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Setting up Wifi on Your Nintendo DS

by: Trisha Bartle ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

Ready to play games online? This guide will explain how to set up Nintendo DS wifi to connect to friends and strangers via a web-enabled game.

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    Whether you want to access new weekly puzzles for Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box or you want to race against other players in Mario Kart DS, you'll need to set up your Nintendo DS wifi connection. In order to start playing against other people, you'll need a wifi-enabled Nintendo DS game, a wireless router and internet access.

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    Internet Access

    If you're wondering how to use Nintendo DS wifi, you need to start with internet access. Most homes already come with internet access from a phone or cable company. If you don't have internet access, contact local companies to set it up for you. You won't be able to play Nintendo DS games online without it.

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    Using Wireless Routers

    If you already have a wireless router set up in your home, you're good to go. If not, contact your internet service provider. Most internet companies will upgrade your wired modem and router combination to wireless for free or for a small fee. You can also purchase your own wireless router from an electronics store. Once your wireless router is installed and is producing a wireless signal, you can continue with the Nintendo DS wifi setup.

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    Configuring Nintendo DS Wifi

    Insert a wifi compatible game into your Nintendo DS. Games such as Tetris DSTetris DS   and Worms: Open Warfare feature wifi online play. Configure the wifi settings from the options menu in any of these games. In Tetris DS, choose Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Settings for example.

    Once in the official Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Setup, touch "Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Settings." Choose one of the three available connections and search for an access point. The Nintendo DS will automatically look for any wireless network points near your location. Choose your wireless router from the list. If you have security settings setup on your router, enter the password for the network when prompted. Save the settings to create a new wireless connection. When you're done, you can start playing games online using your Nintendo DS.

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    Playing Online Games - How To Use Nintendo DS Wifi

    Mario Kart DS   Now that your wifi access has been set up, you now can play any Nintendo DS game online as long as it comes with that capability. You can identify these games by the blue "Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection" seal on the box cover. To access the internet connectivity within a game, look for multiplayer options. Give your permission to connect to wifi through the Nintendo DS and the portable console will connect to the game's servers. Most games will connect you to random strangers to play against. If you want to play with a friend, even if they live on the other side of the world, enter their friend code. This way, you can show them your banana-throwing and track maneuvering skills in Mario Kart DS. To expand your game in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, choose Extras from the main game screen. Select your game save and choose "weekly Puzzle.

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