3DS not finding an access point is driving me CRAZY Help required

#1 Posted by ADarkMatter (138 posts) -
So I bought a 3DS a couple of months ago and could connect it to the internet without any problem, whenever I've searched for an internet access point it would easily find it, I had it configured so that it would connect to the internet in my home but two days ago it just stopped recognizing the wireless connection and now it won't find anything when I look for "access points", previously when I wanted to configure some connection it would show all the possible connections, but now it won't find anything, even when i'm sitting half a meter from my router, I don't know what to do, I thought the 3DS capability to find an internet connection no longer worked, but earlier today it managed to find around 5 possible conections, including mine, I managed keep it connected to my internet for about half an hour and then back to nothing, and just as before, when looking for possible connections it show no results and it just says "Could not find any access points. Change your location or confirm that the acces point is active, and try again." 

I really don't know what to do, I tried everything, messing around with the router settings and that stuff, I'm no expert on this things so I'd like to know what you guys think or if you have any recommendations for me. Thanks a lot duders. 
#2 Posted by Jolt92 (1559 posts) -

I'm not sure how this works, but maybe you've turned off wireless on the 3DS? There's a slider on the right I think.

#3 Posted by ADarkMatter (138 posts) -
@Jolt92: Nope, the wireless is on and everything, when I'm at the "home" main menu of the system or however you call it, I can see on the upper left corner of the upper screen that it says enabled but with no blue reception lines, only gray, but the street pass does appear fine but I haven't street passed since then though.
#4 Posted by mabber36 (129 posts) -

back when the wii came out, the wifi connection sucked on my router

I fixed it by changing the wifi channel on my router, so try that

#5 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5278 posts) -

I take it you already reset the router? Maybe try again and leave it unplugged for about 30 seconds. It usually does the trick for me.

#6 Edited by ADarkMatter (138 posts) -
@mabber36@wolf_blitzer85: already tried both of those things with no results, I even left my router unplugged all night and still nothing, I think it's a problem with the 3DS because it's not showing any connections at all. :(
#7 Posted by mabber36 (129 posts) -

you are going to have to send it in to nintendo then

#8 Posted by Hailinel (25179 posts) -

Contact Nintendo's help line. They should have tips on what to do.

#9 Posted by ADarkMatter (138 posts) -
@Hailinel: Yeah, I'll try that, I hope I don't have to send it over... thatnks a lot.
#10 Posted by JJOR64 (19023 posts) -

Make sure there is nothing in your house that is using a wireless connection. Also a fan can mess up a wireless connection as well.

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