Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector Help

Questions About the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector

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What is the Nintendo USB Connector?
The Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector is a Nintendo DS dedicated wireless access point that plugs into the USB port on a PC (Windows XP or Windows Vista* only).

*In order to work with Windows Vista, you must have version 1.06 or higher of the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector software. Click here to download the latest version.

 

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Do I have to buy the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector?
Absolutely not! If you already have a wireless router in your home, you will be able to use your Nintendo DS to connect online and play games. If you do not have a wireless router, you can buy one at your local retailer. Check out our router info page for more information.

If you do not wish to setup a wireless network in your home, you can also connect to the Nintendo WFC at many Hotspots. For more information on setting up a connection at a Hotspot, click here.

 

 

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What do I need to be able to use the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector?
In order to use the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector you will need the following:

  • Broadband internet connection
  • Nintendo DS system
  • PC running Windows XP or Windows Vista* with active internet account.
  • Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection compatible Nintendo DS game

*In order to work with Windows Vista, you must have version 1.06 or higher of the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector software. Click here to download the latest version.

 

 

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Where can I buy the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector?
In Latin America, please check with retail stores that sell Nintendo products.

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How do I uninstall the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector software?
Please follow these steps on your computer to remove the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector software:

  1. Uninstall the USB connector through the Device Manager.
    • Make sure you have the USB Connector plugged into your computer.
    • Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
    • Click "System" and select the "Hardware" tab. Choose "Device Manager."
    • Next to "Network Adapters," click the "+" to expand the list.
    • If the Nintendo USB Connector is in the list, right-click it and choose "Uninstall."
  2. Perform the DEVREMOV process.
    • Make sure you have the USB Connector plugged into your computer.
    • On your computer, click on the "My Computer" icon (found in the Start menu or sometimes on the desktop), and right click on your CD drive containing the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection Installation CD, and choose 'Explore.'
    • Open "NintendoWFCReg/SoftAP." Within there, double-click the DEVREMOV.exe application.

    During the course of running the DEVREMOV program, you will see three windows pop up successively.

    • The first will have a series of question marks. Click "Yes."
    • The second will have a picture of wires and lights moving on it while the DEVREMOV utility uninstalls the internet connection sharing for the Nintendo Wi-FI USB Connector. This will disappear on its own.
    • The third will also have several question marks on it. Just click "Ok."
    • At this point, remove the USB connector from your computer.
  3. Check the "Programs" list and, if the "Uninstall" option for the connector is there, run this process.
    • Click the Start button , and select "Programs."
    • If the Nintendo USB Wi-Fi Connector is listed, click on the "Uninstall" program to remove it.

  4. Check Add/Remove Software on the computer and, if listed, remove the USB connector.
    • Click the Start button, and select Control Panel.
    • Open "Add/Remove Programs."
    • If listed, select the Nintendo Wi-Fi connector from the list, and click "Remove."
    • Follow the prompts to uninstall the program.
    • Reboot your computer to complete the uninstallation.

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