Mario Kart DS and Clearwire

I picked up a copy of Mario Kart for the DS over the weekend and have been having a great time ploughing through the 50cc and 100cc tournaments. How quickly my muscle memory has returned! Even cuter is the inclusion of some ‘retro’ tracks – courses I haven’t played since my SNES packed it in almost 10 years ago.

One of the major draws of Mario Kart DS is the wireless multiplayer option. Mario Kart has always been about the multiplayer, and the idea of being able to race against people around the world (as well as DS-toting friends) is almost too much to handle. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to get connected to the Nintendo Wifi service from home. Or I do get a connection, but it drops while searching for other players.

I’ve run a few checks on the traffic and it doesn’t seem to have a problem on my network. Now, I’ve heard rumours of Clearwire blocking a lot of stuff, mainly P2P and VoIP things, so this could be the problem. Anyone had any problems with Clearwire blocking stuff?

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3 thoughts on “Mario Kart DS and Clearwire

  1. Joanne says:

    I’ve had problems with streaming radio and even MSN where they just won’t connect.

    It’s definitely clearwire.

    Dude, even with the hassle of eircom, If I were you i’d get some independent guy to come in and recable your phone line and get Smart telecom. Fuck this clearwire shit.

    Google them and see what they’re like in the USA. They block EVERYTHING. They were ordered by the head dudes in the USA to start blocking shit here so it’s not gonna get any better.

  2. Cliph says:

    Do you bring the blue sparks?

    I have MK DS ordered and it should arrive tomorrow or the next day, I’ll let you know how I get on using it with my AP (Linksys WAP11) at home. I’ve heard a report that some people had difficulty getting MK DS to work using the wireless in Solas.

    Also, what Jo said about Clearwire is very disappointing. I like, nay, demand of my ISP to be a clear-carrier (is that the term? I forget) insofar as is possible.

    BTW, have you noticed that:

    You are looking at the movie reviews on lowbrowculture. So far, I have reviewed 6 movies.

    Is displayed at the bottom of this article, even though it isn’t a movie review.

  3. John Kelly says:

    Absolutely right – I forgot an “if” to stop it trying to appear in normal pages. Cheers!

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