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Jedi Knight
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I'm trying to connect our new Wii via the guest network. Fails with error code 51330. How would I add the MAC address of the Wii to my Airport extreme router, which was suggested. Any Wii users in the group?
 
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Guru
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More information would be helpful.

First off, are you already filtering by MAC address? If not, then putting in the address of the Wii will not help. I'm guessing you aren't, or you'd already know how to add in a MAC address.

Second, are you using any sort of encryption/password on your Airport Extreme? If so, have you made sure you have set up the Wii to match the type (WEP. WPA, etc) and the password?

This page from Nintendo might help.


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Jedi Knight
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I currently do not filter by MAC addresses.

I was using WPA2 security, but I removed it from the guest network for testing.

The wii error code is 51330. I was able to access the guest network from my MacBook.

I read a few articles about code 51330, I tried a few possible solutions. I'll try to add the MAC address in the morning.
 
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Poobah
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Our Wii just sees the wireless from our Airport Extreme without any problems. Just punched in our password and the kids were on. Didn't have a Guest network setup tho'


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Guru
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And I will tell you again - if you are not filtering by MAC address already, *adding it to the Airport Extreme will not do anything* helpful.

"Filtering" means exactly that - you only allow through the filter those addresses on the list. Since you are not doing that now, turning it on and putting in the Wii, without putting in every other MAC address on your network now, will result in *all your devices being locked out*. Filtering is *not your issue* if you currently are not using it.

Try setting your Airport to WPA/WPA2 combined instead of just WPA2. I had issues with the Wii using WPA2.


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Cubert J. Farnsworth: “No, that’s what being a magical elf is all about.”

 
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Jedi Knight
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I had my extreme set for "N" only. The wii is "G". I don't think there is a way to make only the guest "G". I didn't want the wii to have access to my internal network.
 
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Poobah
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Do you have the dual band Airport Extreme?
This allows you to set up separate networks (ie: "N" only and "G/B" only). I'm pretty sure you can do what you want but let me look in to it for you.


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