Error code 180-0516

Applies to: Wii U


What does this error code mean?

This error code indicates that either you or the other players you are connecting with are experiencing a problem with the network environment, and this is causing the difficulties for communication and online matchmaking.

What can I do?

Please try the following Advanced Solutions. If you’re unsure about following the instructions, please ask a friend or family member to help you.

1. Enable DMZ (Demilitarised Zone) on your router

a) First, please make sure an IP address is manually assigned to your Wii U system before enabling the DMZ mode.

b) Log in to your router’s setup page.

c) Find “DMZ” or “Demilitarised Zone”. It depends on the router where it’s nested, but you’ll probably find it under Security, Application, Firewall or Gaming, etc.

d) Follow the instructions from your provider and enable the DMZ feature.

e) Enter the IP address of your Wii U system.

f) Apply/Save the changes.

g) Try to connect online with your system, and check if you can play against other players without problems. Please note: it may take for a short while until the DMZ settings are applied.

2. Port Forwarding

a) First, please make sure an IP address is manually assigned to your Wii U system before setting up port forwarding.

b) Log in to your router’s setup page.

c) Find “Port Forwarding”. It depends on the router, but you’ll probably find it under Security, Application, Firewall or Gaming, etc.

d) Enter required information:

[Ports] 442 - 445 and 28000 - 29500

[UDP] Allow traffic to all addresses. This is necessary for the peer-to-peer connection during the game (Ports 1 - 65000)

e) Enter the IP address of your Wii U system.

f) Apply/Save the changes.

g) Try to connect online with your system, and check if you can play against other players without problems. It may take for a short while until the port forwarding settings are applied.

If the solutions suggested above don’t solve your issue, please Contact Us with the following information:

  • Name of your internet service provider.
  • Name of the manufacturer and the brand of your network device (Wi-Fi access point, WLAN router, etc.).
  • Serial number of your Wii U console.


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