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How do I fix a Wii U that cannot find a WiFi network?

Published on April 12th, 2022

The Wii U is unable to find the wifi network and this error code happens because the Wii U is not able to connect to the internet. This can be caused by a number of things, including a weak wifi signal, incorrect wifi settings, or a problem with the router.

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1. Ensure that the Wii U is within range of the wireless router

  1. Open the Wii U's Settings menu.
  2. Select the Wireless Controller option.
  3. Select the Network option.
  4. Select the Settings button.
  5. Select the Wireless Network option.
  6. Select the Network Settings option.
  7. Select the Access Point option.
  8. Select the Wi-Fi Network option.
  9. Enter the network name and password of the wireless router.
  10. If the network is not found, try re-configuring the router or changing the network settings in the Wii U's Settings menu.

2. Check to see if the router's SSID is being broadcast

  1. From the Home screen, select System Settings.
  2. Select Wireless Network (SSID).
  3. If the SSID is not being broadcast, select the checkbox next to the SSID.
  4. Select the Enable checkbox to turn on the SSID broadcasting.
  5. Select the SSID again and confirm that it is broadcasting.

3. Check to see if the router is using WEP or WPA security

In order to check if your router is using WEP or WPA security, you will need to access the settings menu on your router. The steps for doing this will vary depending on the model of router you have, but in general you will need to go to the following website and find the instructions for your specific router: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/61416165?hl=en Once you have accessed the settings menu on your router, you will need to scroll down until you find the section that deals with wireless security. There, you will need to select one of the security options, and then you will need to enter the password that corresponds to that security option. If the router is using WEP security, you will need to enter the key that corresponds to your WEP security key, and then you will need to press the check button to verify that the security settings are correct. If the router is using WPA security, you will need to enter the key that corresponds to your WPA security key, and then you will need to press the verify button to verify that the security settings are correct.

4. Try connecting to the wireless router using a wired connection

  1. Turn off the Wii U by pressing the Power button on the front of the console for 3 seconds.
  2. Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet.
  3. Reconnect the power cord to the Wii U.
  4. Turn on the Wii U.
  5. Select the System menu from the main menu.
  6. Select Settings.
  7. Select System Settings.
  8. Select Network from the System Settings menu.
  9. Select the Wireless Network icon.
  10. Select the connection type.
  11. Select the Wireless Network Settings.
  12. Select the Security Settings tab.
  13. Select the WEP or WPA Security Type button.
  14. Enter the network key.
  15. Click the Save Settings button.
  16. Reconnect to the router.
  17. Try connecting to the wireless router.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Try resetting the wireless router.
  2. Try contacting Nintendo for further assistance.