[Tutorial] Blocking WiiU Update Domains With OpenDNS

Discussion in 'Wii U - Tutorials' started by TotalInsanity4, Apr 4, 2015.

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  1. Yes! I understood it and my Wii U is currently safe from updates!

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  2. Uhhhh, no... That's a lot of words...

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  3. No, but I set up my DNS settings in spite of your horribly written tutorial

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  4. Well... I followed it, but I can't get it to work for the life of me!

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  1. H3llbender

    H3llbender Cancer

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    I just went into my routers administer page and blocked the websites. I don't currently have my wii u, but will this also work?
     
  2. BullyWiiPlaza

    BullyWiiPlaza Nintendo Hacking <3

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    People want to keep using the network for online and self-hosting purposes
     
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  3. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Yes but I thought Nintendo would banned them for CFW like PS3, no ? Confusion.
     
  4. TotalInsanity4
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    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    Yup, that works just as well
     
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  5. BullyWiiPlaza

    BullyWiiPlaza Nintendo Hacking <3

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    There is no custom firmware so they can't know...
     
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  6. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Oh, interesting.
     
  7. ady199

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    Just updated to 5.5.1 and applied the TubeHaxx exploit.

    So I guess I'm all set......let's hope 'something' now get's released
     
  8. Tomobobo

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    Is there any risk of the console being updated through spotpass methods, say from another nintendo device in proximity?
     
  9. BurningDesire

    BurningDesire GBAtemp Psycho!

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    So I just did OpenDNS to my Wii U. It is on the latest firmware. I can't seem to play splatoon. It never connects to the partners device. Any thoughts?
     
  10. TrainerAbu

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    I am so freakin confused right now lmao as to which IP of mine I should've set in opendns settings (I just hit ok to the ip that automatically appeared in the boxes when setting it up the first time)
    [​IMG]
     
  11. mxg848

    mxg848 Newbie

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    so how do you play wii u games online loadiine gx2 says its offline only or am I misunderstanding something
     
  12. TotalInsanity4
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    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    You don't play online with Loadiine. You can only play online with games you own legit
     
  13. mxg848

    mxg848 Newbie

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    ok thanks
     
  14. xtremegamer

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    Why have I followed this guide perfectly, but still can't block wii u updates? I tried DNS filtering, applying domain blocks on my router, using tubehax's dns on both primary and secondary, and nothing works. I really need some help guys
     
  15. Cyan

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    how do you know it didn't work ? there's no new update.
    If you have an old system version, maybe you can see the update download progress?

    It has been said many times that OpenDNS is dangerous and can't be trusted.
    It's better to use tubehax DNS. setting the tubehax DNS on both DNS settings should work. if you are already on latest console's version you can't see if it works or not.

    edit :
    well, you can, by launching the browser and trying to go to youtube.com or one of the nintendo's blocked address.
     
  16. darky2003

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    I have the same problem.
    My ip din't change at all and i'm still able to connect to the eshop, download my games and dlc, acces YouTube...

    I'm thinking to turn of my internet connection from my wiiu.
     
  17. TotalInsanity4
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    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    I haven't updated the guide in forever, and there may be at least one more domain that needs to be added. @brienj I believe it was you who said that there was a URL that when blocked would make it so that the Wii U wouldn't ever even be able to connect to the list for updates in the first place, do you remember what that was?
     
  18. brienj

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    tagaya.wup.shop.nintendo.net

    If an update comes out after you have blocked that address, your Wii U will NEVER know about it. However, if your Wii U already knows about an update before you block that address, it will still know about it, even after blocking it.
     
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    Thank you. For anyone looking at this guide that is on 5.5.1, I HIGHLY recommend adding this to your list of domains, whether it be router blocking (recommended) or DNS blocking
     
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  20. ksanislo

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    Do you happen to know if blocking this address alone would be able to prevent updates off 5.5.1? I'd really like to avoid blocking the CDN itself with my DNS servers if there's a safe way to go about it.
     
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