How to connect your Nintendo DS™ or Nintendo DSi™ to the wireless network

Connecting your Nintendo DS™ or Nintendo DSi™ to the Internet allows you to access various online functions such as multiplayer games and being able to access the Nintendo eShop.  This article discusses how you can connect your Nintendo® handheld console to the wireless network.

A few things to remember before you begin:

  • Ensure that your router is connected to the Internet and that the SSID Broadcast feature of your router has been enabled.
  • Take note of your wireless network name (SSID) and password.


Step 1:
Launch a Nintendo® Wi-Fi compatible game.  On the game's main menu, tap or select Nintendo WFC Settings.

QUICK TIP:  If you're using a Nintendo DSi™, you can also access the Internet settings on the main menu by tapping the settings icon then selecting Internet.

Step 2:
On the next screen, tap Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Settings.




Step 3:
Tap any of the empty connections.

QUICK TIP:  If you need to clear up any of your wireless profiles, tap Erase Settings under that connection.  If you're using Nintendo DSi™, tap the connection then choose Clear Settings.




Step 4:
Tap Search for an Access Point.



Your device should start scanning for available networks.



Step 5:
Tap on your router's wireless network name (SSID).

Step 6:
Enter the wireless network's password using the onscreen keyboard when prompted.  Tap OK once done.

QUICK TIP:  If your wireless network is Image Open, you may skip this step.



NOTE:  The Nintendo DS™ and DSi™ lite versions only support Image WEP security.  The DSi™ can support both Image WEP and Image WPA but not WPA2.

Step 7:
Tap OK on the pop-up box to test your settings.



If you have set the appropriate settings, you should see a connection successful message.  Your Nintendo DS™ or Nintendo DSi™ should now be connected to the wireless network.

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