[Release] LocalDNS a new way to block updates

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  1. Scoop111

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    See my edit above.
     


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    Glad you solved it,branded routers, the worst.
    Also, Vodafone forces its Dns you can't do anything about it
     
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    Seriously? Didn't know that. Great...
     
  4. brienj

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    Great program, I made a GUI for Windows users. Instead of creating a whole new fork for just Windows users, I made this simple GUI that will run the console program in a GUI window form. There is a start and stop button on the form. There is a system-tray menu, right-click it and you can click on show/hide to hide the form, or show it again. The DNS server will automatically stop when you exit the GUI. I just made this mainly for people that don't want a console window always open on their desktop while running the program. Hope some people can get some use out of it.

    Right now it just uses the default rules.txt, I'll eventually update it to select the options you want. I will also make a new icon for it, if anyone is good at making an icon, or if people like this, I'm open for a new icon, I just used what I had.

    Updated program, go to link in next post.
     
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    Just published version 1.1, now supports windows xp so you can run it on older pcs
     
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    Whoa! I'll look further doing this!
     
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    Bumping this, since the WiiU 5.5.2 update is live. I just tested this again on my 5.5.1 console and can confirm it still works. This is handy if your router does not support IP/DNS filtering or you don't want to rely on the public DNS server, which can go down at times. I have also used for the 3DS in the past too.
     
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    I can also confirm this has blocked the 5.5.2 update on our Wii-U console and the download manager says "Unable to connect to the server".

    Is there anything else we should be doing now this new update is out ? Don't have a custom firmware or anything like that.

    Thanks.
     
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    Just updated the rules to block switch updates.