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AKAIO supports the following functions over WiFi:

  • Wii Connectivity
  • Download Play
  • Multiplayer with one Game Card
  • Multiplayer with multiple Game Cards
  • Update of Loaders, Cheats, Savelist.bin and WiFi plugin over WiFi

How do I get WiFi on my Nintendo DS ?

Updating via Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Update

Start > More > Wifi Update which will bring up the Wi-Fi Update Window. For more information, features, and options in relation to this feature please view the Wi-Fi section above! If you are having problems connecting via Wi-Fi, enable "Broadcast SSID" on your wireless router.

Show on Load

When in doubt pick this option from the "File to Download" spinbox. After confirmation the user will be presented with a set of choices. Here users can pick what to update, which cheat database Web site to download from, and more.

Updating Cheats

Cheats can be updated via Wi-Fi in AKAIO. The Cheat Database updates can be updated by navigating to Start > More > Wifi Update. Select the "Cheats" option from the spin box and select "OK". AKAIO will automatically download and uncompress the newest cheat database.


Updating Loaders

The current loaders for the AK+, AK2/AK2I, and R.P.G. can also be downloaded via this Wi-Fi update section as well. While all loaders are packaged with each revision of AKAIO, the Wi-Fi update will only download the loader for the kit you are using. (IE: ak2loader if you are using the Acekard 2/2.1/2i). Users can search the loader database for 3 or 5 matching files going back 15 days by adjusting the "Previous Files" option.

The Wi-Fi update is intelligent, it will only update the loaders you need. If you wish to remove the R.P.G. and AK+ loaders from your AKAIO install, the updater will not replace them.

Updating Savelist.bin

R.P.G. owners can update to the latest "savelist.bin" via Wi-Fi by selecting the "savelist.bin" button in the Wi-Fi Update options window

Updating Wi-Fi Plugin

Users can update the Wi-Fi plugin itself. The actual plugin is updated often to fix known issues. A manual install of the most recent plugin may be required in order to use this feature, depending on the version number of your AKAIO install. The most current install of AKAIO includes an updated Wi-Fi plugin. Users can search the loader database for 3 or 5 matching files going back 15 days by adjusting the "Previous Files" option.

Get What's New Text

Enabling the "Get What's New" feature of the Wi-Fi updater will allow you to see developer's comments before deciding to update.

Previous Files

This section allows the user to search for 3 or 5 matching files going back 15 days. The options are No, 3, or 5. The option of 3 will query the server for Wi-Fi plugin or Loader updates going back 15 days. If 3 matches are found the user will be presented with options on which to download and install. This feature can be used when it is deemed necessary to load a previous version.


  • I am having AK2.1-to-AK2.1 local Wi-Fi problems, why?

This is a hardware limitation and not an AKAIO problem. Please contact [email protected] with your concerns.

  • I am having DS Download Play issues with my Acekard products, what should I do?

You should attempt do debug this problem by running your back-up ROM with various patches enabled or disabled. The reason for this is because all of the patches require an area of RAM to work. The game must also load code into RAM. The original game code was not written for ROMs running on Flash Linkers. As a result it may use up the full amount of RAM without any assumptions that other code might require it. Soft-reset, Cheats, etc will all use a portion of RAM. If that portion is overwritten by the game code that patch will fail to work, and/or the game may fail to load. So yes, turning off all patches but download play may fix the issue. Please list any fixes you find at the GBATemp's AKAIO ROM Compatibility article.

  • When can I expect Wii connectivity with my Acekards?

The AKAIO team has worked to solve this issue, as of AKAIO v1.5 most ROMs have supported Wii connectivity. Future ROMs dumps with Wii connectivity are not guaranteed to work.

  • How do I use the Wii connectivity option in AKAIO?

As of AKAIO 1.5 you can now connect your NDS to the Wii in games such as Pokemon Battle Revolution, My pokemon ranch and other titles. Using the latest loader you will need to hold "X" while loading the game in order for it to work.

  • I turned off Download-play and my games seem faster, why?

As of AKAIO 1.5.1 in game execution is improved by turning off the Download-play feature. This is an undocumented hidden feature. The user should notice some speed improvements.