PGC Reader Scott Rubin reports from DigitalLife with much-desired details on the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection menu. WEP support explicitly confirmed.
PGC Reader Scott Rubin attended the DigitalLife exposition on Friday and was clever enough to look into the Nintendo Wi-Fi menu system. Both Animal Crossing: Wild World and Mario Kart DS include this standardized menu, which includes most of the features over which fans have expressed concern.
Pictures speak louder than words—even if they are pictures of text—so Mr. Rubin has graciously created a slideshow of his photos of the menu system. If you can’t view the slideshow or cannot be bothered to click a hyperlink, here is a rundown of the options and settings:
- Easily transfer your settings to another DS (using normal DS wireless connections)
- Space for three connections—no need to change router settings every time you use a different network.
- A separate one-touch connection for the Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector
- For each connection
- Easily search for a wireless network
- One-touch AOSS support for Buffalo routers and access points.
- Manual Setup
- Under Manual Setup
- Auto-obtain DNS or explicitly define Primary & secondary DNS servers, Gateway, Subnet mask, etc.
- SSID and WEP Key (WPA does indeed seem to be unsupported)
- DHCP or manual IP assignment
With the exception of WPA—which is a new enough standard to still be spottily supported among deployed wireless networks anyway—this is a comprehensive list of settings. Some gamers may need to downgrade from WPA to WEP, but everyone should be able to get their current hardware to work with Nintendo DS.