Question from DarkSonic03

Connecting a 3DS XL to a wireless router?

My brother recently purchased a 3DS XL (and Heroes of Ruin) and he's having issues connecting to the Internet. His router does not appear in the list of available connections when he goes into the "System Settings." It's an old TRENDnet model. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Top Voted Answer

Gunsm1th answered:

First off, make sure the wifi receiver is enabled on the handheld.
Then just as a troubleshooting step, power cycle (power off/on) the router.

The router may be set to not broadcast the SSID (network name) so that means you have to create the connection manually. If you don't know the wireless network name then either you go in the router web interface via another computer or you check another computer that's connected to the router and look at its wifi settings.

Also, the router may only be broadcasting in 802.11n.
That means you have to set it to mixed mode so that it broadcasts 802.11g.
3DS/XL can only connect to 802.11b or g networks.
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JGlascock answered:

You need to find out what type of router you have , if it's a Linksys, go to your laptop and type this in your address bar h t t p ://, go to , then wireless, security, and set your 3ds xl up for your WEP code, (you might have to start to have your 3ds xl search for a wireless connection first) type that code in the security frame on your 3ds where you see several rows of boxes with upside down triangles on the right side them.
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grenwood53 answered:

You might have to change your routers encryption to wep. 3ds supports wep but not the newer wpa2.
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Joe3715 answered:

The last answer if unfortunately incorrect. The 3ds supports wifi encryption to wpa2 with aes and psk options. Older systems like the dsi only supported wep encryption.
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