Connect to Network W/O internet?

Discussion in 'Wii - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection' started by EtherealX, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. EtherealX

    EtherealX GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 14, 2009
    United States
    Been awhile since I've been on the scene, so not sure if this is possible now. Search isn't helpful. :(

    So, I'm trying to connect a Wii to a local network that has NO internet connectivity. This is to be used strictly for local media sharing. I don't want internet running through this particular network. In my attempts, the Wii is unable to successfully connect to the network connection unless there is internet connectivity tied in. Is there any way to force the connection to be successful without internet?

    Just so the bases are covered here, the wifi works -- other devices can connect to it. The Wii works, it can connect to other networks (that have internet tied in, of course.) I'm running a 4.2U softmodded Wii so can use any tools that might be available. Also, the network in question is unable to have temporary internet connectivity to complete the test.

    Any suggestions? -TIA
  2. popoffka

    popoffka GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 9, 2009
    Well, here are what I can think off:
    1. Somehow add internet connectivity to this network once, add it in wii's settings and then remove the connectivity from the network
    2. Somehow emulate nintendo's connectivity test servers.
  3. Am0s

    Am0s Mojo Risin

    Jul 9, 2009

    ok only thing comes to mind when you say the wii connection is ok when their is activity, when connected to the network, change the router settings and take off connect on demand, that way the wii's connection will remain active even if there is no traffic.

    connect on demand is ok but for such devices who have to initialize the connection only to find out the program has timed out and then you have to start process again