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September 12th, 2010
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I have entered just that little bit farther into the 21st century: I now have wireless in my apartment. Of course, this is because I actually have things that USE it. Like Nintendo DSi. And my son's lap top. Stuff like that.

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From:jdack
Date:September 13th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
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Be sure to secure it if you haven't already. I recommend WPA over WEP as wep is weak.

Wifi thieves suck.
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From:solan_t
Date:September 13th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
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It wants to use WPA, but my DSi does NOT. So, WEP it is.


But...it's not working anymore. The router part works just fine - my desktops get internet. But it doesn't broadcast (or broadcasts intermittantly) for some reason.


Dammitall.
From:jdack
Date:September 13th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
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Darn. How long since it quit working? I have to power cycle mine once a week.

Might also turn the security off and back on to see if it's bugged.
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From:solan_t
Date:September 13th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
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well, it worked when I first plugged it in here at my apartment last night. As of this morning... intermittant at best, non-existant most of the time.

I have power cycled it several times (some 30 second pauses, some 60. with the other comps plugged in and without. Nothing seems to make a difference.)


Ugh. Maybe I should get a new one and see what happens. But I don't know how my father changed it from it's factor settings to what it is now (has it's own IP address and changed from WPA with a set password to WEP with a password of my own making)
From:jdack
Date:September 13th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
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Hm usually they just do everything automatically with DHCP. it might need to be reflashed to defaults. Or a firmware update.

Or its just dying. They go for around $40 these days new.
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From:geekmom
Date:September 13th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
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If a firmware update won't fix it, I second getting a cheapo replacement. The DSi should work with WPA. Maybe the old router doen't support advanced configuration?
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From:solan_t
Date:September 13th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
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No, the DSi games only work with WEP - it says so, if you dig far enough. The DSi itself can download stuff with more advance protection, but not the games.
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