Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite - Wireless Router Information

Please note that our router information was created based on routers sold in North America. Router compatibility, specs, and security for routers sold in Latin America may be different. Please consult the router manufacturer for more information.

Default settings for specific Wireless Routers

To help with your router's settings, we've compiled default information for many different router manufacturers. Select from popular Wi-Fi Router Manufacturers listed below or use the pulldown to select from all manufacturers.

Linksys 3Com
Netgear D-Link
US Robotics Apple

Note: Most connection issues are related to knowing the name of your network (SSID) and WEP key which help your Nintendo DS communicate with the router. The router specific information provided with this tool should help.



Need advice on finding a compatible Wireless Router?

Most wireless routers are compatible with the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite. Before purchasing a wireless router, make sure of the following:

  • 802.11b - Most routers are backwards compatible with the 802.11b standard. Routers that broadcast exclusively on 802.11g or 802.11n may not be compatible with the Nintendo DS.
  • WEP - If you wish to secure your wireless network, the Nintendo DS is only compatible with WEP (Wired Encryption Protocol).
  • Known Compatibility Issues - Most wireless routers are compatible with the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite. However, our experience has shown the following devices to be incompatible:

      Known Incompatible Routers:

    • Actiontec GT704-WG
    • Belkin F5D7231-4 ver 1102
    • Belkin F5D6231-4 ver 1000
    • Belkin F5D7230-4 ver 4000
    • D-Link DI-514 ver B1
    • D-Link DSL-G604T
    • SMC SMC2804WBR-G product code: 751.7412