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

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Golgo

Golgo

21. Posted:

@Chicken Brutus: wouldn't a wireless router at home be more cost-effective than car + petrol? Just a thought

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Toon_Link

Toon_Link

22. Posted:

One word. McDonalds. Seriously, they have free Wi-Fi, but I think it would be pretty awkward, just going in there and not getting any food and just using their Wi-Fi... :/

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Knux

Knux

23. Posted:

@DarkLink-Unfortunely,my McDonald's doesn't support Wi-Fi.
I'm also officialy pissed. I took my DSi to the libary,tried to connect it to Wi-Fi and...IT DIDN'T WORK!!!

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irken004

irken004

24. Posted:

SuperSonic1990 wrote:

@DarkLink-Unfortunely,my McDonald's doesn't support Wi-Fi.
I'm also officialy pissed. I took my DSi to the libary,tried to connect it to Wi-Fi and...IT DIDN'T WORK!!!

try some other places like businesses or restaraunts, if not then try buying a wireless router (the easiest way to get Wifi)

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Knux

Knux

25. Posted:

irken004 wrote:

SuperSonic1990 wrote:

@DarkLink-Unfortunely,my McDonald's doesn't support Wi-Fi.
I'm also officialy pissed. I took my DSi to the libary,tried to connect it to Wi-Fi and...IT DIDN'T WORK!!!

try some other places like businesses or restaraunts, if not then try buying a wireless router (the easiest way to get Wifi)

Looks like I need to buy a wireless router,thanks for the advice!

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Token_Girl

Token_Girl

26. Posted:

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.

Do you have to pay for Panera WiFi now? Last time I used it (albeit a couple years ago) it was free.

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Philip_J_ReedStaff

Philip_J_Reed

27. Posted:

Panera is free (last I checked) but it loads some rotten "log in" page, and won't allow you to access anything else online until you click "accept these conditions" or whatever it is. Which means on something like the DSi, where the browser doesn't automatically open, your connection will never finalize.

I haven't found a way around this, but if anyone CAN find a way around, please let us know!

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Pegasus

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28. Posted:

Dark+Link wrote:

One word. McDonalds. Seriously, they have free Wi-Fi, but I think it would be pretty awkward, just going in there and not getting any food and just using their Wi-Fi... :/

When I was new to the area I did that two years ago. I must say I felt pretty lame sitting there playing Mario Kart online. That said, I actually work for the company now (no comments please), and they've actually been phasing wifi out again because it just didn't draw the business they were hoping to get with it. At the place I work we had maybe two people ever ask about it before we pulled the plug on it last summer.

Any network which require login sites or whatever will never work since you have to have direct access to them without these roadblocks. Maybe try a local (non-franchise) coffee house/deli/cafe? Some of them have free wifi.

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Knux

Knux

29. Posted:

@Chicken Brutus-I listened to your advice yesterday,and I FINALLY was able to connect my DSi to the internet temporaily.
During that time,I was able to download Mighty Flip Champs and Birds and Beans with my free 1000 Nintendo Points!
Thanks for the advice,Chicken Brutus! Now I need to figure out how to connect my DSi to the internet at home...

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irken004

irken004

30. Posted:

SuperSonic1990 wrote:

@Chicken Brutus-I listened to your advice yesterday,and I FINALLY was able to connect my DSi to the internet temporaily.
During that time,I was able to download Mighty Flip Champs and Birds and Beans with my free 1000 Nintendo Points!
Thanks for the advice,Chicken Brutus! Now I need to figure out how to connect my DSi to the internet at home...

like i said, buy a wireless router for ur home

I have a Linksys brand Wireless G router that works great

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Kenny

Kenny

31. Posted:

um how do you have all those wii downloads then?

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minial100

minial100

32. Posted:

Does Panera work with Dial-up?

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