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Nintendo WiFi Dongle problems.

RizziRizzi Registered User regular
edited May 2007 in Games and Technology
I'm trying to play Mario Kart over my WiFi, but every time I try to connect to my Dongle, It looks like it's connecting, then the little icon in the top left corner ( I think it's the signal strength?) goes from a nice healthy green to an empty orange colour, then gives the following error.

Error code: 52103

Connected to access point but unable to connect to the server. Confirm connection settings and internet availability.

Any clues? :/

Rizzi on


  • PoochPooch Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    That happened to me. It works most of the time if I turn off my firewall.

  • ArugulaZArugulaZ Registered User
    edited May 2007
    I'd just hunt down a Netgear wireless router. I was going to go the dongle route but I've found the router to be a lot more versatile, working with ALL my wireless game systems rather than just a couple. It's about the same price, too... I got mine for around forty dollars!


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  • PseudonymPseudonym Registered User
    edited May 2007
    I've been using mine for a few weeks. Takes a little bit to get it going. I think its the firewall. I have to plug and unplug it a few times to get it to work, or if I'm feeling impatient I just turn off the firewall for a minute. Works right away then.

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  • LBD_NytetraynLBD_Nytetrayn TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    So, what you're saying is, you can't keep your dongle up?

    But yeah, firewalls can kill the whole thing.

  • eternal_twilighteternal_twilight Registered User
    edited May 2007
    The same happens with my internet, no dongle though. I was kinda hoping getting a dongle would fix it, but your saying its a firewall issue?

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  • RizziRizzi Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I.. Don't have a firewall :/
    It used to work. But I haven't used it in a while.

  • dispatch.odispatch.o Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I just purchased a 24$ LAN adapter from the store and 50 feet of cat5. The adapter is nice for the DS but damned if I want to leave my pc on all the time, and I don't care much for wireless as Im in an apartment complex full of fucks who steal connections from others anyway.

  • AiranAiran Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The dongle fucking fails. Well, the official software for it does.

    If you have the software installed, pray your dongle doesn't have to reconnect everytime, otherwise some IP conflicts prevent it from connecting after a few tries, and you have to reinstall the software to become clean again. It also blocks local network connections FROM other computers (you can access others fine). I'm trying a hack but having no luck with it at the moment. Just get a wireless router if you can afford one.

  • RizziRizzi Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I uninstalled and reinstalled.
    Now I get a;
    Connection sharing error. (.5)

    When I try to install it.

  • eternal_twilighteternal_twilight Registered User
    edited May 2007
    Is the official one that bad? the wireless router I'd otherwise use is a shared one and I can't really fuck with the settings on it.

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