Nintendo DS and Wii Compatible WiFi Router list

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One of the many great features of the Nintendo DS is the Nintendo WiFi connection which allows DS owners to play against or with people online but in order to do that you need a wireless access point for the Nintendo DS to connect to. You can use a free public WiFi Hot Spot, the Nintendo WiFi USB connector or use a WiFi wireless router that is compatible with the DS.

An alternative options for Apple Mac owners is by using a Mac as a Wireless Access Point and to find out more check out this step by step informative guide Here

This guide is compilation of information from Nintendo and contributed information from the members of MyDS.com.au and has been split up into three separate sections for your convenience click one of thelinks below if you wish to skip ahead to a certain section.

Each router has a rating out of five stars with being a recommended compatible router. The lower the star rating gets the less compatible the WiFi router will be. The WiFi routers with a low rating will most likely give you trouble, require you to run no encryption security, or won’t work at all. If a WiFi router is given a rating then it’s not compatible with the Nintendo DS.


Selecting a WiFi Router


This is the advice Nintendo gives when selecting a WiFi router to suit the Nintendo DS

Most wireless routers are compatible with the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite. Before purchasing a wireless router, make sure of the following:

  • 802.11b - Most routers are backwards compatible with the 802.11b standard. Routers that broadcast exclusively on 802.11g or 802.11n may not be compatible with the Nintendo DS.
  • WEP - If you wish to secure your wireless network, the Nintendo DS is only compatible with WEP (Wired Encryption Protocol).
  • Known Compatibility Issues - Most wireless routers are compatible with the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite. However, our experience has shown the following devices to be incompatible:

WiFi Routers Tested by Nintendo

Brand List


3Com


3Com website Here

  • Model Number: 3CRWE554G72TU Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

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Actiontec


Actiontec website Here

  • Model Number: GT701-WG Nintendo rating:

    Note: Latest firmware upgrade required

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Apple


Apple website Here

  • Model Number: Airport Express Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

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Belkin


Belkin website Here

  • Model Number: F5D7231-4 ver 1102 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

  • Model Number: F5D8230-4 ver 1002 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

  • Model Number: F5D7230-4v4000 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Version 4000 is not compatible. Version 2000 is recommended.

  • Model Number: F5D7230-4v2000 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Version 2000 recommended, version 4000 not compatible

  • Model Number: F5D6231-4 ver 2002 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

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Buffalo


Buffalo Technologies website Here

  • Model Number: WHR-G54 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Highly recommended

  • Model Number: WBR2-G54S Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

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D-Link


D-Link website Here

  • Model Number: DI-624 ver C3 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

  • Model Number: DI-514 ver B1 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Not Compatible

  • Model Number: DI-784 ver A1 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

  • Model Number: DI-524 ver C1 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended. Version A is not compatible

  • Model Number: DGL-4300 ver A1 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

  • Model Number: DI-524 ver A Nintendo rating:

    Note: Version A is not compatible. Version C1 is recommended

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Hawking


Hawking Technologies website Here

  • Model Number: HWR54G ver M Nintendo rating:

    Note: Rarely connects successfully to the service

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IOGEAR


IOGEAR website Here

  • Model Number: GWA502 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Works best with WEP turned off

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Linksys


Linksys website Here

  • Model Number: WRT54GX Nintendo rating:

    Note: Works only when Basic Rate is set to 1-2mbps

  • Model Number: WRT54G ver 3 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

  • Model Number: BEFW11S4 ver 4 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

  • Model Number: WRT54GC Nintendo rating:

    Note: WEP encryption must be off to connect

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Microsoft


Microsoft website Here

  • Model Number: MN-500 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

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Motorola


Motorola website Here

  • Model Number: WR850G ver 3 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

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Netgear


Netgear website Here

  • Model Number: WGR614v4 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

  • Model Number: MR814v3 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Nintendo DS must be set to static IP and manually entered

  • Model Number: WPN824 Nintendo rating:

    Note: WEP encryption must be off to connect

  • Model Number: WGT624 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Rarely connects successfuly to the service

  • Model Number: WGR614v5 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Rarely connects successfuly to the service

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SMC


SMC website Here

  • Model Number: SMC2804WBR Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

  • Model Number: SMC2304WBR-AG ver 751.7373 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

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SparkLan


SparkLan website Here

  • Model Number: WX-6615M Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

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US Robotics


US Robotics website Here

  • Model Number: USR5462 Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

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Westell


Westell website Here

  • Model Number: P-327W Nintendo rating:

    Note: Set 802.11b rates for both 5.5 and 11 to Y

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Zyxel


Zyxel website Here

  • Model Number: P-334W Nintendo rating:

    Note: Recommended

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MyDS.com.au User Tested Routers

Below is a list of WiFi routers that have been tested by members of MyDS.com.au and if you have a question that you wish to ask the user directly simply click on the users name to send them a personal message.


Asus


Asus website Here

  • Model Number: Wl-520GC classic version User Rating:

    Note: "It’s a good router but it was a bit annoying going through the installing with the disk and fiddling around" Recommended by ShyGuy

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Belkin


Belkin website Here

  • Model Number: F5D7230au4 ver 6004au User Rating:

    Note: "Works perfectly with the DS, Wii and with occasional drop out on the PS3". Recommended by Guyver

Note: second opinion from insectoid "Was a little hard to set up with my modem, sometimes connection drops out." User rating

  • Model Number: F5D7230-4v4000 ver 4002AU User Rating:

    Note: "Incompatible with the DS". Not Recommended by DSgame_boy

Second Opinion from phatbass82: "This router is on the non working list of router from Nintendo's Wifi page. Sometimes this router does work Online. Now I use the Wifi Adapter to get Online."

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D-Link


D-Link website Here

  • Model Number: D-Link Gamerlounge DGL-4300 User Rating:

    Note: "Very good router, no dropouts ever, great protection when turned on firewall (optional on/off) rarely interrupts with gaming and other online features, wifi gets great reception, does not slow down the network when everyone is hammering the net (4 computers are usually doing that at once). Transfer rate is astounding. love this router! D-Link Gamerlounge is a great router. " Recommended by insidious

  • Model Number: Dl – 524 ver 2.02 User Rating:

    Note: "It Works great! Have had no problems with it as of yet. Excellent connection with both DS and Wii. " Recommended by Nyltiak

  • Model Number: DI-524 ver B4 User Rating:

    Note: "It works with my DS, PSP and Wii. I've had no faults with it and hope to have none." Recommended by Azza123

Second opinion from Rus_A7 “I've got a D-Link 524 Version B4, everything works perfectly.” User Rating

Third opinion from LiLfiLo “I don't have a DS yet, but i have a psp and ps3. the ps3 is on the other side of the house and it picks up about 50% signal and it works really well with my psp.” User Rating

Forth opinion from ICC_06 “Highly recommended Works very well to connect the DS and Wii to the internet and very easy to install just plug it in and you're ready to play with addition security options if you wish to use them.” User Rating

  • Model Number: DIR-615 ver 2.20 User Rating:

    "Works well even when I'm in my room or outside and has a fast Internet speed when playing Online." Recommended by adommer

  • Model Number: DI-624 ver 2.0 User Rating:

    Note: Recommended by Razr123456

  • Model Number: DI-654 ver 2.0 User Rating:

    Note: "Im ok with mine" Recommended by sparks001

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Dynalink


Dynalink website Here

  • Model Number: rta1025w User Rating:

    Note: "Works very well, highly customisable" Recommended by jac33au

Second opinion from slicingman “This router is great have had problems but that was dads fault for putting wrong settings in” User Rating

  • Model Number: rta1025w ver EXPO0806-F17 User Rating:

    Note: "It is easy to set up, and has little if any lag. I would recommend this router." Recommended by Majaba

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LevelOne


LevelOne website Here

  • Model Number: WBR-3407A ADSL VPN Router User Rating:

    Note: "Connects fine with my consoles (wii and ps3) and laptop" Recommended by XxmadmanxX

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Linksys


Linksys website Here

  • Model Number: WRT54G V8 ver2.4 User Rating:

    Note: "I think this is a very good router and works very well with the DS and Wii. DS browser though it has many faults its speed its fast with the router! And Youtube is awesome with the Wii The only problem I face is the area it covers." Recommended by AceAdmin

  • Model Number: WRT100 ver 3839A User Rating:

    Note: "never had a problem with my computer, laptops or any systems " Recommended by ahsan

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Minitar


Minitar website Here

  • Model Number: MNWAPGR verR1.97g2 User Rating:

    Note: "I have tested this with multiple DS's connected at the same time playing the same and different games all at once with no problems at all. Also worked fine with the Wii using WPA encryption." Recommended by Eldude

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Motorola


Motorola website Here

  • Model Number: SBG900 WiFi Modem User Rating:

    Note: "Works with the DS" Recommended by sjt333

  • Model Number: SBG900i SURFboard User Rating:

    Note: "It works perfectly with my ds and freinds ds's it has only ever stuffed up when your out of range." Recommended by Aphlores

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Netcomm


Netcomm website Here

  • Model Number: NB600W User Rating:

    Note: "Sometimes glitchy but mostly works ok" Recommended by Juniiz

  • Model Number: NB9W Firmware:C201-S300NCM-C09_R10 User Rating:

    Note: "We use a combination of WEP encryption and MAC filtering. All I had to do was allow my DS' MAC address and it xonnected straight away. No worries. I'd give it 5 stars for DS connectivity, however, only 4 overall, because we aren't terribly happy with the transfer rate from one computer to another (at full signal strength, we can only manage 10Mb/s, could just be us though, we haven't eliminated that possiblility yet)." Recommended by JamieMac


Netgear


Netgear website Here

  • Model Number: CG814WG ver 3 User Rating:

    Note: "This router always works with my ds, wii and laptops - it can hold up to 4 devices wirlessly and 1 or 2 wired! Thanks Optus!" Recommended by wiiman94

  • Model Number: DG834G Version: V2 User Rating:

    Note: "This router runs my 2 home computers, my DS and my Wii wireless without a hiccup. It's a ADSL2 modem, router, double firewall and a A/B/G wireless access point (in addition to being a 4 port Ethernet switcher) It was extremely easy to set up and looks great next to the rest of my equipment (White DS Lite, Wii, and White/Silver Macs). Five stars all the way!" Recommended by dossaer

  • Model Number: DG834GV ADSL+2 Modem Router User Rating:

    Note: Very nice, Setup extremely fast, had no disconnections yet and yeah pretty smooth. Reaches all the way downstairs on the other end of my house!" Recommended by ShuffleZ

  • Model Number: DG834N with built in modem User Rating:

    Note: Top of the range-no more to say! Except that the security is too advanced for my DS phat, so i would need to turn it off to play DS WiFi, but Wii connects to it perfectly!!! Very Good reception all around 2 story house. Recommended by beralj

  • Model Number: WGR614 ver 7 User Rating:

    Note: “Very easy to set up” Recommended by jackoltene

  • Model Number: ADSL2+ Wi-Fi Modem Model: WGR614 User Rating:

    Note: “The router is great, Though sometimes it can slow things down, with occassional lag spikes and etc. Even sometimes the internet cuts out for about 1-2mins. The router is perfectly compatible with my: DS,Wii,PS3,PSP.” Recommended by KidFoX

  • Model Number: WTG624 ver 3 User Rating:

    Note: Easy to setup and works flawlessly with all Wi-fi devices (wii,DS,PSP etc) Recommended by Batfink

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Thompson/Alcatel


Thompson/Alcatel website Here

  • Model Number: SpeedTouch 585i ver v6 User Rating:

    Note: Easy setup, perfect connection from 15 meters away through 4 walls, ADSL2+ modem/4 port switch/802.11/a/b/g wireless. I got this from my ISP for $100 when I bought the Wii and wanted a wireless router, only problem I had was I needed a firmware update to make it completely vista compatible for my wifes laptop. Apart from that it has been excellent and I definately recommend it to anyone after a cheap reliable wireless network.” Recommended by A2ra3l

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TP-LINK


Netgear website Here

  • Model Number: TD-W8920G ver 2.0au User Rating:

    Note: It works, but it's really laggish. Just my itnernet, though. ADSL2+ router, at 108m and Up to 1024mbit rates.” Recommended by iamtom

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If you have tried and tested a WiFi router please feel free to contribute your results to this guide. If you do so please make mention of the Brand Name, Model Number and Version Number thank you. Also please add a little foot note on what you think about the router.

As a added bonus for contributing your information to this guide you will receive this WiFi medal

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Known Incompatible Routers

Below is quick reference list of WiFi routers that do not work with the Nintendo DS for online use.

  • Actiontec GT704-WG
  • Belkin F5D7231-4 ver 1102
  • Belkin F5D6231-4 ver 1000
  • Belkin F5D7230-4 ver 4000
  • D-Link DI-514 ver B1
  • D-Link DI-524 ver A
  • D-Link DSL-G604T
  • SMC SMC2804WBR-G product code: 751.7412
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Credits:

Written and coded by Guyver

Researched by MyDS.com.au members and Admin

Image hosting at MyColours.com.au

Source information nintendowifi.com.au and nintendo.com

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Nintendo DS and Wii Compatible WiFi Router list Comments

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The members from MyDS chipped in information about the WiFi router they use and well it works with the Nintendo DS. So all of the routers that work with the DS will also work with the Nintendo Wii.
This guide will continue to be update as more people submit their information.
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great work guyver
Nice work MyDS you as so Awesome
ZOMG! AWESOME!
Hey I want the medal for my work on the Macbook as an Access Point!! Cmon its compatible.. It works!!!

annirowe said: Hey I want the medal for my work on the Macbook as an Access Point!! Cmon its compatible.. It works!!!



Medal issued and deserved

Guyver said: annirowe said: Hey I want the medal for my work on the Macbook as an Access Point!! Cmon its compatible.. It works!!!

Medal issued and deserved



I was only joking mate!!! Im just stiring you up!

But thanks mate!! Thats a cool medal!

annirowe said:
Guyver said: annirowe said: Hey I want the medal for my work on the Macbook as an Access Point!! Cmon its compatible.. It works!!!
Medal issued and deserved
I was only joking mate!!! Im just stiring you up!
But thanks mate!! Thats a cool medal!



haha yeah I know but I did think it was a good idea to link it in the guide as well.
Soooooo purdy!
woot i contributed to something
lol, added one, but can I get my medal posted to my mywii account???? I'll probably never use the myds one anymore as I have nothing else to contribute to the site
Az

A2ra3l said: lol, added one, but can I get my medal posted to my mywii account???? I'll probably never use the myds one anymore as I have nothing else to contribute to the site

Az



The medal is for MyDS
Could someone help me out with Belkin? (PM)
does anybody know if optus wireless modems will connect to wii's and ds'
the little oval ones they're yellow and white and just connect by usb iff somebody could help me that would be fantastic
Does the wii wifi work better if the wii is on its side and not on the stand???

I thought this because the wifi is on the bottom where it touches the stand
D-Link DSL-G604T-GenII also works with the Wii as well
I hope this helps some people out.

Great work everyone!

I got D - Link go me!
my one is Model Number: DI-524 ver C1 Nintendo rating:
Note: Recommended. Version A is not compatible
and i got it for 90 bucks i paid 45 my brother payed 45 we both get somthing oh right.
lovin my Netgear WGR614 ver 8
really fast connection
Great guide! Very helpful!

=D
Arghhh it stuffed up!

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