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Wirelessly connect Nintendo systems to Time Capsule Network
For some reason, the Nintendo DSi cannot currently connect to a WEP-protected network on the Time Capsule. However, when you remove the WEP key, the Wii will no longer be able to connect as-is. Here is the only way I've found so far to get all three current Nintendo systems to connect to the Time Capsule's network:
  • Remove any security settings (you can still use MAC address filtering and have a closed network, however).
  • Manually set up the connection on the DS/DS lite/DSi by just entering the network's name
  • Manually set up the connection on the Wii by entering the network's name and DNS servers
You should now have all three systems connected to your network, and be able to use all the online features. If anyone finds a better solution, please post it in the comments.
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Wirelessly connect Nintendo systems to Time Capsule
Authored by: bschoate on Apr 07, '09 07:58:01AM

Both the Wii and the DSi support WPA/WPA2. For the DSi, you have to set up WPA2 connections using one of the 4-6 connection slots. For some reason, these connections won't work for older WiFi games, but they do work for the DSi online store and for games going forward.



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Wirelessly connect Nintendo systems to Time Capsule
Authored by: chustedde on Apr 08, '09 12:11:44PM

Original DS games still need an unprotected or WEP connection (that is, anything currently on a cartridge). But, yes, future DSi games as well as the DSi Shop and browser can use WPA.



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Wirelessly connect Nintendo systems to Time Capsule
Authored by: eDogg on Apr 07, '09 08:03:49AM

I just wanted to point out that MAC address filtering and hiding the SSID (closed network) is not really a substitute for WPA or WPA2. It keeps people from accidentally connecting to your network, but if someone wants to connect, it is trivial to do so without WPA or WPA2. Also, all your traffic is in the clear if you don't use WPA or WPA2.

WEP connections with the DSi are flaky on many routers, so I suspect there will be a DSi update shortly to address it.

Just my two cents :-)



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Wirelessly connect Nintendo systems to Time Capsule
Authored by: Stormchild on Apr 07, '09 09:02:31AM

WEP is completely worthless. It can be cracked in as little as one minute.

For that reason, the only way to deal with the original Nintendo DS (and DS Lite) is to keep them off your network, or have effectively no security at all (WEP is not security, it's a joke).



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Wirelessly connect Nintendo systems to Time Capsule
Authored by: boxcarl on Apr 07, '09 11:36:42AM

"For some reason, the Nintendo DSi cannot currently connect to a WEP-protected network on the Time Capsule."

My DSi connects to my WEP-protected Time Capsule network. I think there must be something weird about your setup.



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Wirelessly connect Nintendo systems to Time Capsule
Authored by: crisss1205 on Apr 07, '09 02:03:11PM

My DSi and my Wii connect to my Time Capsule that has a WEP passcode and is on a closed network!!



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