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How do I hacked up a Wii browser?

#1 User is offline Heran Bago 

Posted 27 November 2006 - 03:06 AM

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Go here now: http://heranbago.com/wii/
Or just get the host file here: http://heranbago.com/wii/hosts.zip
This is faster, easier, and free in comparison to the other "hack."
It tweaks your localhost file rather than DNS.

It's as easy as copying or editing a file on your computer. It'll only work if your Wii connects to the internet through your computer though!


Manual explanation:

me said:

Go to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\"
Open up the file "hosts" in notepad.

See this part?
127.0.0.1	   localhost


Change it to:
127.0.0.1	   localhost
72.41.109.2	 oss.shop.wii.com


Make sure the "localhost" and "oss.shop.wii.com" line up!

When you load the Wii shop channel my webspace slingshots to google. Amazing!
Now running perfect on my official WiFi dongle!

This is a beta, btw. =P

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 03:30 AM

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Whaoahohohoh that's a good squishie. Now I wait for the Australian release of the wii.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 03:37 AM

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View PostVangar, on Nov 27 2006, 12:30 AM, said:

Whaoahohohoh that's a good squishie.

TOTALLY get the reference you made.

Oh, on a slightly topic related note: This Heran character clearly should not be techie. It's not like he knows a thing or two. ;) Very noice shit man. Props.
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View PostShade, on Nov 27 2006, 08:37 AM, said:

View PostVangar, on Nov 27 2006, 12:30 AM, said:

Whaoahohohoh that's a good squishie.

TOTALLY get the reference you made.

Oh, on a slightly topic related note: This Heran character clearly should not be techie. It's not like he knows a thing or two. ;) Very noice shit man. Props.

He neglects to mention the part I played in this development. =P

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View PostQuickman, on Nov 27 2006, 03:50 AM, said:

View PostShade, on Nov 27 2006, 08:37 AM, said:

View PostVangar, on Nov 27 2006, 12:30 AM, said:

Whaoahohohoh that's a good squishie.

TOTALLY get the reference you made.

Oh, on a slightly topic related note: This Heran character clearly should not be techie. It's not like he knows a thing or two. ;) Very noice shit man. Props.

He neglects to mention the part I played in this development. =P


Ah yes! Quickmaaaaan pointed me in the direction of using the host file over DNS bullshit. Good show!

#6 User is offline Heran Bago 

Posted 28 November 2006 - 03:28 AM

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Update!

Someone call lostgame, it works with Macs now.

Also, I thanks Wuickman ON THE PAGE now. Woots!
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 02:48 PM

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Where's the Host config file on Linux systems?

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 03:43 PM

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On Windows:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

On Linux, BSD, *nix, Mac OSX:

/etc/hosts

o wau, that was easy.

NOTE: You'll need to be superuser to edit this file. On Windows, log in as administrator. POSIX systems will do fine with su or sudo.
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View PostHeran Bago, on Nov 28 2006, 03:28 AM, said:

Update!

Someone call lostgame, it works with Macs now.

Also, I thanks Wuickman ON THE PAGE now. Woots!


Hmm... This Wuickman you speak of... Is he a follower of the Quikie cult? [/shot]

This seems interesting, but unfourtunatly, most of us do not have the moolah for a Wii. And by most of us, my ego says 'me.'

#10 User is offline Techokami 

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Heh, I was using gL's portal (which adds in Back, Forward, and Refresh buttons, as well as a link to Google)

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View PostAurochs, on Nov 28 2006, 09:43 PM, said:

On Linux, BSD, *nix, Mac OSX:

/etc/hosts

o wau, that was easy.

NOTE: You'll need to be superuser to edit this file. On Windows, log in as administrator. POSIX systems will do fine with su or sudo.
Thank you, sir. I'm pretty sure some minor tweaks will be needed for the European version, I doubt the Shop Channel will try to connect to the same site. Not much of a problem.

#12 User is offline Heran Bago 

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lol wuickman.

Also, I might use someone else's portal for the navigation functionality, but I'm lazy.

This could be used to point the Wii shop channel to japan or europe's shop channel, so more VC titles available!
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New firmware update kills this hack. :|

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View Postguess_who, on Nov 30 2006, 05:18 AM, said:

New firmware update kills this hack. :|

Wait what? Elaborate please.

#15 User is offline Tom41 

Posted 30 November 2006 - 04:53 PM

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What I think is that with the Wii being connected to the Internet, firmware updates can be downloaded (and installed) instantly when they're released by Nintendo. They are probably aware of this browser hack already, and have put some added protection in the firmware to stop you abusing it like this.

What was the function of this hack anyway? To use the Wii's browser without paying for it on the Shop channel? To load homebrew apps easily?

Also, is the Wii browser on the Shop channel a one-time purchase, or do you pay a monthly subscription to keep using it? Or is it (horror of horrors) billed per minute, like when you use wi-fi at public hotspots?

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