Problems connecting my Wii

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by basmic, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. basmic

    basmic LI Guru Member

    Basically I can't get the Wii to connect to my Linksys WRT54GS v1.1, running Tomato v1.14.

    Any suggestions?
  2. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    you have to specify your problem a bit more. What are your settings and what did you try ? Maybe then its easier to help you out.

  3. Larix

    Larix LI Guru Member

  4. srouquette

    srouquette Network Guru Member

    And you may also have some problems with OpenDNS.
    My connection was very slow with OpenDNS (on channel 6), and when I used my default DNS, it worked again.
  5. bcat

    bcat Network Guru Member

    You don't need to be on channel 11. My Wii works just fine on channel 1. By any chance, are you using short preamble? I couldn't get mine to connect until I switched back to long preamble.
  6. srouquette

    srouquette Network Guru Member

    preamble seems to be on "long" by default.
  7. basmic

    basmic LI Guru Member

    Problem solved. :thumbups:

    I had Permit Only The Following Clients enabled in Wireless Client Filter. :redface:

    Me being as tight as possible with security, especially more-so with wireless. :tongue:
  8. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    As tight as possible with security doesn't mean u should enable every security feature without considering the security/effort ratio.

    Just to give an example.

    Case 1: WPA2 enabled.
    Case 2: WPA2 + MAC Filtering enabled.

    If u think case 2 is going to add a lot more security to the signal, u are wrong. If WPA2 is cracked, it only takes a couple more mins to crack MAC Filtering since MAC addresses can be spoofed.

    I suggest that it's not necessary to enable MAC Filtering just for that insignificant increase in security (very negligible), for the much more extra cost of maintaining the MAC Filter list.
  9. basmic

    basmic LI Guru Member

    Given that my wireless is almost always turned off (literally not even had it on long enough to total up an hour), since I've had my router, and that the Wii is the only wireless device in the house - I suspect I won't be encountering too many problems. :biggrin:
  10. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

  11. basmic

    basmic LI Guru Member

  12. j.m.

    j.m. Network Guru Member

    Don't be so sure. Prior to 1.14, Tomato was vulnerable to similar "Session riding" and cross site scripting attacks as the original Linksys firmware. See

    Also, it seems you believe you are safe because you keep wireless disabled except when using your Wii. Not only is it incredibly inconvenient to have to enable wireless every time you turn your Wii on, you will be vulnerable each time you do so because MAC filtering is not effective security. Finally, you are missing some features of the Wii by not having it connected to the network 24/7.
  13. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    Your mentality is quite like "the ostrich burying its head into the ground" type of thinking.
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