So today I brought out my Nintendo wii (not the wii u) to play on. It’s been a year since I’ve played it and since then I upgraded to the ignite package, with the new modem of course. I inputted the correct password and let the console test the connection, only to have it fail. I double checked the password and security settings only to fail again and again. It was easy to get a Nintendo switch onto my connection but either the wii or ignite modem refuse to work together. Has anyone had a similar issue, if so how did you solve it? Thank you for any help.
Grats on the Nintendo Wii! It definitely has a fantastic array of classic games available! Alas as the Wii is quite a dated system, as such it's wireless security standards are dated as well and do not meet the recommended minimum for today's connected device requirements. I would highly recommend you connect the Wii with an Ethernet cable if you're using it for something like Netflix.
@Dire The Wii is a bit dated... it supports 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g and WPA2-AES but it looks like it can only discover Wi-Fi networks through passive scans; it did not see by Wi-Fi network if I had Band Steering enabled. This might also be preventing your Wii from automatically joining your Wi-Fi network.
Can you try connecting to Wi-Fi by adding a new connection and when you do, use the Manual Setup button? You will need to enter your network name/passphrase and select security settings manually but it should be possible to connect.
Thanks for the replies. I went in to setup manually, but still nothing. After spending sometime making sure all the information I was putting in was correct the wii still failed. I even attempted to use my PC as a wifi hotspot to see if that would work, but that came up empty As well. Funny thing is I found an old Nintendo ds, got it powered up and it found my internet without issue. I’m going to fiddle with the wii internet connection for a little while longer, and if I find a solution I’ll post it back here but if anyone has any ideas I’d be more that happy to hear them.
@Dire Here's another trick that you can try: rename the 5 GHz network; e.g. add a "-5G" to the SSID. When the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands have different network names, this will disable Band Steering and may allow your Wii to connect.
Any luck? I also tried to hook my Wii up to my Rogers Ignite wifi the other day, but no luck. Following this post, hopefully someone has a solution.
Good afternoon @Tblairhicks!
I highly suspect this issue is being caused by Band Steering. The Wii doesn't support 5G, so you won't be able to connect to a network that is actively using 5G.
Have you tried disabling Band Steering to see if you can then connect to your 2.4G network?
how would I go about doing that?
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