NDS tethering homebrew. Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Gunfreak11, Aug 20, 2010.

Aug 20, 2010
  1. Gunfreak11
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    I'm sure a signifigant portion of people here own an NDS and a Wii. Furthermore, I'm sure a portion of those use WPA, an encryption that the Wii can use, but not the DS.

    My thought is that maybe through the use of bootmii, we could hack the Wii into acting as a bridge, accepting connections from a DS through WEP Open and then passing it along to the WPA router. This would allow us to keep our security in place, but we still have the conveniences of being able to play online with our DSs.

    On another note, is there a way to rip the WiFi key used from the Wii? What about if we have it in its still encrypted state?
     
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    I dont think it would be possible with bootmii as its a recovery mode which turns everything except wired input (gamecube controller) and sd storage off

    Someone could make an app but that app would need to be open to keep the connection open its pointless
     
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    just switch to WEP. most routers can do both. why make things more complicated then they have to be?
     
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    Because WEP is incredibly insecure. Especially if you also have PC's on that same router it's a really bad idea.
     
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    Use a MAC address filter in combination with WEP. Can't get any more secure then that.
     
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    Even unencrypypted + disabled DCHP and custom IP settings is fine.
     
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    I'll have to try that out.
     
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    The problem I've found is that the DS can't connect to an ad-hoc network, unless it's made by the Nintendo Wifi USB adapter thingy. I've tried connecting both the Wii and the DS to ad-hoc networks created by both my laptop and my iPhone, and neither has worked. Given that this is most likely how such a tethering application would be implemented, I find it doubtful that it would work.
     

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