Hardware Wii Mini : Internet via LAN adapter and copied NetConfig

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Source: https://wiidatabase.de/wii-mini-kommt-per-lan-adapter-und-kopierter-netconfig-ins-internet/

Nintendo has not removed the network features from the Wii Mini's IOS. If the Wii LAN adapter is connected, the Internet functions work normally!

The only catch of the story: The network configuration must be manually overwritten in the NAND because the Internet settings have been removed from the menu. For this, the "config.dat" must be replaced with one that has set up a LAN connection - we have prepared one for you. This must be copied, for example, via FSToolBox to the folder "/ shared2 / sys / net / 02 /" - it is best to first dump the old file, replace it on the SD card and inject it again. Of course, this does not work until the necessary exploit has been released, so be patient!

Since the Wii Mini has only one USB port, it becomes difficult with USB loaders and simultaneous Internet. For this, for example, the Wiimmfi disc patcher should be used.

Incidentally mentioned: The Wii Mini's IOS have a strangely high version number.
 

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Seems to be very interesting. I would love to test some stuff out with the console, but I don't have one unfortunately.
 

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No so "strangely", considering the Wii-Mini was their last version of the console and the last to have a hardware revision.
They are really high, even higher than their Wii U counterparts, even though they came out roughly at the sam time. IOS80 is at v32800, while on the Wii U it's on v7200.
 
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They are really high, even higher than their Wii U counterparts, even though they came out roughly at the sam time. IOS80 is at v32800, while on the Wii U it's on v7200.
Probably to block hypothetical future disc updates on commercial discs while reserving the ability to do them in a service center?

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Interesting that they put effort into removing SD support, though (we all know that unlike for the wifi card, the regular Wii runs fine without SD)
 
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They are really high, even higher than their Wii U counterparts, even though they came out roughly at the sam time. IOS80 is at v32800, while on the Wii U it's on v7200.

That makes us think about how many "features" were added/removed on them in the meantime while the Wii got its last update up until the Wii-Mini got released.

Speaking about the hardware (the part I'm most interested on), did most features got removed compared to the ones on the Wii, like SD soldering pads and components needed for it to work?. Don't have one at hand but might get one soon, I'm looking for a good price, just hope that now that a possible hack is feasible, it doesn't get overpriced.
 

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I wonder what happens if a Wii mini tries to connect to the Shop channel.
To NUS? Probably nothing special, considering how high the IOS versions are. The Shop Channel's dead. (Long live a certain preservation archive that I would link if the rules allowed me to!)
 

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Is still possible to connect by it by thought and the servers seems to be able to tell if the connected console is a Wii or a Wii U despite the Shop cahnnel version being used (the Shop channel is slightly different on Wii U, but it can tell even if you use the Wii version and vice versa).
Although probably Nintendo didn't do anything special to the Mini.
 
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Has anyone tried this, now that the bluebomb exploit is out?
I did. The Bluebomb exploit worked perfectly on my Wii Mini. I got Homebrew, and using it I was able to get USB Loader GX, Nintendont, and Snes9x Gx on my Wii Mini. They all work splendidly. Installed WAD files with no problem. Just have to follow the official bluebomb guide.

I will try and see if the Wifi adapter works, but I'm just going to need an entire tutorial on how to get the LAN adapter working. My brain is just too small, I guess. To be honest, I'm not too interested in it. I really wanted to play CGTP-R by MrBean, and it won't work on the WIi Mini. I got the App in Homebrew menu and it just tells me to insert an SD card. I know you can use Wiimfi on a lot of games but I am only interested in CGTP. I know a lot of people who soldered on SD card slots but I know I don't have the capability to do that. But if USB to SD card adapters work, that'd be great.
 
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USB-to-SD adapters will NOT work.
If you put an SD into such an adapter and connect that to an USB port, you've effectively created a USB flash drive. If you want to play CTGP on your Wii Mini, you will need to solder in an SD card slot.
 
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USB-to-SD adapters will NOT work.
I thought so. Sucks that everything doesn't require an SD card, but this game does. It's quite a turn-off.
I do not have any soldering experience, and honestly, I am not interested in learning.
My best bet is to just get an actual Wii, I don't have to buy any adapters. I was thinking about using those Gamecube USB adapters with a USB hub plugged into the Wii Mini but I'm not sure if that will work. Letterbomb should work much easier, Bluebomb was quite annoying to perform because you have to try multiple times to get it working...you just get an original Wii and everything will work just fine.

But thanks for telling me because I bought like a ton of third party controllers and other accessories, only to find out that they won't even work! I'm getting a used original Wii for like $30, Unless you like extra work, the mini is quite irrelevant.
 
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