Wii Network Traffic When Powered On
I've been troubleshooting a problem with a Wii not having network
connectivity this weekend. The Wii was plugged into a switch that showed
the link was up. The Wii wasn't working when I had it configured for a
fixed IP address, gateway address, and DNS server addresses. I tried DHCP,
instead, but that didn't work, either. With a sniffer, I could observe the
Wii sending out DHCP requests, but I never saw any response coming back
from the DHCP server. Yet, I could see other network traffic reaching
the Wii. I plugged the cable going into the Datel USB network adapter
I was using with the Wii into my laptop and it would get an IP address
from the DHCP server, so all of the network cabling seemed to be good. I
even installed a driver for the Datel USB to Ethernet network adapter
into my laptop and loaded a driver for that adapter on the Windows Vista
laptop. That worked as well.
I was able to resolve the problem by putting a small 5-port hub between
the switch and the Wii. Everything worked fine then, but I don't know
why that worked. I thought there might a problem with autonegotiation
of the duplex and speed settings, but on the switch side I tried all
possible settings for the duplex setting, i.e. auto, full, and half,
with all possible combinations of the speed setting, i.e. auto, 100 Mbs,
10 Mbs, but none of the nine combinations worked.
When I did get the Wii's Internet connectivity working, I captured
the traffic from/to it, so I would have a better idea of how it determines
whether it has Internet connectivity. I've recorded my notes
Configuring a Linksys BEFSR41 Router for Animal Crossing
Crossing: City Folk
, which was released on November 16, 2008 in the
U.S. allows one to visit friends who also have Wii's on which they
are running the game. But in order for someone to visit you, you must
have your router/firewall configured so that the appropriate firewall
ports are open.
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Cherry Blossoms in Animal Crossing
When a family member started playing Animal Crossing™: City Folk on her
today, which is April 1,
i.e. April Fools Day in the U.S., she found a lot
of trees she had recently planted were now red. She thought the trees had died.
But the red leaves on some trees that appear in the game from April 1 through
April 7 represent cherry blossoms.
Each year in Japan and the U.S., as well as some other countries, there
are Cherry Blossom Festivals held when the cherry blossoms appear.
Japan gave the U.S. 3,020 sakura trees, aka cherry trees, to the U.S.
in 1912 as a gesture of friendship. Those trees were planted in
Sakura Park in
Manhattan and along the
Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Japan sent another 3,800 trees to the U.S.
in 1965. The annual
National Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C. has been a popular tourist
attraction in the early spring for many years.
Also on April 1, you can get a special gift, if you speak to Tortimer,
the tortoise-like character. If you talk to him on other special days,
you can get other items from him.
To get the following of Tortimer's goods, speak to him on the corresponding
day noted below.
- Cool Globe - Nature Day
- Leaf - April Fool's Day
- Picnic Basket - Labor Day
- Resetti Model - Groundhog Day
- Sailboat Model - Explorer's Day
- Wheat Bundle - Harvest Moon
What does it mean if you have red trees ...
Date: April 5, 2008
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