Anybody hooked a Wii up with this firmware?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by chantililace, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. chantililace

    chantililace LI Guru Member

    Just curious, as I heard people have had problems hooking up the Wii to a WRT54G with stock firmware.
  2. purephase

    purephase Network Guru Member

    Just make sure that G-only is not the selected wireless mode and you should be fine. The Wii supports B and G, but it can only connect to the AP if it's in mixed mode.

    That's the extent of the issues I've heard of or encountered for the Wii and AP's.
  3. John_B

    John_B LI Guru Member

    Thanks, purephase, I have been trying since yesterday to get my WRT54GL with WPA/WPA2 to talk to the new Wii that Santa brought my son. Changing from "G-only" to "Mixed" solved it. I should've come here sooner. :biggrin:

  4. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    This thread should be stickied, or something.

    A friend brought his Wii over to my place yesterday that he got for Christmas, and we spent a good hour trying to get it to connect to my WRT54GS. Wasn't until I just read this thread just now that I realized what went wrong. My router is also set to "G-Only". I do this for security, plus no one that conencts to my AP still uses b.

    Regardless, I let my friend know this and we're both banging our heads against the table!
  5. atzplzw

    atzplzw Network Guru Member

    Mhh! Strange I don't have your problems. My Wii is connected and working fine in G-Only Mode with WPA2 Personal TKIP+AES turn on.

    Using Wrt54GS v1 and Thibor 15c...
  6. John_B

    John_B LI Guru Member

    It turns out it wasn't a Linksys problem. It had something to do with the networking configuration on the original Wii releases. Nintendo fixed it in one of their early firmware updates, so setting the wireless networking mode to "mixed" is no longer necessary; "g-only" works fine. Which is a good thing, considering any "b" device on a "mixed" network will slow everything else down to "b" speeds.

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