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Topic: 3DS Mobile hotspot issues

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Eddy_Blox

My 3DS won't connect to online multiplayer servers using my mobile hotspot, it also won't connect using DS games (I tried using my DS, same issue), it'll happily use the badge arcade on my hotspot, and when I get home using my actual Wi-Fi router it works fine online, so what could the issue be? (And the main problem here is DS games only support WEP or unsecured and since my home router uses WPA2 I can't use DS games on it)

Eddy_Blox

mrjelly

The problem is you don't have a lot of control over the hotspot or the 3ds connection and it could be your phone provider is blocking certain network functions (ports) that the 3ds needs.
With regards to Ds, I know you can get WPS dongles that can just plug into a PC and ds can connect to. Or setup a separate said on your wap on a separate vlan and wep encryption (only if you understood that)

Hope that helps!

mrjelly

Eddy_Blox

Hm, interesting, I tried using the Windows 10 hotspot and only had the same issue where I couldn't find other players, however I can when 2 players are connected to my hotspot...

Eddy_Blox

Eddy_Blox

I've looked at my firewall and I couldn't quite work out what was for the hotspot and what wasn't, any help with that? Also, I do plan on getting a Nintendo Wi-Fi USB connector once I get money, although not for $199 xD

Eddy_Blox

mrjelly

oh wow, I didn't look at the price! yeah but that's what I meant. but you'll want to look into how it works, it MAY be a way to have a separate network just for your DS.
in terms of firewall rules it'd be hard to explain but if you have experience with that the ports to forward will be in the game manuals or 'ports to forward for ds online' search online should be a start.

mrjelly

RedderRugfish

@Eddy_Blox Keep in mind that the Nintendo USB connector requires a Windows XP or Vista computer that already has internet access.

As for the issue with old DS games only working with WEP, I know of a few ways to get around that. Let me know in the thread in my signature if you're interested.

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Eddy_Blox

Yeah, I do have a Windows XP computer yet don't have the money (Yet) For a Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector, but what ways are there of getting past WEP encryption for DS games?

Eddy_Blox

RedderRugfish

@Eddy_Blox The Wifi USB should only cost about $10, don't buy the overpriced Amazon listings. As for getting around WEP, the Wifi USB adapter will work, and is probably your best option since you're already looking to buy one.

For a few other methods, you can create a hotspot using Linux, Android phone, and possibly Mac, and set the security to open (Iphone doesn't allow hotspots other than wpa2). What I personally did is bought an old router at a garage sale and plugged it in to my current router. You could also set up a guest network in your home and make it open, although my DS didn't accept it when I tried it.

Also, servers for DS (and Wii) games are shut down, and you'll need to connect to a private server. It's super easy, all it takes is a DNS change on the DS wifi settings. The harder part is finding opponents. You can go to https://wiimmfi.de/stat?m=8 to see what games people are currently playing, and I made a thread (shown in my sig, once again) for finding players, though nobody seems to have done it.

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Eddy_Blox

Ah, thankyou, although I am curious about other Wi-Fi USB connectors and what do they use and say IF I was going to buy one...would it work with my DS..?

Eddy_Blox

Eddy_Blox

Also, I tried using Connectify 2012 as apparently that has WEP and unsecured support (it does) however my hotspot doesn't come up on my phone (The SSID comes up on my 3DS but I can't connect) the latest connecitfy doesn't have unsecured or WEP (So close...so close and yet so far. 😂)

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