The Nintendo DS is a dual-screen handheld game console of a clamshell design, developed and manufactured by Nintendo.
The game’s Wi-Fi connection feature allows gamers to remotely interact with each other worldwide; supporting up to sixteen players on the Nintendo DS. Mario Kart DS, Tony Hawk’s American Sk8tland, and Animal Crossing: Wild World are popular Wi-Fi Connection (WFC) games.
Follow these instructions to establish a Wi-Fi connection using your Nintendo DS.
Things you will need
- Nintendo DS Wi-Fi
- Nintendo WFC game
- Wi-Fi connection
- Insert the game into the DS unit and turn the unit on.
- From the menu screen select the title of the inserted game.
- From the game menu select the Nintendo WFC gameplay mode.
- Go to the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection settings.
- Use the stylus to select a network slot.
- Select Search for Access Point.
- Wait for the Nintendo Wi-Fi to pick up the Wi-Fi connection.
- You will see one or more wireless networks: select an open network indicated by a blue padlock then tap OK.
- If there is no open network, the next option would be a WEP network indicated by a red padlock.
- Once you select the network with the red padlock, you will be required to enter a password. This is the password of the wireless access point.
- Once the password is entered tap OK.
- If the connection found is indicated by a grey padlock it means your connection is incompatible and you will need to conduct a new search.
- Once you’re online you will be able to play the inserted game with your friends. You can also connect to Wi-Fi without inserting a game in the DS unit. If done this way, once you enable the Wi-Fi connection you can browse online for available games.
- It is best to choose Connection 1 when selecting the network slot
- Contact your provider if you’re configuring the Nintendo DS for a public Hot-spot connection.
- Check the instruction booklet that comes with the game for specific information on Wi-Fi game options.