Applies to most Linksys routers including: E1000, E1200, E1500, E2000, E2100L, E2500, E3000, E3200, E4200
By default, the network name (SSID) will appear as: (Two randomly-generated words) example
How to access this router's settings:
  1. In Windows, click "Start," (or the Windows icon), then select "All Programs."
    (For Mac, click "Macintosh HD," then select the "Applications" folder)
  2. Find the Cisco Connect* icon in the list of your programs and click it.
    (Example of the Cisco Connect icon)
    *Cisco Connect offers easy access to manage your wireless network's security settings, guest access, and other advanced settings. Cisco Connect is included with every Valet Hotspot.
Where to find and change your router's:
  • WPA key access: In 'Router Settings' under 'Personalize.' example
  • Network name (SSID): In 'Router Settings' under 'Personalize.' example
Important Notes:

Error Code 51099 (DS)

    Switching to WEP Security
  • Routers using the Cisco Connect software default to WPA security, which is not compatible with online multiplayer with Nintendo DS Game Cards. To change your wireless security mode to WEP, you will need to use your router's web utility instead of Cisco Connect.

All Nintendo Systems

    Guest Network SSID
  • The Guest Network feature of routers using the Cisco Connect software is not compatible with Nintendo systems. This feature requires an Internet browser authentication during the connection process. Please avoid choosing "SSID-guest" access point when connecting.
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Due to firmware updates and newer versions of this router, the information on this page, including any example images, may not be the most current. We recommend that you ensure your router has the most current firmware update installed. Check with the router manufacturer for the most current information.

If you need help locating the settings described on this page, or have questions on how to adjust them, refer to the router's manual, the router's manufacturer, or the internet service provider that installed your router.

Nintendo provides this information for our consumers' use. It is up to each consumer to determine what security needs they have for their own networks, and to decide how best to configure their network settings to meet those needs.