Need advice on finding a compatible wireless router?

Good news! Most wireless routers are compatible with the Wii console and Nintendo DS systems.

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 nor the Wii.
  • Security
    If you wish to use wireless security on your router, make sure it has a type that is compatible with the system you wish to use. Select the system below for compatibility information.


  • Identifying compatibility issues
    If you have a particular wireless router in mind and want to see if there are any known issues with using it with a Nintendo system, try our wireless router lookup. Select the brand and model number (if available). If there are any known issues our pages will often have information on how to adjust that router's settings to work with your Nintendo system.