I own a 3DS. Originally, it worked fine with Pokemon White's WFC functions (game sync, GTS, etc). The 3DS was faulty and needed repair so it was sent in to Nintendo. Now, after it's return all the Pokemon White WFC features give a 20109 error. Outside the Pokemon game, the 3DS Internet settings and the DS settings (in the same menu) work and test fine. I have no security on my router so that is not a concern. When in the Pokemon game if I choose WFC settings from the menu it tells me to refer to the DS settings. Not sure what's up? Suggestions?
Unfortunately, no that does not help. The 3DS connects to my router fine and performs all online tasks with no issue. In Pokemon White, it used to work fine as well prior to sending the unit to Nintendo for repair. The issue is only manifests while in the Pokemon game. This worked fine before so I wonder now if something else is screwed up with the 3DS.
It might be because you are playing a DS game, those do not support certain types of internet, if you don't know if it is supported try going to the DS game itself and going to connection settings and try searching for a connection, it will tell you if it is supported or not. I hope this helps.
I actually have black, an my WiFi is working (both of them) and still, I cannot connect to the pokemon WiFi. What is wrong with this game and why is it saying I have no connection, nor that I have it set up?
First, please start a new thread when you have a problem. If you revive a 7 month old thread, there is very little chance that someone will see and respond to your post.
Second, do you have any security enabled on your router? Though the 3DS and 3DS games support WPA level security, DS games in a 3DS will NOT work with a WPA or WPA2-encrypted router.
I'm getting the same error code, except mine is directly from the NORMAL DS wi-fi settings. The 3DS one works fine, but when I do a connection test of the exact same connection in the DS menu, it gives me error code 20109. I've called Nintendo and fooled around with my wireless router for a bit, but nothing worked. I just got it back from repairs today, and I REALLY don't want to have to send it right back in again. This error code is for the connections for DS software, not 3DS. As I said, the 3DS wi-fi works fine. Should we take this question to the normal DS forums?
Hey man seriously I am glad I am not the only one, I bought my 3DS day one, pokemon was working just fine. I had to send it in cause debris got under the top screen, and ever since I have gotten it back I have had no luck connecting to nintendo WFC, everything else works just fine on the internet.
I did try a different Pokemon game (unfortunately they are the only games that I have that use wifi) and I get the same result. Here are the key points:
1. Everything worked prior to sending the unit in for repair.
2. Wifi tests work fine for both 3DS settings and DS settings from the 3DS Internet Settings menu.
3. 3DS wifi works fine when viewing friends lists and checking for system updates.
4. The DS games that fail in the 3DS work fine in a DSi, it is not a game setting issue.
5. I have exported the DSi network settings to my 3DS just to be sure and same result.
6. Router is unsecure so security settings are not a concern, plus it tests fine everytime outside of the games.
Something was done during the repair process that broke DS game compatibility. I am very upset to think that I need to send the unit back in for another repair and be without a system for a month.
I have exactly the same issue with my 3DS when trying to connect to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection using Pokemon Black or Pokemon HeartGold. Accessing Nintendo WFC worked fine before I sent it in for repair. Everything works fine if I use the games in my old DSi, and my 3DS has no trouble with regular internet access or playing Super Street Fighter IV 3D online. The Nintendo rep I spoke to said I'd have to send my 3DS back in for repair but didn't have any information on error code 20109. Did anyone who's been through this before get any insights as to the cause? I'd be very surprised if this is a hardware issue with the 3DS itself.
Did you set up the Nintendo DS Wifi Connections? (Not the 3DS ones).
Because they use different Wifi settings
Yes. I connect through my router (which has WPA security) with Pokemon Black, while I have a laptop that I temporarily set up as a WEP Wi-Fi node so I can connect with Pokemon HeartGold without having to downgrade my router's security. I get the error code either way. I was at Nintendo World earlier today where they have no security on their Wi-Fi at all, and I still got the error in Pokemon Black. The only other unusual thing I noticed when I got my 3DS back from repairs is that its Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection ID is now blank when I look under System Settings > Internet Settings > Nintendo DS Connections > Options > System Information. I must have had an ID, or I never would have been able to connect to Nintendo WFC with HeartGold. My hypothesis here is that the ID somehow got wiped as part of the repair process, Nintendo WFC likely keeps a database of 3DS's and their IDs, and Nintendo WFC boots me off because my 3DS is already registered but no longer has the ID it was assigned.
That is probably the problem i have pokemon white tho i have never had that problem it would make sence.
I hate to send my 3DS back again for something that seems unlikely to be a hardware problem, but Nintendo USA didn't have much of any troubleshooting options for error code 20109 (or much of any information on what the error code actually signifies).
I just bought my 3ds during the sale and when setting up wfc for white was told to configure the settings but ive done that numerous times and still get the message i dont get an error code number either just i have to set up and to visit nintendo for help and yes i did go to the ds wifi setting not 3ds