I can't get my 3DS to connect to the internet/wfi

#1strike42Posted 8/5/2011 8:12:00 PM
I'm not at home right now, but I've tried to get my 3DS to connect to a bunch of open connections or hotspots(such a mcdonalds, starbucks) but it just won't connect. It see's them, but I can't get on.

Can someone help me?
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#2strongo9Posted 8/5/2011 8:14:08 PM
I've always had a problem too. It never worked despite being the right type of wifi and unlocked. I always got an error message about an encryption key. Even the AT-T wifi spots that Nintendo advertised as being able to be used with the 3DS don't work.
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#3NarutoPosted 8/5/2011 8:17:59 PM
Did you ask them for a key?
#4strike42(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2011 8:23:45 PM
You don't need a key if its open tho. Which these where.
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#5NarutoPosted 8/5/2011 8:29:58 PM
Perhaps they're not and does require a sign-in. Because I connect just fine at McDonalds.