Without a doubt Nintendo Wii was a sure shot hit as soon as it was launched back in 2006. They basically introduced a dynamic concept of active video gaming console which revolutionized the gaming concept over all.
This article although will not cover the huge list of all Nintendo Wii Error Codes which otherwise can be extremely exhausting to read but this will definitely guide you about the most commonly occurring errors most of which will be related to internet connectivity. The Nintendo Wii Error Codes can become extremely annoying because it interrupts streaming and gaming fun as an overall for everyone. However you do not need to worry anymore, following are the steps you must follow to get rid of most of these Nintendo Wii Error Codes.
1. Power Cycle Your Internet Router
- This process begins with the simplest step which involves the power cycle of your router. If you do not know what power cycling the router means than it simply means switching off your internet router by pulling off its plug and then wait for at least half a minute and then switch back your router again.
- Once you have switched on the router, see that your internet connectivity is back on track and this simple fix might help you get rid of the Nintendo Wii Error Codes. Even though you might think that this is a typical response of customer service agents for every problems but this simple trick is indeed a quick fix for many issues.
2. Alter the Security Type
If even power cycling your internet router doesn’t fix the issue for you then the next step is to alter the settings of the security type. This means that you will have to shift to WPA2 – PSK (AES) type which must always remain switched on. This will help you get rid of the problem at hand because at times the gaming console chooses the incorrect security type on its own when you are completing its configuration hence setting the appropriate security type may help with the issue.
In order to do this, you must go for the ‘Wii’ button present in the Wii menu and then access the Wii System Settings section then navigate to Internet then click the Connection Settings and access the option for Change Settings and finally to Type of Security where you must select the WPA2 -PSK (AES) security type.
3. Look in to your Password
In case you find out that your security type was already set at WPA2 – PSK (AES) then this definitely isn’t the culprit hence you should move on to checking the password of your router and see to it that the correct password is type into Wii. You must check this password again along with the security type, both of which must be correct and then check your network connectivity.
4. Your Router’s Wireless Mode must either be 802.11g or 802.11b
The mode of router when set on wireless essentially refers to the router’s speed at which it runs. The Wii is compatible with either the 802.11g or the 802.11b format which is named as “Up to 54Mbps” on many routers.
In case your router is configured to something other than these modes then you need to change their setting as this might be causing connectivity issues to the network.
5. Shift the channel of your router
This is a step that ever Wii user must do even when there isn’t any trouble related to any of the Nintendo Wii Error Codes because this will increase the network speed as overall. If you are using a router of 2.4 GHz which is most commonly used, it broadcasts on channel 6 by default which can overlap with secondary channels and will become weaker. If there are more routers around your main router, your signal will weaken on channel 6 hence you must stay off this channel otherwise you will face connectivity issues.
You must change your router’s channel to either 11 or 1 which are far from channel 6 and will boost your router’s signal strength.