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Tetris DS and WPA

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Cavallino, 13 Mar 2010.

  1. Cavallino

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    So I got a Dsi XL yesterday and wanted to play Tetris via WiFi, but prob is Tetris DS only supposed WEP encryption, even though the DSi XL supports WPA2 etc?

    Any ideas what I can do to solve this?
     
  2. malachi

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    Nope,same with mario kart.All the old ds games which support wep cant be changed even in the dsi and xl.
     
  3. Ultra_Extreme

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    change your router security to WEP, simples
     
  4. Cavallino

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    malachi - Ugh, ok bud cheers.

    And the 10 or so devices I have connected to my WiFi?
    Ugh.
     
  5. Ultra_Extreme

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    no way round that bud. Invest in a router with dual SSID's then you can have WPA on one and WEP on a hidden guest SSID.

    Even better :)
     
  6. Cavallino

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    Heh ouchie. Never knew such routers existed! (Or are you pulling my leg :p?)

    Think I may change to WEP one day.
     
  7. malachi

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    Yep, my mate has one because he does the same for his DS. The router cost him £180 though.
     
  8. Cavallino

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    Blimey, the things people do eh :D
    Why not stick to WEP and use MAC filtering?
    (May do this myself).
     
  9. malachi

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    Alot of people, like me dont like dropping the encrytion just to support one device due to security.
     
  10. Vonhelmet

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    I find it hard to believe that any domestic user has anything to worry about from just using WEP and MAC filtering... but each to their own.
     
  11. TheVoice

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    MAC filtering is fairly worthless anyway, from a security standpoint.
     
  12. Cavallino

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    How come?
     
  13. Phatjayunoi

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    Yeah all regular DS games still use WEP. Only exclusive DSi specific gamecards would have WPA security.

    As mentioned before, best bet is to just change the security type on your router, or get a USB WiFi stick that plugs into your computer, like the Official Nintendo WiFi one.
     
  14. Cavallino

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    Funny you should mention this. Cause I do have a Nintendo USB WiFi stick.
    Is there any risk have two wireless devices so close to each other I wonder?
    Also settings wise?
     
  15. Vonhelmet

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    You can sniff MAC addresses if you know what you're doing.

    At the end of the day, for the home user it's generally not an issue. The home user is usually just concerned about someone leeching their wireless, not someone snooping around, so all you need to do is make your network less attractive than your neighbours. If a hacker has to do WEP cracking and MAC sniffing to get into your network and nothing to get into your neighbour's, they'll use your neighbour's.
     
  16. andshrew

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    You'll have no problem running the Nintendo Wi-Fi adapter in addition to your wireless network and is a much better solution than having to drop your encryption settings down to WPA on your router.
     
  17. Cavallino

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    Ugh well that sucks!

    Anyone know of any way to get the WiFi connector working with W7?
     
  18. andshrew

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    If you haven't already you could just try running the 1.07 vista driver in compatibility mode and see if it works.
     
  19. Cavallino

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    Word has it that the drivers dont like W7 64bit.