WiFi Nintendo-DS and FreeBSD

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Tue Nov 1 10:41:15 PST 2005

On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 01:48:57PM +0100, Dick Hoogendijk wrote:
> In november my DS goes WiFi (in Holland).
> Naturaly I want to play games that support this feature.
> (MarioKart-DS i.e.) at home ;-)
> The FreeBSD related question is:
> My main server runs 4.11-stable, some other machines run 5.4
> What do I have to do to give this DS wireless access to the net?
> What is the best approach?
> Only my main server is 24/7 connected (without a hardware router;-)
> Do I put a wireless card in this machine?
> Is this possible or do I have to upgrade FreeBSD to 6.0 to have WiFi?
> It's all new to me (this wireless stuff). All my machines are wired.
> So I can use some tips, reading points or suggestions from you.

Verify that a card contains a supported chip before you buy it. some
manufacturers change chipsets without changing the model number.

The handbook has a section on wireless networking:

Some stuff about setting up a secure connection:

Apparently the standard encryption (WEP) is not very secure and easily

At least you should have the firewall reject any packets whose MAC
address doesn't match your DS and/or laptop. And you should probably
restrict the ports that can be accessed via the wireless link.

R.F.Smith (http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/) Please send e-mail as plain text.
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