Connecting a Wii U

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Nintendo has recently released its newest console gaming system, called the Wii U, which can be connected to your Shaw Internet to play games online, download additional content and even to update the Wii U software.


WiiU Console

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Connecting the Wii U to your Television

Basic Wireless Setup

Setting up a Wired Connection

 

 


 

Connecting the Wii U to your Television
Please note:This information was taken directly from the Wii U Quick Start Guide. For advanced setup instructions, please refer to the Instruction Manual included with your Nintendo Wii U system.


WiiU Connecting to a Console

 

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Basic Wireless Setup

 

To set up your Wii U with a wireless internet connection, please follow these steps:

  1. From the Wii U Menu, select System Settings.

  2. Using the Left Stick on the controller, select the Internet

 

WiiU Basic Wireless Setup

  1. Using the Left Stick, select the Internet icon and press the A Button.
  2. Then select Connect to the Internet.
  3. The Wii U will search for available wireless networks in your area.
  4. Once the search has completed, use the Right Stick to scroll up and down through the list of networks and select the name of the network provided by your Shaw wireless modem or the name of the network provided by your own wireless router. Note: If you are using a Shaw wireless modem, the network name (SSID) and password (Pre-shared Key or Passphrase) are listed on a sticker on your modem. For more details, please see Wireless Device Quick Setup Guide
  5. If prompted, use the on-screen keyboard to enter your wireless network's security key (Pre-shared Key or Passphrase) and select OK when finished.
  6. The Wii U will now perform a connection test.

 

WiiU Testing Connection...

  1. If the connection test is successful, select OK to continue.

 

WiiU Internet Connection Results

 

  1. When asked if you would like to make this your default connection, select Set if you wish this to be your default connection or No if you do not.


WiiU Saved Connection

 

  1. The Wii U will now ask you to perform a software update, select Update to perform the system update, or select Cancel to skip this process.


WiiU Update Console

 

 

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Setting Up a Wired Connection

 

To connect your Wii U to a wired network connection, please follow these steps.

  1. Install the Wii LAN Adapter by connecting it into the USB port on the back of the system
    WiiU Wired Connector
  2. From the Wii U Menu, select System Settings.
  3. Using the Left Stick, select the Internet icon and press the A Button.
  4. Select Connect to the Internet.
  5. Press the Y Button or tap Connection Types located in the top-left corner.
  6. Select Wired Connection.
  7. When prompted to connect the Wii LAN Adapter, tap OK.
  8. The Wii U will perform a connection test.

 

WiiU Testing Wired Connection

 

  1. If the test is successful, tap OK.


WiiU Connection Test Results

 

  1. When asked if you would like to make this your default connection, select Set if you wish this to be your default connection or No if you do not.


WiiU Connection Saved

 

  1. The Wii U will now ask you to perform a system update, select Update to perform an update, or select Cancel to skip this process.


WiiU Update

 

 

 

 

Advanced Setup (If basic setup fails)

 

  1. Open System Settings, then Internet and then Connect to the Internet
  2. Press Y to go to Connection types and then select Manual Configuration
  3. Touch SSID on the Gamepad and then type in your SSID (wireless network name), select OK to finish
  4. Select Security and choose your type – this should be labelled on your router
  5. Type in your Security Key (If you have a Shaw router, this will be listed on the white sticker on top of the device)
  6. Scroll right and select IP address, select Do not auto obtain
  7. On a Windows computer (must be connected to same network), open Start menu and search CMD and then open the program
  8. In the black CMD box, type ipconfig and press enter
  9. Write down the first IP address, add 10 to the last digit. (For example, If your IP is 192.168.0.25 on your router, enter 192.168.0.35 on the Wii U)
  10. Select the IP Address field on the Wii U and type in the IP address you wrote down
  11. Enter the Subnet Mask and Gateway as they appear in the CMD window on your PC
  12. Select Confirm
  13. Select DNS then select Don’t auto obtain
  14. Fill in DNS info as follows: Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8 Secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4. You can also enter Shaw DNS servers specific to your region, as found here
  15. Select Confirm
  16. Scroll across and ensure Proxy is set as Don’t Configure
  17. Leave MTU Value at default (usually 1300, 1400 or 1500)

 

 

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Related Articles

 

How to Connect the Wii U to a Home Network - Nintendo.com

Wireless Device Quick Setup Guide

Wireless Connectivity Troubleshooting

 


 

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