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Wii through Tomato wireless?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by azjerry, May 2, 2008.

  1. azjerry

    azjerry Addicted to LI Member

    I replaced a Dlink router with a new WRT54GL running Tomato 1.19. I pretty much duplicated the Dlink settings in Tomato (including the WPA settings) to minimize fooling around with the clients to get them to work. The two laptops connected and worked wirelessly right away. But I'm having a problem with my son's Nintendo Wii. The Wii's connection test just won't pass. Anyone else running a Wii and can point me in the right direction?
     
  2. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    My son's WII connects with no issues. My encryption settings are WPA PSK + AES.
     
  3. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    I'm using WPA2-AES, G-only. No issues either.
     
  4. azjerry

    azjerry Addicted to LI Member

    I think mine is WPA PSK TKIP (does that make sense?). I picked that at the time because that was the only combination that worked with everything. I suppose I could try different settings.
     
  5. Zaka

    Zaka LI Guru Member

    I don't have the settings handy, but it works with no problem. (I'm running WPA+AES).

    Steps:
    1) Turn off all encryption on the Tomato.
    2) The Wii is "b", so make sure that Tomato is set to "b/g", NOT "g" only.
    3) Connect and test the Wii.
    4) Update the Wii with the latest firmware.
    5) Reenable the encryption.
    6) Connect and test the Wii.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    The Wii is G-enabled; I'm using G-only with the Wii without issues. Some early Wii's can only connect in B/G mixed mode. Once connected, they work at G speeds though.
     
  7. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    I had to set mine to b/g to get it to connect, forgot about that, but think it works at G speeds after connecting. I haven't tested lately with a number of firmware updates if that might have gotten fixed like the ability to use a USB keyboard for many uses such as browsing the web with Opera was added at some point.
     
  8. rickh57

    rickh57 LI Guru Member

    My Wii connected fine to my Tomato router, which is configured to use WPA/TKIP with b and g enabled.
     
  9. azjerry

    azjerry Addicted to LI Member

    Doh! I re-entered the key and now it connects fine. It's always something simple.
     
  10. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    When tested this morning, our WII now does connect when my routers are configured to G-only mode. I presume this is the result of numerous WII firmware updates since last tested.
     

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