Wii not connecting to wifi? No worries, this guide will help you to know how to connect wifi on Wii.
Connecting Nintendo Wii to Wi-Fi would mean that you will be able to access Internet connection from the video game console itself without the need of having any wired connection.
Let’s look into the steps for wii wifi setup…
How to Connect Wifi on Wii (9 Steps)
Below are the steps you must follow to get your Wii connected to wireless network.
Switch on the console (Wii). Find the “A” button on the Wii remote and press it. The main menu of Wii will appear on your screen.
Locate the “Wii” tab on your screen bottom left corner and tap on it. Select the option “Wii Settings”. You will need to go Page #2 of Wii Settings. For that, you will have to press the arrow on your screen’s right.
Tap on Internet and select the option “Connection Settings”.
For moving to the next step, you will have to select an empty connection slot. If you are not connected to any network, you will have to select the option “Connection 1: None”.
If you have already used all the available connection slots, select the one you want to be cleared. Then, click on “Clear Settings”. You will not be able to connect the Wii to a WiFi network if there’s no empty connection slot on the console.
Select the option “Wireless Connection” and then tap on “Search for Access Point”.
Tap on “OK”. This will prompt the Wii to start scanning for available Wi-Fi networks in the surrounding area and list all nearby networks on the display screen.
Select your preferred network and enter its security key (when applicable) or password. If you don’t have the password, get in touch with your network administrator.
Entering the number displayed beside the security key imprinted on the router might also help you to get connected. You can also call the router’s manufacturing company for gaining access to its default password.
Once you enter the right password or key, you will have to tap on OK thrice at three subsequent prompt. The first OK will allow you to move onto the next step, the second one would save the Wi-Fi network settings and the third one would test your Internet connection.
A message confirming the success of the test would appear on your screen. That’s it; you are now connected to your chosen Wi-Fi network.
How to Troubleshoot WiFi Connectivity on Wii?
Now that you know how to setup WiFi on Wii, you must also know a thing or two about troubleshooting the wifi connectivity on the console.
Read on to find out more…
If you get error codes 52130 or 52330, you should first check your internet connection and then try to reenter the security code of the router. Both the above mentioned error codes indicate that you have entered the wrong security code.
If you fail to connect your Wii to an available WiFi network in spite of entering the right security code, you should try to power-cycle or reset the WiFi router. Power-cycling the device would assist you in refreshing the Wi-Fi connection, while resetting the device would restore its original factory settings and also reset its password and username.
To reset most router models of present generation, you will need to press its Reset button. In most units, the button is present either on the side, or front, or back of the device.
If you are using the Wi-Fi connection for using Internet on another device (or devices), you should check whether that device is eating up too much of bandwidth. That might be the reason why the Wii is failing to get connected to the network or is experiencing slowness. Closing out some applications on the other device or shutting it down completely might solve the problem.
Still facing the issue? Then, look around the room and see whether the Wii and router are located close to metal objects and furniture. If so, move the devices away from those objects.That’s because often, electronic devices like cordless phones and metal items like filing cabinets end up interfering with Wi-Fi signals.
If all the above tips don’t show any favorable result, we would advise you to dial Nintendo customer care number 1-800-255-3700. A Nintendo executive would guide you on various other troubleshooting methods.
The customer support executives representing Nintendo work all through the week. You will get to talk to them from 6 am to 7 pm (Pacific Time) 7 days a week.
You can also get in touch with the support team through the company’s chat service here https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/contact
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