Wii U: The Most Common Console Problems & How to Fix Them

Internet Connection


Fixya users have reported difficulties accessing the Internet with their Wii U. Whether an internet connection be needed to download a system update, game update, play online, or stream online media, losing internet connection with your Wii U can pose some significant issues with your ability to use the console.

If you’re having issues connecting to the Internet with the Wii U, run through the following steps:

– Reset your Nintendo Wii U by turning off the console for two minutes, unplugging all of the cords associated with the device, and then plugging it back in.
– Unplug your modem and router; leave them off for one minute, and plug them back in. After waiting for the modem and router to reconnect to the Internet, boot up your Wii U and attempt to access the Internet.
– Move your modem and router closer to where you have your Wii U set up. Oftentimes moving your modem and router into the room where your Wii U is located not only allows for internet access but will also the improve the performance of your online needs.
– Turn off your router’s firewall to ensure that any online gaming or media consumption can proceed unblocked. Oftentimes a firewall on your router will kick you out of online games against other players.


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jose guillen

Hey i know wat to do if you reset the wii u and do the install also do the update right there.. it well work

Jonathan Gomez

I bought a wii u with someones user id but it got bloked and I cant make a new user id because it ask me for the parental code password and I dont know it it doesnt even let go to settings cause I need the password of the recent user and I dont know it…hope you guys could help me and thanks a lot for your comments

Zach Williams

My wii u gampad sceen had a crack inside its an impact what should i do


My Wii U system and console is not connecting . It tell me it to far from the console. I am not far. It also tell me low battery. Did everything they told me to do. They say my warranty expire . They only take credit cards . No check. I do not have credit card. Need to write a check. Where can I get it fix in Waco, Texas.


I cannot get my wii u to switch into the wii menu to play wii games the remote will not give me the hand what can I do?


My game pad occasionally makes noises when using the volume on it
Can anyone help me out


My wii u froze when I was watching YouTube and my wii u won’t connect to the console. And mom getting mad because the final splatters is on Friday and I want to play it but this happened to me. What can I do??????? Please help


the gamepad works but the console is flashing red then blank on and on plz tell me whats happening because when i go on a game or youtube it says could not connect to the wii u console and says to get closer and turn it off then on and i tried that it still did nog work.

wii u minecraft lover

my wii u game pad dies in less then one minete and i can’t chane the game pad that i use to the other one plz help me


is there a fault with my wii u as my game pad takes ages to warm up before i can use it like sometimes half hour to a hour ???


My wii u Will not show up on my tv and the game pad will not link to the console


My WIi U is stuck in the youtube app and won’t do anything. Please help.

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