Blocking Updates with DNS won't allow me online.

Discussion in 'Wii U - Nintendo Network' started by viral777, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. viral777
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    I set my DNS to do not obtain, with the 168.235.92.108 & 81.4.127.20. But when I do this, for some reason my wii U won't connect to online. This dns block worked before on my internet back home. Im using my own router on my school's network. Any idea's on how I can go online while blocking updates from Nintendo? Maybe there's something I can configure in my router's settings?
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    you using CBHC i imagine? i had similar issues. removing the DNS solved it but now i obviously dont have DNS protection from any updates nintendo might launch on us in stealth mode.
     
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    Nah im not using coldboot, just haxchi
     
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    Same difference - one is cold boot and one is not the core patches are the same.

    point is, i don't know why but haxchi messes with the internet somehow. never got a confirmation or a fix for it and it was denied as being an issue. including me - that makes 3 reports so far that i am aware.

    only 1 of my 2 wii u systems are affected as well which is odd. the 32gb one has the issues, 8gb is fine.
     
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    Weird thing is tho, those 2 DNS blocks worked perfect when I was back home using my internet, I think my school somehow blocks DNS from being blocked? But my wii U is connected to MY router tho
     
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    maybe we have 2 different issues, idk
     
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    so are you just doing your thing without blocked updates? Does the wii U actually install the update or does it just download it,
     
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    i left it unblocked. i'm doubting nintendo will release a new update and its possible that the firmware showing 99.99.99 might not even trigger an update. fix94 did that just for the hell of it and who knows if it works, the wii u hasn't had an update since.

    as of now, i think the wii u is officially dead similar to how the wii was dead at 4.3. Nintendo has cut their losses. No more games, why spend the $$$ to update when piracy will not even affect the system at this point.

    i'm making a NAND back up so worst case, i can flash back to 5.5.1.