How to block Wii u from update using fiddler instead of public DNS?

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  1. itsjch
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    Hi have a program call fiddler it can drop connections to websites could I use this for the Wii U to prevent 5.5.2 and what URL's do I need?
     
  2. jbaggs

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    The easiest method by far is using your routers url blocking features if it has that option - which I feel the majority of routers do have (or should. if it doesn't check for firmware upgrade).

    If not just follow one of the many guides here that go over the steps to change your Wii U dns servers. You can find them just by looking at the stickies or searching. They also contain the urls you need to block
     
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    Also, I’d like to piggyback off your suggestion: if your router doesn’t have this feature, look into custom firmware like DDWRT. I used to use that for my old Linksys router.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that fiddler is just for traffic on your PC. I third the router option.
     
  5. MattKimura

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    Dunno why people find the need for url filtering when DNS alone blocks the updates. You can even take it further by deleting the update folder from the system to prevent updating entirely.
     
  6. Nigleet

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    1) I find it convenient. I have multiple Wii U's, easier to set one thing rather than from the Wii U settings.
    2) Some people have the tendency to recreate wi-fi connections, not realizing that they would need to setup the DNS settings again for the new connection.

    I get where you're coming from, but there are some reasons.
     
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    Deleting the update folder blocks updates without needing a DNS or proxy.
     
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    The best method so far is delete update foler using ftp everywhere.
     
  9. Nigleet

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    I'm well aware of that. What I have
    I'm aware of that. Perhaps I'll have to pursue that option at some point, but I already have everything setup from a past perspective and it simply works.
     
  10. itsjch
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    Everyone please I do not want to use public DNS i dont trust them they might spy on traffic and I get paranoid about that I want to run it via fiddler is it possible or not?
     
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    yes its possible
     
  12. Ryccardo

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    It has a misleading "capture traffic" option (press F12) that actually only enables it as your computer's proxy, but there's a separate option to make it accept connections from other computers

    Not familiar on how to blacklist some domains without being in approve/edit-every-request mode (F9) though
     
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    Should be able to map to nothing.
     
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    Is there any downside to deleting the Update folder from a Wii U system?
     
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  16. Nigleet

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    Not really.