Additional Topics

Edit Connection Settings

Select the problem that best describes the situation you are experiencing:


When do I Edit Connection Settings?
If your Connection File is able to connect to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, you do not need to adjust any of these settings.

However, sometimes you may need to manually enter information. Do this when:

  • The "Search for an Access Point" process did not work during your initial setup.
  • You have changed the name of your network (SSID) or changed your WEP Key.
  • Your router is set to not broadcast its SSID, or your home network is setup with static IP addresses, or when your internet service provider (ISP) requires you to manually enter DNS information.

^ Back to Top

How do I complete the Edit Connection Setting Screen?
The Edit Connection Settings screen lists the following. Tap the "edit" icon for each setting you need to enter.

Your SSID or Service Set Identifier is the name assigned to the access point of your wireless network. Enter the name exactly as it appears in your settings on your router.. For more information on locating the SSID for your router, check our router lookup tables here and select your router manufacturer and model number.

WEP Key is a security setting for your router. WEP is the only security that is compatible with the Nintendo DS Wi-Fi Connection. You will need to set your router for WEP security -- or remove security on your router -- to use the Nintendo DS at this access point.

If you know you do not have a security setting on your router, you may leave this field blank.

If you do have WEP security, you will need to enter a WEP KEY on your Nintendo DS to use the access point. The WEP key is usually found in the "security" tab of your wireless router settings. For more information on WEP KEY click here. For information on locating your router's WEP key, click here and select the manufacturer and model number of your router. Once you know the WEP KEY, you will need to enter it when prompted.

Please note, in most cases, this will be all the manual information required. Select "Save Settings" and then Tap Test Connection. If you are able to make a connection you can skip the remaining settings.

Auto-Obtain IP Address, IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, Auto-Obtain DNS, Primary DNS, Secondary DNS:
Locate the TCP/IP properties on your personal computer.. Accessing the properties of the TCP/IP properties screen may vary from one operating system to another. In Windows©, Access Control Panel , select Network and Dial Up Connections , select Properties for your Local Area Connections. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on the list of components. and click on the Properties button. You should see a dialog box such as this:

If Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are both selected, then select Auto-Obtain IP Address and Auto-Obtain DNS on the manual select dialog box. Now test your connection. If this is successful save your settings.

If Use the following IP address is selected, then do the following:

    Increase the last four digits of the IP address by one number (if it is 1111, for example, change it to 1112) and enter this number into the manual settings screen of the Nintendo DS.
    Enter the information for Subnet mask into the Nintendo DS exactly as it appears on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) dialog box.
    Enter the information for Default gateway into the Nintendo DS exactly as it appears on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) dialog box.

If Use the following DNS server addresses is selected, then do the following:

    Enter the information for Preferred DNS server into the Nintendo DS exactly as it appears on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) dialog box. Enter the information for Alternate DNS server into the Nintendo DS exactly as it appears on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) dialog box.

After entering this information, test your connection.

  • A confirmation message will show on your Nintendo DS screen, If the connection test was successful. You can now back out of the Nintendo WFC setup menus and return to your game screens. Select the WiFi option for the game you are playing (consult the manual for the game for more details) to connect online.
  • If the connection test is unsuccessful you will see an error message on your Nintendo DS. Cick here for troubleshooting assistance.


^ Back to Top