Has anyone ever received a firmware update while using Tubehax?

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  1. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I apologize for creating a noobish thread for this but since I'm planing to bring my Wii U to the internet soon in order to play Super Mario Maker online I wanted to be 100 % sure.
    Is it reported that anyone ever received an update while using Tubehax?
    I'm aware of the router nus block lists (which are not 100 % save by the way) and that I'd be safe if I plug my console off after usage but however, I want a definite answer for this.
    It's helpful for everyone here to share experiences on this.
     
  2. kumikochan

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    Nope nobody only people claiming that it did by their own mistake not setting it up properly.
     
  3. jon2491

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    Unless smea decides to remove his tubehax blacklist (lmao that would be funny) you won't be in danger.
     
  4. RemixDeluxe

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    There was a topic made last week claiming they used TubeHax and it failed on them. Like someone previously mentioned it could of very well been user fault.

    Didn't smea or whoever owns that address say it could go down on accident and it's not guarantee to block updates on the unforseen chance it does go down?
     
  5. lordelan
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    Undoubtedly :D
     
  6. tech3475

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    The only legitimate time it came close AFAIK was the browser update prompt and that was because it used a new domain which hadn't been blocked.
     
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    Also people confuse the console attempting to download the update (when it says that a error occurred) with it actually downloading the update. Even when most guides explicitly tells them about it.
     
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    even if he does I have my fallback solution (firewall URL filter):

    nus.c.shop.nintendowifi.net
    nus.cdn.c.shop.nintendowifi.net
    nus.cdn.shop.wii.com
    nus.cdn.wup.shop.nintendo.net
    nus.wup.shop.nintendo.net
    c.shop.nintendowifi.net
    cbvc.cdn.nintendo.net
    cbvc.nintendo.net
    shop.nintendowifi.net
    shop.wii.com
    shop.nintendo.net

    are blocked.

    and tubehax DNS is in my router. so no device in my net can get an update (Wii U, 3DS, N3DS). and when I want to update emunand once or twice a year, it is just 4 clicks and takes me 20 seconds to remove those 2 (dns and firewall) options.
     
  9. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Same here but there are many reports where router blocking (without Tubehax of course) lead to an update.
    I guess that's a router specific issue. Which router do you use?
     
  10. Kakkoii

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    People don't seem to understand that if Tubehax goes down, then your Wiiu won't be able to resolve ANY URLs... So there is literally no chance you would receive an update if tubehax ever went down, because you have no backup DNS listed. People claiming tubehax failed them are simply too tech illiterate, there's bound to be a few of those people.
     
  11. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    ... until the Tubehax IP is being given to someone else by random who's hosting a DNS server without the blacklist, because he's not aware what Tubehax was actually. Then there's Thanksgiving for everyone or am I wrong?

    Plus a super secret Agent 47, hired by Nintendo, could rush smea's house and remove the blacklist after killing him. Then all Wii U's with internet access are "up to date" in an instant. ;)
     
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    :rofl2: That's more than enough content for a good movie, we should make a plot and give it to steven spielberg. :grog:
     
  13. KSP

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    Aha. Already planned for that that's why I have tubehax and router blocks and my trusty tinfoil hat. Agent 47's got nothing on me.
     
  14. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Guess we'll see about that.
    big gif
     
  15. EclipseSin

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    *stares at wii u* *stares at forum* *stares at router* *stares at wii u* *stares at router* *stares back at wii u* *shrugs* Still on 5.3.2 using router only. I have a piece of junk EA6300 running DD-WRT.
     
  16. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I'm not sure whether you're some kind of suicide boy but get the goddamn Tubepax DNS in there!
     
  17. EclipseSin

    EclipseSin FullMental Trollemist

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    Nah I'm good. I use to use tubehax dns, but I just put then in my router by mac address. Much win, many easy, plenty wow

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    naddel81 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    ASUS RT-N12 (the cheapest I could get) and it blocks efficiently. Even without tubehax it wouldn't let me update to 10.7 a few weeks ago. I forgot to take the URL filter off in firewall settings.
     
  19. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    So you're blocking your Wii U completely which means no online playing?

    Thanks for the info. :)
     
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  20. EclipseSin

    EclipseSin FullMental Trollemist

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    No, I mean I have filtering set up properly to block updates (and some other stuff) for my Wii U regardless of its IP address or the DNS server its using.

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    @lordelan These URLs have been working fine to block stuff for me for a few months now.
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