What is the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection?
Say good-bye to that daisy-chain of network cables that was previously necessary for portable multiplayer gaming. The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection wireless gaming network is simple to use and free - no hidden service fees, no extra equipment necessary. All you need is a wireless-enabled Nintendo DS Video System (rich graphics, touch screen technology, dual screens, built-in microphone) and a Wi-Fi-ready game such as Metroid Prime Hunters, Animal Crossing: Wild World , Tony Hawk's American Sk8land or Mario Kart DS and an internet hotspot or a wireless home router with a high-speed internet broadband connection.
Nintendo Wi-Fi Homebrew
DS Wifi library is a software toolkit for homebrew developers that will let them use the wifi capabilities on the DS in a very similar way to the way computers use a wireless network card. Look at the Nintendo DS Wifi Hardware Reference to see how to use the Nintendo DS as Wi-Fi scanner. Warning: this is some very technical and complicated information.
Nintendo DS Lite and Opera DS Browser
Nintendo Wi-Fi Dial-up Tutorial
This tutorial will help you get connected to Nintendo Wi-Fi with a dial-up connection. At normal dial-up speed (56kb) it will go just about as fast as high speed internet. If you have a really slow dial-up connection or if you're downloading on the internet at the same time you will just see the other characters of the other people you are connected to go slow or bounce and the other people will just see your characters go slow or bounce on their screen.
Take Apart a Nintendo DS (video in Spanish)
You don't need to habla espanol to understand this video.
Steps to Connect a Nintendo DS to a 2Wire HomePortal?
What if I have dialup or don't have a wireless router?
You can go to our hotspots page for some links to seach your state for free WiFi hotspots.Will I get cancer from the wireless?
Probably not. Read more about it here.
MAX Media Player
Datel Max Media Dock DS and DS Lite can play MP3s directly from your flash card, giving you access to music on the move. It can also stream video footage, and access your JPEGs for a convenient photo viewer. Perhaps best of all, it can launch executable programs stored on the flash drive, giving access to a thriving NDS home brew scene.
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Glossary
Air Station One-Touch Secure System (AOSS)
For the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, a partner Hotspot is a place that Nintendo has contracted with to provide free Internet access to Nintendo DS users.
Some routers will allow you to enter a pass phrase into the router which is then converted to a WEP key. The Nintendo DS does not recognize pass phrases, and requires the actual WEP key to be entered when the router has WEP security.
An option on some Wi-Fi compatible DS games which limits the strangers you can play with over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to the same country as you.
Strangers you can play with over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection who have similar statistics to yours.
Strangers you can play with over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection who are located anywhere in the world.