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Topic: I need help connecting my Nintendo DSi to the Wi-Fi connection ASAP!!

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Knux

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Hi,everybody,

I need help in connecting my Nintendo DSi to the internet so I can buy Mario VS Donkey Kong 3 next week.
A few weeks ago,I tried to take my Nintendo DSi to a local Starbucks and tried connecting the DSi there since it was a Wi-Fi hotspot.
So,I tried,and it acted like it was trying to connect,but it didn't actually connect. After about 10 minutes,I gave up. Do I need a router and if so what kind? Please help!!

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theblackdragon

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according to this page, you need to have a Starbucks Card and use it once a month, you need to be an AT&T DSL customer, or you need to pay for it at Starbucks.

huh. i never knew that. so much for hanging out there with my DSi after work. :/

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try going to your local library.

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irken004

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theblackdragon wrote:

according to this page, you need to have a Starbucks Card and use it once a month, you need to be an AT&T DSL customer, or you need to pay for it at Starbucks.

huh. i never knew that. so much for hanging out there with my DSi after work. :/

WTF!?!? since when did they start charging for wifi? that's sooo messed up (but not very surprising)

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Philip_J_Reed

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They started charging recently. Also, your DSi won't be able to connect because when you connect to the Starbucks network (bring a laptop and you'll see) it tries to open a log-in page, where you enter your card info. The DSi won't be able to open the log-in page before it's "connected" and so the connection will never finalize. Ditto places like Panera Bread and McDonalds (the latter is unconfirmed, but I think it works the same way).

There may be some way around it, but trust me, I haven't had luck.

What I HAVE had luck with is driving down the road and repeatedly searching on my DSi for a connection point. You're likely to find an unsecured house with a great connection before you go too far. Just pull over and do your business. :)

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I have never tried it, but I think McDonalds was specifically approached by Nintendo to make sure their wi-fi worked with DSes. I remember McDonalds being listed as one of two hotspots (forget the other one) when Mario Kart DS came out (Nintendo's first Wi-Fi game).

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irken004

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Chicken+Brutus wrote:

They started charging recently. Also, your DSi won't be able to connect because when you connect to the Starbucks network (bring a laptop and you'll see) it tries to open a log-in page, where you enter your card info. The DSi won't be able to open the log-in page before it's "connected" and so the connection will never finalize. Ditto places like Panera Bread and McDonalds (the latter is unconfirmed, but I think it works the same way).

There may be some way around it, but trust me, I haven't had luck.

What I HAVE had luck with is driving down the road and repeatedly searching on my DSi for a connection point. You're likely to find an unsecured house with a great connection before you go too far. Just pull over and do your business. :)

wow, that's odd
i've taken my DSi to alot of places to get free wifi (not that i needed it) and even Subway had free wifi
idk if they still do but u could try it there

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weirdadam wrote:

I have never tried it, but I think McDonalds was specifically approached by Nintendo to make sure their wi-fi worked with DSes. I remember McDonalds being listed as one of two hotspots (forget the other one) when Mario Kart DS came out (Nintendo's first Wi-Fi game).

Oh really? I'll have to give that a try then.

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Knux

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Well,that explains a lot about Starbucks and that sucks.
Yeah,the ironic thing is my McDonald's is NOT a Wi-fi hotspot.
I think I'm going to go with either derickw69's advice and go to my local libary tomorrow,or start hunting for free local wi-fi spots.
I can't believe that Starbucks would do that,that's ultimate suckage!

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irken004

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Chicken+Brutus wrote:

weirdadam wrote:

I have never tried it, but I think McDonalds was specifically approached by Nintendo to make sure their wi-fi worked with DSes. I remember McDonalds being listed as one of two hotspots (forget the other one) when Mario Kart DS came out (Nintendo's first Wi-Fi game).

Oh really? I'll have to give that a try then.

Subway and various other restaraunts might work too

it depends on there wifi security

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nagareboshi

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What's the use of the grrrreat connect from everywhere so you don't have to be at home wowzas wi-fi hotspots if you have to pay for them?

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Machu

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Chicken+Brutus wrote:

What I HAVE had luck with is driving down the road and repeatedly searching on my DSi for a connection point. You're likely to find an unsecured house with a great connection before you go too far. Just pull over and do your business. :)

You're one dodgy chicken y know that.

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Philip_J_Reed

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Hey, if they don't care enough to secure their networks, I don't feel guilty commandeering it for 45 seconds to download an Art Style game. :)

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Machu

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God damn noobs :P next time dl 20gig o porn while your there :D tehe

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Knux

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Well,I'm going to go the libary today to hopefully get my DSi connected to the internet. But,I need to ask one more question.
How do you activate the free 1000 Nintendo points on the DSi,or is it activated as soon as I connect?

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irken004

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SuperSonic1990 wrote:

Well,I'm going to go the libary today to hopefully get my DSi connected to the internet. But,I need to ask one more question.
How do you activate the free 1000 Nintendo points on the DSi,or is it activated as soon as I connect?

it's added automatically when u access the shop

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irken004

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Chicken+Brutus wrote:

Hey, if they don't care enough to secure their networks, I don't feel guilty commandeering it for 45 seconds to download an Art Style game. :)

....y did the chicken cross the road?

to get FREE WIFI!!!

ladies and gentleman i have solved the mystery of why the chicken crossed the road :)

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Machu

18. Posted:

like it :)

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This is truly an historic occasion.

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Chicken+Brutus wrote:

This is truly an historic occasion.

all thnx to u! congrats :)

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