How To Fix The Wii U Wi-Fi Connection Error

TQ author writes: Greetings. It’s been a while since I posted a tip, but I wanted to share this particular tip with you all since it pertains to the all new Nintendo Wii U. This morning while trying to go through the initial setup via the Wii U tablet I came to a halt during the network portion of the setup. The issue prevents the connection to a Wi-Fi access point/router. A connection error prompts “cannot find network” after you enter the Wi-Fi security password for the first time and the Wii U tries to confirm the connection. I’m not absolutely sure what exactly is causing these issues, but I do have a work around that worked perfect for me.

Chupa-Chupa1257d ago

Wondering if this was updated on the latest software updated/patch.

Neonridr1256d ago

I have a perfect work around in my situation. Go to Best Buy and purchase a $9.99 Rocketfish USB LAN Adapter for the Wii. Guess what, it works on the Wii U, and now I don't have to worry about WiFi. I always prefer a straight connection, and I have my home theatre system set up so the network cable runs through the wall behind back to the router. I have a mini port hub in the back of the home theatre setup, so that I have enough network cables to run to the TV, Receiver, Xbox 360 and now the Wii U. It all fits perfectly.

Chupa-Chupa1256d ago

Whoa, seriously? I had no idea that the Wii U supported third party USB ethernet adapters. Great news! I agree, i would prefer a Lan connection any day over wi-fi. Thanks!

Neonridr1256d ago

Yep. And then when you go into your internet settings, there is a button in the top left of the gamepad screen called connection type, I think you press Y to go to that button as well (either X or Y). Then you click wired instead of wireless. It does a quick test, and you are good to go. No more worrying about the wifi cutting out when you are downloading an update or anything like that.

jmc88881256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

I don't have Wi-fi, really don't have a need for it. There are some drawbacks to it that I really don't want to have to deal with. So yeah I picked a wii lan adapter up from newegg (though different manufacturer) for $12.99.

Can't confirm it works, but I've had mine here for over a week now.

Thanks neonridr about the settings, wasn't sure if it was plug and play or what.

rainslacker1256d ago

Thank you so much for the tip. Just ordered one online. Hated the fact there was no wired connection.:)

Nevers0ft1255d ago

I think I'm going to do the same. My Wii U will be within a couple of feet of my router, I'd rather just spend a few £s on the Ethernet adapter and have a faster and more stable connection.

Nevers0ft1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

A pain in the neck sure, but too much work? It's about a minute of your life you lazy ass :)

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