Access Point. At that point the Wii searches for the network and successfully finds the signal from my laptop. I enter the correct passcode for the network (WPA-PSA Security, TKIP encryption) and then click OK for the Wii to perform a connection test. This is where I encounter problems. I receive the Wii error code 51332. Intel My Wifi does not detect that my Wii is trying to access the connection. According to Nintendo, the error code occurs when the passcode for the network is not correct. I have tried changing the connection password many times but still the same problem. I even changed the network so that there was no security whatsoever and I still receive the same error code. Obviously if I am receiving the same error on an unsecured network then the passcode is not the real problem at hand. I have tried changing the DHCP/DNS from enabled to disabled on both the Wii and on the network my laptop is emitting, changed the security type (WPA-PSA, WPA2-PSA, WEP, no security), and even changed the encryption type from TKIP to AES-CCMP while trying the WPA2-PSA security. As a last resort I updated the Intel My Wifi Technology driver but my Wii is still not being recognized by the software.
From what I can tell, my Wii is not being detected at all by the Intel My Wifi Technology, and that is probably causing the problem. I would like to reiterate that I was previously able to use my laptop as an access point for my Wii using Intel My Wifi Technology 2 months ago.
Currently I have the Intel My Wifi set to no security at all. My Wii still can't connect. I know that the Intel My Wifi is working because I just had a random device connect to it successfully.
Is anyone knowledgable about this sort of thing?
power cycle the router and modem by unplugging the router and modem wait a few minutes then plug the modem in wait a couple of miniutes for the modem to initalize then plug the router back in.
Good idea, I will try that next. I am in college so I would need to call the internet service providers and ask them to do it. Wish they let us college kids have access to our the modem or router in our room. I will get back shortly on the results
Hi, sorry its been a week. Its been kinda hectic.
Anyway so I tried power cycling through the modem/router, it did not work. My Intel Wifi did not recognize that my Wii was trying to recieve internet access from it. I attached my ethernet cable to the Wii via a LAN Adapter, restarted the router again, and could not connect. I recieved error code 51422. So then I restarted my computer, restarted the wii, and tried the wireless internet connection again but it didn't work. I then tried the AOSS mode on the Wii and the Wifi Protected Setup on the My Intel Wifi Technology, as apparently they are compatable. As I couldn't find a pin for the wii, I set them both to the decect mode but this resulted in the Wii telling me "AOSS setup failed. Move closer or make sure the access point is powered on". I also tried to use Connectify but the same problem with My Intel Wifi seemed to occur, the Wii detects the signal, but the Computer does not.
I really have no clue what is going on.
I called them. After troubleshooting it the Nintendo tech support said that it was probably the college internet I am using. Apparently college internet is unrelieable for the Wii, sometimes it works, others it doesn't. They suggested that I test the Wii internet at a different location, if it works somewhere else then it is undoubtably the internet here at my college that is causing the problem.