Note: Manual Setup is for those users who have a unique home network set up. Most people will not need to use this process; only those who need to specify their primary and secondary DNS, or have static IPs assigned to their wireless router should have to use this setup process. Unless you know for sure, it is highly recommended that you try the "Search for an Access Point" feature first. If you haven't tried this yet click here for more information. Otherwise, we'll walk you through the Manual Setup Process.
Macintosh Users (Windows instructions immediately precede these steps)
Access your System Preferences, select Internet and Network, and click the Network icon (small globe). The following screen should appear:
Macintosh Users: If Using DHCP is selected from the Configure: menu and the dialog box labled DNS Servers is blank, then select Auto-Obtain IP Address and Auto-Obtain DNS on the Wii console's screen and go to step 9 to test your connection. If not, see "Setting Static IP and/or Static DNS" below:
Setting Static IP and/or Static DNS:
Now that you've obtained your computer's IP address, you can now create an IP address for your Wii console. Increase the last three digits of the IP address of your computer by one number (if it is 111, for example, change it to 112) and enter this number into the manual settings screen of the Wii console.
Enter the information for Subnet mask into the Wii console exactly as it appears on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) dialog box.
Enter the information for Default gateway into the Wii console exactly as it appears on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) dialog box.
If Use the following DNS server addresses is selected, then do the following:
Enter the information for Preferred DNS server into the Wii console exactly as it appears on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) dialog box.
Enter the information for Alternate DNS server into the Wii console exactly as it appears on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) dialog box.
MTU, or Maximum Transmission Unit, specifies the largest unit of data that can be sent over the network. While this setting is not generally required for the Wii console to communicate with a wireless network, if you are having trouble connecting or maintaining a connection, setting this value to '1500' may help.
Note: If your network setup requires proxy settings, check with whomever set up your network for your network's proxy information.