Configure your Nintendo DS with your Orange Livebox
Here’s a guide on what settings to use to connect your Nintendo Dual Screen via its wi-fi connection (WFC) to your new Orange Livebox (should also work with Wanadoo Livebox). This is definitely not plug & play but what took me two hours should only take you five minutes now. This should also work exactly the same with your new DS Lite.
1. Change your Livebox configuration. Go to http://configuration.adsl/index2.html which should open your Livebox configuration page on your browser. There are two passwords you can use.
First try username -> ‘admin’ and password -> ‘admin’. These are the default settings.
Alternatively use your Orange or Wanadoo or even Freeserve login username and password here.
Make a note of your Livebox name, mine is WANADOO-B7E8. Now go to Configuration -> Advanced -> Wireless and choose the WEP Security Only option. After you submit this your Livebox should flash a bit so give it 5 minutes to adjust itself. On the same window click to Security -> Firewall and choose ‘low’. As long as you have a Firewall on your PC you’ll still be safe. Now click ‘System Information’ as we’ll need all this info in a minute.
2. Change your Nintendo DS settings. Plug in your game, Mario Kart DS for example, and go to the Nintendo WFC Settings Screen. Choose an empty connection and ‘Search for an Access Point’. You should see your new Livebox come up here as ‘WANADOO’ or ‘ORANGE’ followed by some numbers. Unfortunately you can also see the red lock icon but click it anyway and type in your WEP key as seen on the System Info screen we looked at earlier. Be careful typing this in and remember that you should only use letters A-F and numbers 0-9, no ‘i’s or ‘o’s, and turn CAPS LOCK on. Simple? Well hold on as we’re not finished yet and you’ll come up with an error if you try to connect.
3. Change your DS Wi-fi settings manually. Now press the ‘Manual Setup’ button on the connection screen which takes you into the settings control panel. You should have a SSID number in there, thats good. And your WEP key should be entered in there too. The rest of the details can be found by refering to your Livebox System Info, but be careful as the requested numbers do not always match up with the correct fields. Therefore you must enter these values exactly how I have specified them:
Auto-obtain IP Address = choose ‘No’
IP Address = enter the ‘DHCP server end address’ value
Subnet Mask = enter ‘255.255.255.0’
Gateway = enter the ‘LAN IP address’ value
Auto-obtain DNS = choose ‘No’
Primary DNS = enter the ‘Primary DNS server’ value
Secondary DNS = enter the ‘Secondary DNS server’ value
4. The last bit, honest! Now go over to your Livebox and you should see a small USB-sized socket on the back next to two buttons marked 1 and 2. You need to press button 1. Then select ‘Test Connection’ on the NDS settings screen. With any luck you should get the green wireless icon on your NDS buzzing away with three bars! Now save the settings and play!
I hope that helped somebody out! Good luck!
Update: Well I seem to have helped quite a few people out which is good news. Mitchell Edwards said he couldn’t get his DS to work unless he set the primary DNS to be the same IP as the gateway (192.168.1.1), so try that if you’re still not having any luck
I’ve also been told you can use these settings to connect your OSX Mac to the Orange Livebox too. Good luck with that.
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