How can I flash/hack my DS Lite to support WPA connections?

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  1. Blazikun
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    Blazikun GBAtemp Regular

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    Let me get this clear

    1)I'm not going to unsecure my wireless connection
    2)I'm not changing to WEP encryption cos its sh*t
    3)I need to know how to hack my r4ds/ds to support WPA2-PSK encrypted networks instead of only UNSECURED or WEP.
    4) I'm not buying an adapter

    I have a DS Lite with an R4 running Wood R4 RPG, but i can switch back to regular R4 Firmware.
    I have a launchable YSMenu aswell
     
  2. cosmiccow

    cosmiccow Original Hippie

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    The DS/DS Lite don't support WPA. So you either have to live with it or get an DSi - that supports WEP as well.
     
  3. diando

    diando GBATemp™ Creepy Arceus™

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    That's your problem. I really do not care just use WEP. If not too bad. Or Get a DSi.
     
  4. Jamstruth

    Jamstruth Secondary Feline Anthropomorph

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    Its a hardware limitation so no luck mate, sorry. Get an adapter/go down to WEP security
     
  5. Blazikun
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    well thanks.
    thanks for nothing, nintendo
     
  6. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    lol.... WPA isn't much better.

    Read up on how to obscure your WiFi signal (turning off SSID broadcasting, MAC filtering, etc) and use WEP.
    If anyone wants to get on your WiFi signal bad enough, they'll get it. Period.

    Might as well enjoy yourself rather than being paranoid.
     
  7. Blazikun
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    ok but i dont want WEP. wired equivalent privacy. 3 words that sums up why i think its sh*t.
    i mean its easily cracked with aircrack. my friend had his network hacked. wpa is better.
     
  8. Jasper07

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    What's so bad about WEP? First I also had WPA but I changed it to WEP (without letting my family know cus they'll go crazy if I change anything). I haven't had any problems and I can acces wifi on my DS.
     
  9. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    WEP is not as secure as WPA.


    Think of it like this...
    WEP = a gate with a doorknob... Anyone who can turn a knob can open it with ease.
    WPA = a gate with a latch... Anyone who can operate a latch can open it with ease.
     
  10. Rydian

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    If you have to ask, you lack the skills to do it anyways.
     
  11. mysticwaterfall

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    Best right now is probably WPA2/AES, with SSID broadcast disabled, MAC filtering enabled, WiFi router access disabled, and a totally random gibberish, SSID name and long (ie, more then 36 characters) key.
     
  12. Jakob95

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

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    First thing is first why would anyone even want to hack into your WEP?
     
  13. Arp1

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    But flashcarts can't use the DSi's features. Including its WPA compatible wifi.
    EDIT: thanks for the post below [​IMG] , big mistake.
     
  14. fearofshorts

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    Fixed [​IMG]
     
  15. Jasper07

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    Yes that's true. But, anyone who can, and would want to hack a WEP encryption thing, could probably also hack one with WPA, if he/she would want to. So I don't think they are that different.
     
  16. Stropdasje

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    You can do it but you have to do a little bit of work. Take the following steps:
    - Disassemble your Nintendo DS
    - Unsolder the EPROM holding the firmware program data and read it out with an Eprom programmer ( Some EPROMs might be protected, in that case plan a break-in at the Nintendo DS design centre to obtain the source code )
    - Reverse engineer the firmware code to compilable source code (if you had to steel the source skip this step)
    - Program the WPA 2 PSK encryprion code. There are open source examples in the Linux kernel, that would be a good start (note: you may have make hardware changes to swap the WLAN chip if the chip in the DS it doesn't support WPA, in that case use another chipset and modify the driver to use that one instead.
    - Compile the program with you changes. Be sure to keep the same memory map since some games may depend upon it. If the memory of the DS is too small to hold the extra code you may have to expand that too. You may consider a hardware redesign in that case.
    - Burn your new EPROM
    - Solder the modified EPROM back into your Nintendo DS
    - Assemble your Nintendo DS

    As you see, easy and simple. Good luck and be sure to report back here, some others may be interested in your modified EPROM and the required hardware changes you had to make.

    By the way, the WPA 2 specifications are publicly available at ISO and ETSI for a small fee. There are also companies who will sell you the equipment to verify compliance with the WPA 2 standard. You have to buy a sh*tload of equipment, but hey, not a new adapter as you requested.

    Good luck!
     
  17. Porobu

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    SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TO DO
     
  18. Stropdasje

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    No kidding Sherlock!
     
  19. how_do_i_do_that

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    He already asked this in the WIFI section.

    We already told him NO.
     
  20. Stropdasje

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    I assumed he wouldn't take NO for an answer. I can't believe there are people who think a simple hack can change WEP into WPA2 PSK. Apparently they don't have a clue about the massive amount of specification and technology there is behind WLAN and its protocols and that you need either a sizable R&D department to build something like that or have to buy it from a chip vendor (who did the the R&D in that case).

    Nintendo DSses, cell Phones, flat screen televisions, PC's etc are all commodity devices but all of them are extremely complicated. Even an R4 card seems simple but isn't. Far from it. Asking to hackin some new piece of technology is absurd. Something like that can only be done if it is already in but is software wise disabled or something like that.