Nintendo and wifi
by, 04-13-2010 at 05:57 AM (800 Views)
I've been having alot of fun getting the DS online in the past, spending countless hours trying to get the damn thing to actually connect to the internet and stay connected. This in itself is a problem because I don't like using electricity and usually have my computer off when not using it. So why don't Nintendo add WPA encryption to their games?
My network setup is this, 2 Computers upstairs, 1 in my room and 1 in the computer room, both on ethernet cable. In my room is a network switch which has the ethernet cable from downstairs going into it and then 3 cables going out, 1 to my PC, 1 for my xbox 360 and the other for my laptop when the wifi stops working, which seems to happen ever couple of weeks. I then have my laptop which is connected wirelessly most of the time, my mums laptop which is always wirelessly connected and then 2 Nokia 5800, both of which use the wifi everyday. I also connect my DSi XL wirelessly to the router as it supports WPA2 encryption but not in games. Oh and the Wii which is connected wirelessly but is rarely used.
Ok here's the thing I really hate about Nintendo, they release the DSi which can connect to WPA/WPA2 encrypted routers but it only works with DSi software, so bascially DSiware games and the web browser. Why?????? If your gonna add better connectivity to a console make all games allow the new encryption protocol, don't say "We've added WPA support but you still need WEP to play DS titles online so just ignore the fact that we have given you WPA since your router needs to be WEP to play online with DS titles anyway." That is really pointless, they should go talk to sony about connectivity since the PSP has supported WPA from the start. Nintendo claim their DS handheld is about socializing, well it's kinda hard to socialize when you don't support the widely used WPA encryption.
I am starting to think that the reason some ppl are buying devices like the PSP and iphone is because of the lack of online game play if you have a WPA encrypted router.
So back to my question, why don't Nintendo add WPA encryption to their games? The Answer is because they don't have a clue how wifi connections work.