Need help connecting Nintendo DS to WRK54G (purchased in UK) can anyone help?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bulzee, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. bulzee

    bulzee Guest

    I know very little about routers, my DS appears to connect but it times out, is Nintendo WI FI compatible, any help would be greatly appreciated!

    PPLLLLEEEEAAAASSSSEEEEEE!!!!!!!! (pathetic, I know!)

  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    are you using any encryption?
  3. Greeb2

    Greeb2 Network Guru Member

    I have the same model of UK router and so does a friend of mine. He just got his the other day because he liked mine since a) it worked 100% whenever he came round to play with his Nintendo DS and b) it was only £40 at Maplin Electronics plus it came with a laptop pcmcia wireless card which he could then sell on ebay and thus save even more money.

    Now then, although his DS works consistenly fine on my router but, with all the same settings, he is strangely having trouble with it on his router. He has had it connect to the router and to the game server (Mario Kart) and played with it since it was all installed the other day but now it intermittently connects to the router but then just won't connect to the game server (and when you go back the the test connection set up on the DS, hey presto, no connection). Somtimes, changing a setting such as channel or changing broadcast SSID to enable/disable will give a connection on the DS test but fails/times out when connecting to the Mario Kart game server.
    The best we've managed this evening is to get as far as connecting to the Mario Kart game but it disconnects itself (timing out probably) when it is "searching for opponents".
    His wired internet connection to is PC is fine.
    The fault finding process is still ongoing here but if we get a eureka moment then I'll let you know. FYI we had WEP encryption on, SSID broadcast enabled, Mac address filtering disbled and on the DS we got the best result (connecting to the game but timing out on "searching for opponents") when we used manual settings for the IP, subnet mask, Gateway, DNS.

    BTW, The only difference we can find is that mine has firmware 1.56.01 Jul 22nd 2004 and his has 1.58.03 March 10th 2005 (incidentaly, I can't find either of these specific firmware versions for download on the Linksys website or ftp). They have other firmware versions, probably for USA, and then different ones for different hardware versions of router yet there is no hardware ident version on the label on the router or on the config status page anyway. Its almost like this router was a freaking embarassment to Linksys. When it works it is fantastic and when it doesn't there is just no decent info on it.

    If anyone else can chime in with any ideas then feel free.

  4. Greeb2

    Greeb2 Network Guru Member

    Update: Problem solved.
    In Wireless-Advanced Wireless settings, Changed the Control TX rate from Auto to 2Mbps and the Nintendo DS now connects consistenly. To verify it wasn't a nintendo server problem before, we changed it back to Auto and it couldn't connect, then back to 2Mbps and it connected ok again.

    Does this mean all other wireless devices (laptops etc) won't now be able to connect faster than 2Mbps? Well I don't know and he doesn't have anything else wireless other than the NintendoDS so he's not really bothered (and I haven't taken my wirless Laptop round to see).

    Note: there are other settings in this advanced menu (from another thread in about Nintendo DS not connecting) that I've not tried yet which is also supposed to solve the NintendoDS connection problem but which keeps the ControlTX at Auto.
    I'll get him to try it out and report back here.

    Settings are:-
    Basic Rate: Default
    Transmission Rate: Auto
    CTS Protection Mode: Disable
    Frame Burst: Enable
    Beacon Interval: 50
    DTIM Interval: 1
    Fragmentation Threshold: 2304
    RTS Threshold: 2304
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