callous said:Oh, duh. Well, you don't seem to know for sure, so I'd still like some replies from people who can look at the specs and tell before I spend money on this thing. Besides, the 524 is more expensive than the 614+, and the 524 is still listed on D-Link's site whereas the 614+ isn't. The 614+ is definitely older (and only supports b, where the 524 supports both b and g). Actually, it's starting to look like you just answered without really knowing anything about it
Anyone able to answer me? The specs are still in the link in my quote.
Synbios459 said:Question: Can I just go to a hotspot and play online without the dongle, or is it needed no matter what?
as others have said, netgear's routers are HORRIBLE when it comes to compatibility.. look at amazon, new egg, or similar customer review capable sites and you will see loads of complaints about netgear products. and please do not respond to this with "I have a netgear router and it works flawless." I have one also and it works ok (but definitely exhibits flakiness more than occassionally). But there is lots of hardware out there that has trouble working with those routers. don't automatically pin it on Nintendo.Teddman said:Looking at Nintendo's site, it seems that all Netgear routers have "compatibility problems." Netgear's a pretty popular router brand, how did they get past this stage of Q&A, I'm wondering? I mean, when your service is not compatible with an entire brand (a top three brand) of router, wouldn't you retool it to make it work...
There are going to be a lot of folks miffed when they can't get online if this holds out. Is the PSP wi-fi also incompatible with a wide variety of routers?
ding ding ding ding.... we have a winner. why yes, yes it does have connectivity problems with a whole variety of routers.Teddman said:There are going to be a lot of folks miffed when they can't get online if this holds out. Is the PSP wi-fi also incompatible with a wide variety of routers?
True, at least I can go get a Big Mac and play.At least Nintendo has given EVERYONE a guaranteed way of getting online withou dropping cash on a new router (dongle). They should at least be commended for that.
Teddman said:Is the situation just as dire with the PSP? That's a pretty high failure rate.
again, I was referring to the dongle which is 100% compatible.Teddman said:True, at least I can go get a Big Mac and play.
again, it is of those listed. this is not an end all be all compatibility listings for routers. it looks like they basically included popular routers that don't work and readily available routers that do work.Of the three most popular router brands--Linksys, Netgear, and D-Link--more than half (7 out of 13 listed) of the router models have compatibility problems.
umm.. your router is dirt old. they don't even make it anymore (not even a new revision).And I happen to have the one D-Link router that has problems.
I already posted (as have others). yes... getting the PSP to work on a router can be just as much a pain in the ass as getting any other wifi NIC (and DS and Palm and PPC and wifi phone, etc) working on a router. This isn't a nintendo problem, it is a wifi problem, one that has existed from the beginning.Is the situation just as dire with the PSP? That's a pretty high failure rate.
Factors that were considered when rating these routers included determining if the router was able to work with the Nintendo WFC right out of the box, wireless range, and high tolerance to wireless interference.
To get the PSP to work on your DI-514 go to the D-link website and go to support and download the firmware update of 1.03 (or latest one) and viola! it should work now, i had the same problems untill i updated to the 1.03 version and everything connected fine.
Teddman said:I now think that Nintendo probably just quickly tested these models and didn't always bother to update firmware in all cases. Given the amount of routers they had to test in a short timeframe, that's understandable I guess.
Hopefully the 514 will work with a little tweaking, it seems there's no technical reason it shouldn't be able to...
boo hoo cry me a fucking riverdigitalKiva said:why mario kart DS sucks!!
no multiplayer battle mode = SUCKS!!!
how can battle wifi work just great....racing wifi work great... racing online work great... but battle mode online be any different?! why god why?!
because nintendo knows that to truly play battle mode you have to be able to punch your buddy in the nose. no buddy = alternate source for venting your rage. nintendo was trying to prevent sado-masochism or spouse/parent/sibling abuse.digitalKiva said:but battle mode online be any different?! why god why?!
borghe said:because nintendo knows that to truly play battle mode you have to be able to punch your buddy in the nose. no buddy = alternate source for venting your rage. nintendo was trying to prevent sado-masochism or spouse/parent/sibling abuse.
jamesinclair said:Im in college, and theres university wi-fi. To get on using the PC, I need to start up "Cisco Systems VPN client", and then insert my username and password to acess the network.
Will I be able to play Nintendo DS games, or will I have to but the dongle?