Wii Update Problems

Posted by rjayb89 (7713 posts) -

For the past day or so I've been trying to update my niece's Wii because I got her Kirby's Epic Yarn for Christmas. And yes, it's not even Christmas but hey, I really want to play it, too. The problem is is that the Wii requires an update before we can even play it. I've tried: 
 

  • Unplugging the router 
  • Setting the wireless router to channels 1, then 11, then 1 again (from default channel 6) 
  • Tried updating through the Wii settings, through the game disc (which comes up with a prompt that says it'll use the Internet, blah, blah), and even through the Wii Shop Channel (which comes up with the same prompt essentially making it impossible for my niece to buy anything else with her Wii points)  
  • Turning off and unplugging the Wii after completing each of the above  
    
The last time I tried to see if it'll complete over time it was set on channel 11, it's within 10 feet of the wireless router it's trying to download stuff from, no disc inside, and 12 hours (left on overnight) of waiting time.

Any suggestions? I'd rather not format the Wii's memory since I don't have an SD card handy and I don't trust how the Wii handles that kind of stuff since there are a few downloadable games on it.
#1 Posted by rjayb89 (7713 posts) -

For the past day or so I've been trying to update my niece's Wii because I got her Kirby's Epic Yarn for Christmas. And yes, it's not even Christmas but hey, I really want to play it, too. The problem is is that the Wii requires an update before we can even play it. I've tried: 
 

  • Unplugging the router 
  • Setting the wireless router to channels 1, then 11, then 1 again (from default channel 6) 
  • Tried updating through the Wii settings, through the game disc (which comes up with a prompt that says it'll use the Internet, blah, blah), and even through the Wii Shop Channel (which comes up with the same prompt essentially making it impossible for my niece to buy anything else with her Wii points)  
  • Turning off and unplugging the Wii after completing each of the above  
    
The last time I tried to see if it'll complete over time it was set on channel 11, it's within 10 feet of the wireless router it's trying to download stuff from, no disc inside, and 12 hours (left on overnight) of waiting time.

Any suggestions? I'd rather not format the Wii's memory since I don't have an SD card handy and I don't trust how the Wii handles that kind of stuff since there are a few downloadable games on it.
#2 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

Try deleting all the internet connections. Then re-enter all the connections again. Usually this happens if you change any of your wireless settings.

#3 Posted by JJOR64 (18782 posts) -

Doesn't the game come with the update right on the disk?

#4 Posted by Hailinel (22704 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" Doesn't the game come with the update right on the disk? "
Required updates are usually put on Nintendo's first-party titles.  An internet connection shouldn't be required.
#5 Posted by Apathylad (3065 posts) -

It should update with the firmware that's on the disc. It has with previous Nintendo games I've bought.

#6 Posted by rjayb89 (7713 posts) -
@ch13696: Thank you for the suggestion, but no dice. 
 
I cleared all connection settings, re-entered router information, tried to update it, took a shower, and it was still at the same place the progress bar has been.  Two centimeters from the left. 
 
@JJOR64: @Hailinel: @Apathylad: I am now trying this out.  I'm sure I've done this before but forgot to mention it, but the progress bar is slightly more full than it has been (2 cm) that my niece even noticed.  Since (I don't think) it prompted me it was going to require an Internet connection, maybe it'll be fine if I give it time (which I am).
#7 Posted by rjayb89 (7713 posts) -

It just ain't happening.  It just ain't... happening.
 
If I have to resort to using an SD memory card then I will.  If I have to reformat my Wii for Kirby then I shall.  Not anytime soon though.  =(

#8 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (5794 posts) -

I had a similar problem and fixed it by changing the DNS number to an open one.  Try looking up OpenDNS for those numbers and then entering those in when you set up your network settings.

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