Off-Topic Hang out with people and talk about whatever. Feel free to suggest a better description for this forum as everyone seems to have an opinion. :D
Thread Tools
Old March 25th, 2013 (11:31 AM). Edited March 25th, 2013 by HypnotisedLlama.
HypnotisedLlama's Avatar
HypnotisedLlama HypnotisedLlama is offline
    Join Date: Mar 2013
    Location: Ireland
    Gender: Female
    Nature: Sassy
    Posts: 2
    I've spent literally the whole day trying to connect to the internet to trade from my HG game to Pearl. I've gotten the ds connected to the internet, and I've gotten an access point, but when I try to connect to the access point it says: "The access point's security settings are not supported by the Nintendo DS. For help, please visit"
    What do I have to do? I went to the nintendo website but it's no help to me. Is there something wrong with the router I have or something?
    Reply With Quote

    Relevant Advertising!

    Old March 25th, 2013 (2:39 PM).
    Tsutarja's Avatar
    Tsutarja Tsutarja is offline
    • Moderator
    • Platinum Tier
    • GTGet-Together Event Management
    • PokéCommunity Daily
    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Florida
    Age: 22
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Jolly
    Posts: 22,681
    You cannot use any form of WPA encryption on your router with the Nintendo DS Lite or lower.. however while the DSi can support WEP and WPA encryption, the WPA encryptions will not work with legacy games such as Diamond and Pearl. Sorry
    👻 Happy Halloween 🎃
    Reply With Quote
    Old March 25th, 2013 (3:13 PM). Edited March 25th, 2013 by Gyardosamped.
    Gyardosamped's Avatar
    Gyardosamped Gyardosamped is offline
    entering snake habitat
    • Crystal Tier
    Join Date: May 2005
    Location: Florida
    Age: 23
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Lax
    Posts: 1,464
    Like Zach said above, your router is probably using a WPA encryption, which original DS games cannot access (such as Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver, etc.)

    You're going to need to switch the security settings on your router to WEP (from WPA, which is probably what you have now). You'll also probably need to disable your router's firewall. This is exactly what I had to do so I could connect to Wifi on my Diamond version. Honestly, though, the process is pretty lengthy and can be confusing to any average user (like me). What I did was call Nintendo so they could guide me through the process and it took about 20 minutes or so for me to be able to connect. I suggest doing that if you want to be sure you're doing everything right.

    If not, I found this guide online, but I haven't tried this or anything, so I still suggest calling Nintendo about the problem, and if you do decide to call them, tell them that you cannot connect to Wifi on your DS because your router is WPA encrypted. They'll be more than happy to help. Regardless, here are the instructions I found:

    First you need to find the IP address of your router:
    1) Start > Run
    2) Type in “cmd” press enter
    3) Type in “ipconfig”
    4) The “Default Gateway” is the IP of your router

    Accessing your router:
    1) Go to your internet browser and type in the IP address of your router
    2) The login info is always different between routers. If you’ve never accessed it before it could be:
    username: admin
    password: could be “password” or “admin”
    3) Go the wireless section then wireless security.
    4) You should be able to change from WPA to WEP
    Good luck, and hopefully all goes well.
    Reply With Quote
    Old March 25th, 2013 (10:59 PM).
    khushivis khushivis is offline
      Join Date: Mar 2013
      Location: India
      Gender: Female
      Posts: 2
      Yeah wifi is good and it expendable according to you.
      Reply With Quote

      Quick Reply

      Join the conversation!

      Create an account to post a reply in this thread, participate in other discussions, and more!

      Create a PokéCommunity Account

      Sponsored Links
      Thread Tools

      Posting Rules
      You may not post new threads
      You may not post replies
      You may not post attachments
      You may not edit your posts

      BB code is On
      Smilies are On
      [IMG] code is On
      HTML code is Off

      Forum Jump

      All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:54 PM.