No Internet Channel

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by belgatom, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. belgatom

    belgatom Member

    Sep 13, 2009
    Bit of a problem here.

    Friend of mine got his hands on a 4.2E Wii which he softmodded. Before he softmodded, he tried to install the internet channel but this required him to update to 4.3, which he didn't want to do as he was going to follow a 4.2E softmod tutorial. So, now he has a great Wii with all the Homebrew and Wad installations you could wish for, but no internet channel.

    We looked around for a homebrew version of a browser (that supports YouTube as it's the Youtube that he wants to use on the Wii) but couldn't find one.

    Anybody have a solution, workaround or homebrew app suggestion to this conundrum? You help will be gratefully appreciated.
  2. daxtsu

    daxtsu GBAtemp Guru

    Jun 9, 2007
    What do you mean it wanted him to update to 4.3? The shop channel asked him to? Just have him update the IOS 56 and Shop channel[install them with modmii or nusd] and then he should be able to get it right from the shop.

    Edit: Fixed the IOS the shop needs.
  3. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

    Mar 31, 2009
    United States
    Use Dop-Mii to update IOS56 and the shop channel, then download the Internet channel.
  4. diddy81

    diddy81 Wii Theme Team

    Mar 14, 2009
  5. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

    May 11, 2008
    United States
    The Wii Shop Channel needs to be updated to the latest version, along with IOS56. Once this is completed, your friend can download the Internet Channel through normal means. One of the easiest ways to update the Wii Shop Channel and all of the system's IOS files is to follow this guide and skip to part titled Update to 4.2.
  6. CEpeep

    CEpeep Member

    Aug 29, 2008
    United States
    It's also possible to install the Internet Channel via a WAD file, if that's more your thing.
  7. ciris

    ciris GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 3, 2009
    United States
    I had to get rid of my internet channel to make room on my nand for game saves. Browsing the net on the wii sux arse anyway. Try it out and see if you like it but I think using it will be very short lived.