3DS can't find access point?

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#1 Posted by Godofnerdyness (3248 posts) -

If I try to locate an access point on the 3DS, I end up finding nothing. My Wii connects just fine to our wireless, and has no problems whatsoever.

Help me out here :(

#2 Posted by Swoosie (66 posts) -

My access point uses WPA2 security, and the 3DS couldn't see it -- I had to manually enter its SSID, then it worked OK.

#3 Posted by helwa1988 (2130 posts) -

I had the same problem with my DS lite. You have to enter the info maually. Here is what you do.

Go to command prompt and type in the command "ipconfig"

this will allow you to get a list of your ip,subnet mask,gateway and primary and secondary DNS (if you do not havea secondary DNS just type in your primary DNS in the secondary DNS box on the DS/3DS.

You may also need to asign your DS it's own IP. So for example when i enter my ip on my DS lite what i did was change the last number of my IP from 6 to 7.

I'm not 100% if it will work with 3DS because I don't have one yet. But just give it a try.

#4 Posted by Gamingclone (5224 posts) -

My 3DS connected just fine to my router.

#5 Posted by 3DPlayer (25 posts) -
Mine connected with no problems, just make sure you have the switch on for wireless connection.
#6 Posted by Radical_Rob (25 posts) -
I currently also have this problem. However, my 3DS connected to my router once before, and stayed connected for a few days, and hasn't been able to connect since.
#7 Posted by loosingENDS (11793 posts) -

I changed router and for some reason could not connect

 

Found out that it was the DNS part, it did not assign it right, so i used google DNS servers (800 comething if i recall) and worked right away

 

Also try assigning IP etc manually too

#8 Posted by slipknot0129 (5573 posts) -

If I try to locate an access point on the 3DS, I end up finding nothing. My Wii connects just fine to our wireless, and has no problems whatsoever.

Help me out here :(

Godofnerdyness

I got my 3ds a week ago and thought you connected to the 3ds wifi by going to the Nintendo DS Connections.I couldnt get it to connect for a day. Turns out its Connection Settings where you go to. Maybe you are making the same mistake I did.