Nintendo DSi & Nintendo DSi XL - Connecting Online

Browse the Internet. Download games and applications. Entertain yourself and your friends. You can do it all when you go wireless with Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL.

Whether you want to browse the Internet or play games online, these activities require you to get your Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL connected to Nintendo's Wi-Fi Connection first.

Step-by-step first-time connection guide

Common Questions:
How do I browse the Internet?
Can I use WPA security to play games online?
Can I block access to the Internet? (Answer = Yes. Learn more.)
Can I transfer a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection ID to a Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL?
Questions about connecting and playing online over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection

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    Requirements to get online

  • A Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL system
  • A Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection compatible game (if you wish to play multiplayer)
  • A broadband internet connection (cable, DSL, FIOS)
  • A wireless access point to a broadband Internetconnection. Most people will use a wireless router or a Hotspot location.

A typical online connection for a Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL.

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