Here goes. I want to thank everyone in advance for helping me out! This is a total newbie, a stepmother, coming to the forums to help my oldest boy, age 10, to get his wireless on the DSi XL. I bolded the main issues I'm having. So, for clarity's sake, there are three questions involved that I really need help with.
First of all, I couldn't figure out the AOSS button. Upon some googling, there appears to be different names for those kind of buttons on different routers. So, I will start off by saying that my router is a Cisco Linksys E2000, set on 2.4 GHz (I tried 5 GHz, it made my connections disappear). Apparently, I was supposed to press this button during the AOSS connection set-up. So, where is this button, exactly?
Second of all, I ended up doing manual set-up, because I knew all my SSID, IP, Gateway, DNS servers, etc. The only problem I had was WEP security key. I had it up using http://insertIPaddresshere and I knew I was inserting the correct security key. Not the passphrase, the security key. Is there something I'm missing with the WEP security key thing?
Other side notes:
Hope that was enough information on the problem to get a solution out of this. If you have more questions in order to help, I'd be more than happy to answer, of course. I'm really hoping for more answers than questions, though.
ETA: Thank you to TMNTFAN1980 for pointing me in the right direction!
ETA 2: I've included a couple of screenshots in this thread, as well as my fantastic guide to showing how my mission was accomplished at the bottom! Hopefully, this will be as helpful to you as it was for me. Take a quick look! http://techforums.nintendo.com/message/24515#24515
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Okay, I found a thread WEP-related that seems to be very similar to mine: http://techforums.nintendo.com/thread/3064.
I thought it was an aha moment, like oohh yes, it has to do with the bits! Like 64 bits or whatever. So I went back and checked on that. Then I was like, maybe not. Anyway, this screenshot might help. That's what my router thingy looks like when I access it on the computer. I erased the security key for ... security purposes. It's still there, I checked.
Sorry to hear about your frustration. I just got a DSi and had a little bit of the same trouble.
This is how you do it on a DSi (and hopefully on a DSi XL)
What you should do is enter this into your search bar
If you feel iffy about putting this into your search engine you can go here
But, this will just tell you to go to the above mentioned site
This should show you your security key.
Once you have that you should follow these steps
1. DSi> SYTEM SETTINGS > internet
2. ConnectionSettings > Advanced Setup
3. Connection 4 Press "NONE" > Press "Search for an Access Point
4. This will show you your wireless router > Enter your SSID > WPA 2 > and hit SAVE
5. This will begin a connectiontest and hopefully connect you to the internet
Hope this helps
P.S.I also recommend staying on WPA 2 , its a safer wireless connection
Well, I thought so, too, about the WPA2. How did you know that, btw? The thing with XL is that it only has these two options when it comes to putting in security code: NONE or WEP.
Ooh, upon further look on the XL manual, there is an advanced set-up which says this can be used to connect to WPA security. However, it seems to show only WPS? Do I try that, using my WPA security by hitting the WPS settings?
You're welcome glad I could help.
It took me a little while to figure it out too, and I'm pretty good with computers.
Yes, using you WPA should be safer. I would google what the risk of the WPS is first though first just to make sure.
Okay! Mission accomplished. For anyone looking for answers, I'll show you what solved mine.