Making the Wii Internet-enabled
If you have a Wii at home, and also has a WLAN set up, knows the problem: Combining the two things can prove very difficult. So what can the average consumer do to play with his Wii on the Internet? The following eight steps allow anyone to connect their Wii to their wireless network.
First of all, a broadband internet connection is required. You also need a compatible Internet service. The Wii is easily compatible with most WLAN routers and security functions. You should only pay attention to two things:
- Router with the designation 802.11N, pre – N (MIMO), may not be compatible with the Wii. This designation stands for the current standard in the WLAN area. MIMO is an abbreviation for “Multiple Input Multiple Output”. This means that the router sends and receives several data packets simultaneously with this technology.
- If the security of the connection is important to you, the Wii is compatible with the usual encryption methods WEP, WPA, and WPA 2. The console is compatible with various WPA versions: WPA – PSK (TSP), WPA – PSK (AES) and WPA2 – PSK (AES). With these encryption methods, which cover the most common areas, the Wii is compatible in any case. Incompatible is the Wii mostly with older routers, so a year before 2009. Please note in this case, if the router works according to one of the above protocols. Also with Fritzbox modems, especially with the model 7270, there are often difficulties.
Step by Step to the WLAN
- If these prerequisites are met, the setup of the network is started.
- To do this, click on the “Wii” button in the start screen of your Wii.
- Then go to “Wii System Settings”.
- Once you have arrived in the system settings, the next click on the blue arrow on the right side.
- On the screen that appears, click Internet.
- Now go to “Connection settings”.
- In the following screen, you are looking for an open connection. This must be displayed with “Not Ready”.
- Now click on “WLAN connection”.
- Then go to “Search Access Point”. The Wii console now searches for all identifiable WLAN routers within range.
- When the search is finished, the console asks you to choose the router to connect the Wii to. Click on “OK” to see a list of available connections.
- Select your Internet connection. If your connection with a closed padlock is displayed, a password is required. The required password is usually found in the settings of your WLAN router.
If the connection signal is yellow or red, this means that the router signal is not strong or stable enough. In the best case, there should be no obstacle between the wireless router and the Wii.
- Once the connection is established, two last clicks on “Save” and “OK” are necessary. Immediately thereafter, an automatic connection test is performed.
Afterwards, the network should work stable, and between you and the pleasure to play with the Wii on the Internet, should no longer be an obstacle.