Problems with Wifi

#1StolenDiagramPosted 1/19/2013 4:48:06 AM
First off, this is an issue with the Wii U. Connection NEVER drops on my laptop or other consoles connected to the network.

In a nutshell, my Wii U continuously drops connection. The system has FINALLY started allowing me to automatically enter my network settings and it will happily check for updates. As soon as I try and enter the E-shop or the net browser though - nothing! It just sits there thinking occasionally throwing me the odd error message.

Manual connection or automatic, doesn't matter. My Wii U has just recently and suddenly stopped allowing me to connect to things :(
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#2StolenDiagram(Topic Creator)Posted 1/19/2013 4:50:41 AM
I should probably mention that it will OCCASIONALLY connect, but more often than not it won't. VERY frustrating when trying to download the Zombi U demo.
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#3Waggy17Posted 1/19/2013 5:56:47 AM
Move the router closer or invest in a repeater
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#4StolenDiagram(Topic Creator)Posted 1/19/2013 6:01:34 AM
Can't move the router closer, it's 3 feet away - it takes a shockingly bad piece of hardware to lose connection at that distance.

Secondly, what is a repeater?
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#5tuznecotePosted 1/19/2013 6:05:29 AM
Yes. It must be the ONLY thing that cuts out so many times. PS3, Wii, 3DS, laptops hell... my iPhone NEVER EVER cuts out and my Xb...actually I never turn that thing on.

Whats more is that when the Wii.U connects it sucks the connection dry and slows everything else down. If its doing that much why isn't it the best? Is it just cheapy parts?
#6Waggy17Posted 1/19/2013 6:15:28 AM
Most issues have been either due to distance or settings. If you are that close, then my guess is settings. More information is needed such as the settings on your router. What kind of wireless encryption are you using, is MAC filtering set up, etc.
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#7StolenDiagram(Topic Creator)Posted 1/19/2013 6:17:51 AM
Like I say, even when it's set to automatic and presumably the Wii U configures optimum settings it's still flakey.

Doesn't matter what I use, if it works at all it does so briefly.
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#8Waggy17Posted 1/19/2013 6:33:12 AM(edited)
StolenDiagram posted...
Like I say, even when it's set to automatic and presumably the Wii U configures optimum settings it's still flakey.

Doesn't matter what I use, if it works at all it does so briefly.


You're going to have to post more information regarding the settings from your router's administration page.

I would suggest letting the Wii U set up automatically, but you still may need to change settings on your router. For instance, set your router to always give the Wii U's MAC address the same IP. This will ensure you don't have conflicting IPs. Also, the Wii U may not connect well with certain encryptions. I would recommend using WPA2 with AES. You may also want to place the Wii U's IP in your router's DMZ.
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