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    Problem connecting iphone and Nintendo DS

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      Problem connecting iphone and Nintendo DS

      Hey guys.

      Right this is probably something really simple so apologies in advance for being stupid....

      On both my iphone and Nintendo DS I'm asked for a password to connect to the wireless router. I've tried the standard 'sky' and also tried entering the wep key and all sorts of other guesses as to what the password might be but no joy. However if I turn security off on the router both connect no problem.

      Is there something else I should be typing in? And is it a big deal if my security is off on my router anyway?

      Thanks in advance for any help!


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      Re: Problem connecting iphone and Nintendo DS

      First of all..... SHOW OFF!!

      Secondly, the thing you need is your security key - by default this is a WPA key not WEP (although you may have changed that of course).

      I don't know anything about either device, but I would presume that the brand new iPhone supports WPA?
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      Re: Problem connecting iphone and Nintendo DS

      I read on the apple site that it uses WEP, WPA or WPA2 but I will go look again if I get time.
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      iPhone and iPod touch: Tips when using Wi-Fi
      Last edited by PaulSky; 11-11-07 at 02:06 PM.

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      Re: Problem connecting iphone and Nintendo DS

      Hey that was quick reply! tyvm

      Haha you're right it was a very thinly disguised brag

      ok the only numbers I have are on the bottom of my router. SSID which is SKY33757 and a 'network key' which is 8 capital letters (i've tried entering both)

      I've just looked at iphone website and it says it supports both WEP and WPA and WPA2 - I have no idea what any of that means - so I suppose they should work.

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      Re: Problem connecting iphone and Nintendo DS

      Turn it down to WEP on the router and try again. Also note that you can set your own key for WPA-PSK or WEP so that might be something to try.

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      Re: Problem connecting iphone and Nintendo DS

      That 8 digit number is what you need, that's your WPA key - try entering it in lower case.
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      Re: Problem connecting iphone and Nintendo DS

      Quote Originally Posted by the_sky_goat View Post
      That 8 digit number is what you need, that's your WPA key - try entering it in lower case.
      I have an iPhone working a treat with Sky - The 'password' is your 8 digit WEP code - It is all in upper case - You have to press the shift arrow before every digit when entering on the iPhone (there is no CAPS lock) - Took me ages to work that out, as the characters look like CAPS when you enter them.

      Give it a go - Hope you are loving the iPhone as much as I am mine!!!!

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      Re: Problem connecting iphone and Nintendo DS

      The iPhone would be OK but the DS as far as I can see can only use WEP for encryption and only 64bit at that.
      So if you want to use your DS through SKY BB you would need to use WEP.
      Something that I had a few issues with myself when setting up my daughters DS.

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      Re: Problem connecting iphone and Nintendo DS

      Thanks for all your help, it's much appreciated.

      It was as firestorm_westy said, my weapons grade idiocy in not pressing caps before every letter in entering the wep key

      Thanks again guys :

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      Re: Problem connecting iphone and Nintendo DS

      Im having the exact same problem. Just keeps asking for the password. Its a bit odd.

     

     

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