Easy steps to connect Nintendo WII to wireless network (wi-fi)

Before you connect nintendo WII to wireless network, make sure that you have all the settings of your network. You will need the name of your  SSID, The type of security and the security key if the it is secured. If you are not sure about the settings then you can connect your computer to the router and open the set up  page of the router. On this page you will get all the settings of your router. Click here to know how to check the settings of the router.

You may also need to open some ports on the router for the Nintendo WII. reduce the MTU size on the router to 1365. The port numbers for WII will be 28910-28920, 29900-29901, 80, 443-447.



nintendo WII to wireless network


How to open the ports on the router.

Once you have all the settings, you can now connect nintendo WII to wireless network.

Go to Wii Options in the lower left.

Go to on Wii Settings to the right. From this first list, click the right arrow. Now on page 2, Go to on Internet. Then click Connection Settings. From this list, click Connection 1. Then, Go to Wireless network Connection.
Then click Search for an Access Point.
It will briefly search for any access points and when this screen comes up, click OK.
The following will be a list of nearby access points. If the one you are looking for doesn’t show up, Go to Try again. Then, click the one you have access to.
When the following screen appears, click OK.
and OK again.

It will test the wireless network connection.
And if successful, the following will drop down. Go to Yes to update Wii.

Sometimes the above screen is false, saying there is an update when there isn’t and the following will appear.
Now, back in Wii System Settings, click on WiiConnect24.
From the following list click WiiConnect24.
Click On and then Confirm to save your settings. This feature allows for updates to be seemlessly sent to your Wii so you don’t have to do the final step every time.
Ok, the final step, just as a way to make sure your Wii is up to date. Go to the right arrow from the 2nd page of Wii System Settings.

Connect nintendo WII to wireless network – Wi-Fi :

Go to Wii System Update.
click yes.
it will test your connection for a few seconds.
an update screen may quickly come up and tell you there is an update (whether or not your Wii actually needs one)
and the following screen will appear. Click Wii Menu to finish.

Use Fix Home Network’s Easy setup guide which is designed to work with Linksys, Netgear and other wireless routers and will help you troubleshoot all kinds of wireless network connection issues.

12 comments on “how to connect nintendo WII to the wireless network

  1. Nintendo WII wifi not working.
    I have been trying to for the last hour to get my Wii online, but I can’t seem to make it work. I have a Linksys router, and I know I am entering the right security code, but for some reason I keep getting ****ing error 51330… this is really driving me insane.

  2. Can not connect nintendo WII to the Internet. I have all the settings correct but still I am not able to connect nintendo to the Internet. I also tried to upgrade firmware and open ports on my WRT120N. I have DSL Internet connection. All my other computers are working and can access the Internet.

  3. The wi-fi on my newly bought Nintendo wii is not working. I can access internet on all my other devices but not this one. I tried changing settings but no luck. What could be the reason?

  4. I have a new router E1200. I can not connect my nintendo to the wireless network. It can not see my wireless network. Thye laptop is able to see the network.

  5. Trying to connect Nintendo wii to the wireless network. I have play station connected to the network and working. Got a new Linlsys wireless router and not sure if it is compatible ?

  6. I am trying to connect the wii to the wireless network. I called the wii support and they asked me to get the wireless settings of the router and also gave me some port numbers that i need to open on my router for the wii. I have linksys wrt120n router.

  7. I have a d link wireless router and i can not connect the Nintendo WII to the wireless network. How can I check the WPA key for my network ?

  8. My nintendo WII is not connecting to the wireless network . I am not sure about the settings of my router.

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