How do I hacked up a Wii browser?

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Heran Bago, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Heran Bago

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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:
    This is a beta, btw. =P

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  2. Vangar

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

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    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.
     
  4. Quickman

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    omg porjcet
    He neglects to mention the part I played in this development. =P
     
  5. Heran Bago

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

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    Update!

    Someone call lostgame, it works with Macs now.

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

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    Where's the Host config file on Linux systems?
     
  8. Aurochs

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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.
     
  9. Super

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    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. 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)
     
  11. Miles Prower

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    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. 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!
     
  13. Guess Who

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    lol
    New firmware update kills this hack. :|
     
  14. Techokami

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    Wait what? Elaborate please.
     
  15. Tom41

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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?
     
  16. NickW

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    As far as I know, it is just a one time fee.
     
  17. Rarmander

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    :rolleyes: I thought it was free if you got it before June.
     
  18. Guess Who

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    The new firmware update points the browser to the IP instead of the domain to bypass these hacks. Obviously, if you can find the server's IP you can fix that, but the original hack doesn't work.

    Also, the Opera browser isn't officially out yet, which is why this hack exists. :P It will be free as long as you get it before June.
     
  19. Techokami

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    Ah, that's why the firmware update mucked things up. Hangon, I'll get the server's IP in a bit.

    EDIT: 209.67.106.203
     
  20. Vangar

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    And so know, just put that IP in the place of the old one.