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Setup using Search for Access Point
If you know the name of your wireless network (also known as an access point), and aren’t using Wi-Fi Protected Setup or AOSS to
congure your system, follow these steps:
If you are using the guided setup Tutorial and selected No/I don’t know, proceed to step 2.
Tap Search for Access Point.
Tap the name of your wireless network to select it.
Enter a password, code, or key if required.
A screen will be displayed if your access point has security settings congured. You must enter the security password for
the access point for your system to be able to connect to it. This may also be called an encryption key or network password
on your wireless network setup.
For information on accessing and locating the security settings on your router, visit
Tap OK to save the settings.
Tap OK to run a connection test.
If the connection test succeeds, setup is complete.
NOTE: If the connection test fails and an error code is displayed, follow the instructions displayed in the error message,
or visit support.nintendo.com and use the Error Code Lookup tool for information on resolving the error.
This icon shows whether or not you will need
to enter a key to use that access point.
This icon shows the signal strength of the wireless connection. It is displayed in four stages, and the stronger the
signal, the better reception you will have.
About security settings
The Nintendo 3DS XL system supports the types of security shown below. The type of security your router uses is usually set
when you install the access point in your network environment. Review the manual for your router for more information on
security settings for your access point.
NOTE: Nintendo DS software only supports WEP security. To connect to the Internet and play Nintendo DS software, please
congure your Nintendo DS Settings and then make sure your access point is set up to use WEP security.
Reception signal strength icons
The access point requires a key.
The access point does not require a key.