The DS is finally alive and has games it can play..ONLINE!!! Yes this baby can play online with anyone in the world for FREE. Ive wrote this to let people know what is needed and what is not needed.
Start from Step 1 and read down untill you have your answer!
Obviously, you need internet! But sorry dial-up users, You can't play it at your house with dial-up. But you DSL/Cable users are fine! Yes, i know alot of families can not afford it but ive heard Verizon has DSL for 15 Dollars a month!!!Check this site for more info
If you have DSl or Cable in your home,skip over to Step2! If you do not have Cable or DSL or are planning to get it soon, in the meanwhile you may want to check Step1 Part 2
You dont need Internet!
Some places have internet set up for you to play your nintendo DS for free of charge!The most popular place is of course McDonalds. Check this site out to see if any are in your area/town!
It will let you know the distance from you and that hotspot. Very nifty!
A router is a device that causes internet connections to go wirelessly! This is the only way the DS can connect to the internet.It can not connect with wires. If you already have a router or are planning to get one,Check this list from Nintendo to see if the router is compatible!http://www.nintendowifi.com/customer...rtedRouters.do
If you have a router or have checked your router and know that is compatable, Please skip to step 3! If you wish for another solution, please check Step2 Part2
The Nintendo Wi-Fi Adapter!
Nintendo has always been user friendly with their systems and portables. Nintendo now offers a small device that connects to your computer to create a wireless hotspot for your Nintendo DS. The installation is easy and fast. You can only buy this baby online. It will soon be available to purchase in stores on the release of Metroid Hunters for the DS. To buy the adapter,go here You can also click here to run a test. The nintendo runs a test for you and tells you if your PC is automatically compatible. EVEN MORE NIFTYNESS!
To use the adapter in your home, The following IS required!
-PC (The Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector is not Mac compatible)
-A high-speed internet connection (such as DSL or cable)
-A Wi-Fi compatible Nintendo DS game
-and, of course, a Nintendo DS.
All you need now is a game for Nintendo DS that is Wi-Fi Enabled..To see which games are enabled now go to www.nintendowifi.com
More games to come soon on wifi are Animal Crossing and Metriod Hunters.
Both will be excellent titles and im sure will be a blast online.
So far the games that are Wi-Fi enabled are MarioKart Ds and the new tony hawk game.(Also the first Wi-fi Enabled games)
There you have it. That is pretty much everything you need to know about the DS and its Wi-Fi Capabilites...Have fun online