Nintendo DS and new Airport extreme - compatible?

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  1. weg macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,
    does anybody already have some experience with the new Airport extreme and the Nintendo DS? I'll need a new WLAN router, soon, and I'd like to get one that is compatible with my Nintendo DS lite, AND I do very much like the network disk feature of the new Airport extreme router.
     
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040

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  3. weg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    weg

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    Well, if I find out that it's incompatibel FOR NO REASON, it would suck just as much as if there was a reason :D
     
  4. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    The only thing about the DS that creates a problems is that it only supports WEP. i prefer to run WPA, so i don't use the wifi ability in the DS.
     
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  6. SLJ macrumors regular

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    there is some WEP security issues which I have not figure out... is not working with the new Extreme base station with DS
     
  7. BRUUUCE macrumors member

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    doesn't work wit airport express.
     
  8. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    The PSP didn't work with some version of the firmware for Airport Extreme. That was a while back. So even though there isn't a reason it shouldn't... it doesn't mean it will work. :)
     
  9. uselessnobody macrumors newbie

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    I have the new Apple Airport Extreme (802.11n compatible). I have it set up to distribute 802.11b/g/n. Has anyone successfully connected their Nintendo DS Lite to the new Airport Extreme? If so, could you tell me the steps you took to set up your Airport & DS. I tried manual setup on my DS and it still won't connect.

    Thanks

    (On a side note, I can connect to the Airport Extreme with my Wii. But when I put the same settings into my DS (I used a different IP address, of course) I can't seem to connect)
     
  10. SLJ macrumors regular

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    the NDS support an older WEP encryption which is not compatible with new AE(n).... unless you disable the security, otherwise it will not connect.
     
  11. Haoshiro macrumors 68000

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    Why not just run without WEP/WPA and just limit connections to specific MAC addresses? This has always worked fine for me with other routers.

    I recently ordered the new Airport Extreme and will post here if I have any success! :)
     

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