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Is it possible my Wii is broken?

Asked by EnzoX24 (1986points) July 20th, 2008

Well I little while ago my Wii stopped connecting to Wifi. Every source I checked says it was the routers fault, but I did everything I could to the router and I got nothing out of it. But then I read that the Wii and DS need the same conditions to work from a wireless router. If the Wii doesn’t work, the DS shouldn’t work, as I was told. Low and behold, my DS connects to Wifi no problem.

Another reason I think it might be the Wii that is broken is because it wont even connect to a DS unless it is less than 5 feet away. I’m beginning to believe that what ever collects and sends signals to and from my Wii is shot. Or am I missing something?

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jtvoar16's avatar

That sounds probable. If your DS if working fine and the Wii can’t see it unless the DS it right on top of it, then the WiFi card might be broken. The only thing I can suggest, short of calling Nintendo, is taking it over to someone else’s house with a working WiFi network and seeing if it connects there. Also, as odd as it sounds, I have had many Nintendo systems in the past; try shaking the Wii. Not hard, of course, just shifting it back and forth. If you hear something moving that isn’t a fan; then you know your Wii is fujunked.

The other thing you might try, if you have not already, is changing the signal your WiFi transmits on. I had my Wii acting strange when I got my new modem and my Airport. The Wii would connect by always time out, so I changed the Airports transmit channel to 10 and now everything is fantastic, and fast, very fast. Faster then I think it should be.

EnzoX24's avatar

I’m pretty sure it isn’t the wifi channel. The Wii connected just fine to my router for the longest time, and it suddenly died over night with no explanation. Either way I’m calling tomorrow and asking for them to fix it.

beowolf8379's avatar

maybe it blew up got killed or somethin

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