Nintendo DSi & Nintendo DSi XL - Getting Connected Online - At Home with a High-Speed Internet Connection and Wireless Router using "Advanced Setup "

"Manual Setup"

Manual Setup is for those users who have a unique home network setup (typically when the DHCP server is turned off). Most people will not need to use this process. Only those who need to specify their primary and secondary DNS, or have a static IP address assigned to their wireless devices should have to use this setup . Unless you know you need this option it is highly recommended that you try the "Search for an Access Point" first. If you haven't tried this yet, click here. Otherwise, we'll walk you through the Manual Setup process. For help finding the information for your specific router, click here.

*Note* During the manual setup, we will be using several terms such as IP Address, Default Gateway, and Subnet Masks - if these terms are foreign to you, please head over to our online glossary for further assistance.

From the Nintendo DSi settings, select "Internet," and select a connection file (1, 2, or 3).

Choose "Manual Setup."

Enter your SSID:

Note: Do you know your SSID? If you do, great! If not, click here to get help locating it.

Choose your security option (if any):

Click "No," then click "Detailed setup"

Now, you will need to enter an IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway. This information is found on your PC. Follow these steps to find it:

Windows NT, XP, and Vista Users:

  1. Hold down the Windows button, and press "R".
  2. The run command prompt box will appear. In this window, type in "CMD" and hit enter.
  3. On this black screen (command prompt), type "ipconfig/all" and hit enter.
  4. With this information, we can complete our manual setup.

IP Address: Take the IP Address in the command prompt and add 10 to the last subset of numbers. (Example: 192.168.0.1 would need to be entered in the Nintendo DSi/Nintendo DSi XL as 192.168.0.011)

Subnet Mask: Enter the information exactly as it appears on the command prompt.

Default Gateway: This is listed on the system as "Gateway." Enter the information exactly as it appears on the command prompt.

On the screen for "Auto-Obtain DNS," choose "No" then "Detailed setup."

On the command prompt, you may have one or several DNS servers listed. The top number listed should be entered in your system as your primary DNS server. The second number can be entered as your secondary DNS server. You can disregard any additional DNS servers listed.

Note: If you only have one DNS server listed, you can enter that as your primary DNS server and leave your secondary DNS server blank.

Most people won't connect through a Proxy Server. If you do, choose "Yes," then "Detailed setup" to enter the unique information for your proxy server. If not, choose "No" to continue.

Almost done! The last screen will list the MTU (maximum transmission unit) value. It's recommended that you do not change this number.

You're done! Hit save and you will get prompted to run the connection test.

If the connection test was successful, a confirmation will appear on your system to let you know.

If the test was unsuccessful, you will see an error message and numerical code on screen. Enter this number in the "Error Code Lookup" tool on the top-left of this screen.