Recently I tried to update the software of my Wii game console which was no as user-friendly as i thought it would be.
Since I have no USB/LAN cable adapter so the only way is the WiFi way.. (i personally think there is nothing better and more stable than a good old cable, but we will try WiFi for now..)
In the Wii Menu, I searched for AccessPoints (i needed to do that several times before the one i wanted was in the list).
When i tried to ‘Test the Connection’, my Wii gave me "Error 52035" every time. When i looked at my DHCP server, it didn’t issue a IP Address at all (the Wii didn’t sent a DHCP Discover). So the WiFi connection was not even made..
I have several Asus AccessPoints at my house which are flashed with DD-WRT’s firmware, so i had a lot of advanced options; i tried everything.
These are the options which are really important (if nothing will work, try these options, then try upgrading the options);
- Preamble: "Long".
- Basic Rate: "1-2" (also see: http://wii.nintendo.co.uk/734.html)
- Transmission Rate: "2" (you can try to set this higher later)
- Wireless Mode: First try "B-only", later try Mixed (G-only will not work most of the times, depending on your AP hardware)
- ENTER A SHORT SSID NAME WITHOUT SPECIAL CHARACTERS! (no spaces or dashes!, just try "standef" or something. Even no capitals, try only lower-case first!