Blocking 3DS updates by server?

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  1. Munshine
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    Hi.

    I have a 3DS 4.5 using Gateway. It has no emunand and I have never connected it to the internet. I wanted to know if it is possible to obtain the URLs of the server that the 3DS gets the updates from so they can be blocked locally and so the 3DS can't ever download them.

    Is this possible?
     
  2. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

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    Why not just leave the wifi switch off and not set up any wifi settings? That should be more than sufficient, unless you plan to take it with you, in which case router-based blocking wouldn't work anyway.
     
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    I would like to obtain the newest puzzle swap panels. I think they can only be obtained through spotpass. Therefore I would need to allow the 3DS to access the internet
     
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    xBleedingSoulx GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    When it asks you to update you could just click, "No".
     
  5. IronClouds

    IronClouds GBAtemp's Pokébro

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    Why doesn't anyone just answer his question instead of making suggestions he clearly doesn't want to do?
     
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    Maybe nobody knows :P
     
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    Lol yeah, I kinda figured when the second response was an unhelpful "just click 'No.' "

    It's like, seriously?
     
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    I'm not sure if the data comes from (nus.cdn.c.shop.nintendowifi.net)?
    Does anyone have any information about what is on this server?
     
  11. Arras

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    nus is the Nintendo Update Server, so I'd assume it's one of these two:
    nus.cdn.c.shop.nintendowifi.net
    nus.c.shop.nintendowifi.net
     
  12. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    I asked 3DSGuy the same question a long time ago, his reply was;

     
  13. Snailface

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    I was able to get all my panels by updating with emunand. The update seems to attach itself to the emunand partiton on the SD (and not realnand) and only prompts for an update once (there is no nag for some reason, i guess emunand breaks it). To be safe, just make sure your realnand's internet settings are cleared and you're not near an attwifi hotspot.

    Somebody correct me if my advice is wrong, but this reflects my experience.
     
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    So it's enough to put DNS stubs for the nus.cdn.c.shop.nintendowifi.net & nus.c.shop.nintendowifi.net?
     
  15. 4scarrs

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    Has anyone tested this? I want to block update check but not eshop.
     
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    grasuxxl Newbie

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    Which ones if want to use eshop?!
     
  17. tony_2018

    tony_2018 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Block access from router.
     
  18. grasuxxl

    grasuxxl Newbie

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    Yes but what domains/ip to block from router?!I want to use eshop...
     
  19. dkabot

    dkabot Better With Others' Systems Than Their Own

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    Either try it and see if you can get the desired result or pick your poison.
    Nintendo doesn't exactly design the thing for you to block updates, and it makes perfect sense to use their eShop infrastructure for updates.
    If you can fiddle the URLS until it works, great for you, but it's entirely possible that it's just not possible.