Fang Talks

The Plan
04 03 11

Nintendo WiFi

I‘ve finally succeeded.

It’s been, like, a lot of years since I got my DS Lite now, and I still play it. Awesome stuff, especially with a flashcard. R4, if you must know (running R4 Wood, awesome OSMenu, runs every game I couldn’t before).

Thing being, I only had WiFi for the first six months or so, and then it just didn’t work anymore. Why? No idea, my dad probably fiddles with the security settings.
I suspec he changed the password from WEP to WPA.

That’s what I hate about Nintendo WiFi. It doesn’t support WPA passwords (not on my DSl at least, I do believe it’s fixed since the DSi came around, though). My dad likes to keep everything secure, and we don’t even have/can use a WEP pass for our wireless, he says.

I recently got back into trying, and after three frustrating days, I succeeded.

Mac OSX has the options to share all kinds of thing, amongst which is also your internet connection. Lucky for me, I go by ethernet, so I told redirect that connection and broadcast it as an unprotected AirPort signal. My DS picked it up, tested the connection… and failed. Couldn’t retrieve IP.
So I entered all the data I could find using my computer’s connection screen (IP, gateway, DNS, etc), and tried again. FAILURE.

Turns out I was doing it all wrong. After a very simple search on Google, “mac nintendo wifi”, I found the right way to do this. Turns out I was using all the wrong data and everything.

Ah well, something new learned, and WiFi gotten. One job well done, I’d say.

Weekend is going to be hella busy, making more scheduled posts and studying for Monday’s chemistry test. I just have to stay alive until then. After that: Rome.

~ Fang


  • 07/03/2011 (1:07 PM)

    when i need info on something, i google it. so far, google hasn’t failed me. haha.

  • 05/03/2011 (10:22 PM)

    Good old Google fixes everything XD

  • G
    05/03/2011 (1:25 AM)

    cool post and interesting link…good luck with the Chem

  • 05/03/2011 (1:10 AM)

    Have a great weekend! Have fun studying, but remember to take a break every so often.

  • 04/03/2011 (9:09 PM)

    Interesting… Can it talk across subnets bridged like that? Does DNS get through?

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