How do I set up my wireless connection on my Wii U?

Follow the below steps to set up your wireless connection on your Wii U:

  1. From the Wii U Menu, select "System Settings."
  2. Using the Left Stick, select the "Internet" icon and press the A Button.
  3. Select "Connect to the Internet."
  4. The Wii U will search for available Wi-Fi networks in your area.
  5. Once the search completes, use the Right Stick to scroll up and down through the list of networks and select the name of your Wi-Fi network.
  6. If your wireless network is not in the list, or if no wireless networks are displayed, click here.
  7. If prompted, use the on-screen keyboard to enter your Wi-Fi network's security key (wireless password) and select "OK" when finished.
  8. If you receive an error message stating "The security key you entered is incorrect," the security key you entered was not a valid security key.
  9. If you do not know your Wi-Fi network's security key, click here for help locating it.
  10. The Wii U will now perform a connection test.
  11. If the connect test fails, select "OK" to receive an error code and detailed information on why the connection test failed. You can use our Error Code Lookup Tool to get information on resolving the error.
  12. If the connection test is successful, select "OK" to continue.
  13. When asked if you would like to make this your default connection, select "Set" if you wish this to be your default connection or "No" if you do not.
  14. If you have not previously updated your Wii U console, you may be asked to perform a system update. Select "Update" to perform the system update, or select "Cancel" to skip this process.
  15. We recommend performing the system update as this will ensure you have access to recently released applications and services.


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