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How-to Guide: Connect Nintendo Wii to Your Netgear WiFi Router

Providing an exceptional wireless controller and experience, the Nintendo Wii console takes players into remarkable gaming worlds and activities they have never imagined. Whether beginners or expert gamers, Wii players express themselves with spontaneous motion control via the Wii Remote: a backswing and follow-through to move a golf ball flying over a clean itinerary.

However, to enjoy games through the Nintendo Wii, you need to connect it to your Netgear WiFi router. This post will guide you through the process on how to connect Nintendo Wii to your home wireless network. Let's get the ball rolling.


In order to connect to your WiFi network, you need the following details:

  • WiFi Network Name or SSID

  • WiFi Network Key or Passphrase

Once you have found the network credentials, you are all set to connect your Wii device to the internet.

Note: Make sure to properly set up and configure your Netgear router using web URL.

Steps to Connect Nintendo Wii to Netgear Router

Here is a step-by-step guide to Connect Nintendo Wii to your home WiFi network:

  1. Take your Wii remote and press the A button to open the main menu.

  2. Go to the Wii Settings.

  3. From the System Settings, click on the blue arrow to open the second screen of settings.

  4. After that, click on the Internet button.

  5. Here, you need to create a Connection Slot.

  6. Select the Wireless Connection option.

  7. Next, click on the Search for an Access Point button.

  8. Hit on the Ok button.

  9. The next screen will list the available WiFi networks.

  10. Choose your wireless network name or SSID from the displayed list. On the off chance, if the connection icon shows a close padlocked, it means that you need to enter a security code or passphrase.

  11. Fill in the password of your WiFi network.

  12. At last, click on the Save button to save your connection settings.

In this manner, you can easily connect your Nintendo Wii to your Netgear wireless router.

Was Connection Successful?

If yes, that's great! But if you are seeing any Wii WiFi connectivity errors like Error Code 51330, then here are the troubleshooting steps you need to follow:

  • Try to re-type your Netgear WiFi router's security code in case you are seeing error codes 52130 or 51330 after testing the internet connection.

  • Ensure that you have completed your Netgear router setup successfully.

  • In the event that your Wii is still unable to connect to the internet after using the right security code, power cycle your Netgear wireless router.

  • There are certain applications and activities like downloading large files may interfere while connecting the Wii to WiFi. So, close unnecessary applications and shut down devices that may be using an extravagant amount of bandwidth on your network.

  • In many cases, electrical appliances like microwaves and metal objects such as filing cabinets can interfere with your WiFi signal. Try to relocate metal objects, furniture, electronic appliances, and reflective surfaces away from your Netgear wireless router.

  • If nothing worked, reset your Netgear WiFi router to the default factory settings. You can perform Netgear router reset either by using the Reset button or via the default Netgear router login web page.