Can a Wii be a WiFi Access Point?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by ericball, Jun 1, 2012.

Jun 1, 2012
  1. ericball
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    Newcomer ericball Newbie

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    I'm hoping that someone else has been down this road...

    I just got an R4 for my DSL and I want to use Wood Dumper to back up my carts & saves, but of course the DS only supports WEP and my home network is WPA. I was able to use my wife's Mac to set up an open WiFi network using Internet Sharing, but what I really want to do is set up an isolated WiFi network. I could spend $20 and buy a cheap WiFi NAT router, but I was wondering if my Wii (using Linux) could do the same thing.

    So I'd boot the Wii into Linux and use something like hostapd to put the internal WiFi interface in master mode so it can accept new connections, then use bootpd as a DHCP serever.
     
  2. KirovAir

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    Probably. But the hours of labor achieving this can not compete with purchasing a cheap router. (Which might even run dd-wrt, which is a free bonus)
     
  3. DeadlyFoez

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    I'm sure you could. Hell, you can use the wii for cracking wireless networks, so since injection does work there should be no reason why you can't. I dont know linux well enough to write a script to do that, but it shouldn't be all that hard to download the tools needed and compile them yourself on the wii. From playing around in backtrack I know that all of that is easily possible to do.

    But the thing that I do have to say is that the wii is a bitch to run linux on, and so far from me playing with the wireless.
     
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  4. Anon10W1z

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    It's more impractical to use a Wii than use a router.
     

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