Wondering if one could use tubehax and OpenDNS?

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  1. Wii dUde
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    Hello everyone. I want to block updates on my 5.5.0 Wii U. I have read the
    The Definitive Guide to Wii U Hacking (yes I copy and pasted:lol:) and have got out of it 3 ways to block:
    1. Block your Wii U's MAC Address- I do not want to do this, as I use internet.

    2.Block by URL Filtering- I do not want block it in my router, as I want to keep it clean (it's shared) and because I don't know how.:P So instead I use OpenDns. But recently I have read the posts that say OpenDNS is not a 100% safe guard. ( And because I have a dynamic, the OpenDNS app was closed and my Wii U auto updated from 5.3.2 to 5.5.0:cry:)

    3.Use TubeHax DNS and nallar's DNS- I will start off by saying that I don't use youtube on my Wii U so it will not be a problem. I have considered going to this but I don't know if it will be safe to because I already have OpenDNS setup.

    So, I was wondering if I could use tubehax, while OpenDNS is still doing it's stuff. (I know that I probably cannot use them at the same time as they both use the DNS settings.)

    Also one last thing. I would like to thank the people making this possible and have a question. What type of code do they use? I myself have no idea how to code but I was just curious about how they work their stuff.

    Thank you.
     
  2. pedro702

    pedro702 GBAtemp Guru

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    why would you need opendns if tubehax will never fail?

    even if tubehax was taken down someday you would only loose your internet connection.
     
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  3. Wii dUde
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    Thank you for your input. So I assume I can have 2 internet connections on my Wii U? One for tubehax and another for opendns? I will set the tubehax as the primary one. Or should I just delete the opendns one and use a new tubehax connection? Will anything bad happen if I have opendns but not use it? And I have recently found out about Proxy filtering. So would tubehax or that be safer?

    Thank you.
     
  4. WiiU

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    I just use tubehax and it has worked well.
     
  5. pedro702

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    you should just use tubehax and not even care about opendns.
     
  6. Wii dUde
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    Thank you very much you guys. I put in the DNS's (both nallar's and tubehax) but when I test the NSLOOKUP website for tubehax and nallar's , tubehax comes up with ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached
    while nallar's comes out with: DNS server handling your query: localhost
    DNS server's address: 127.0.0.1#53

    Name: nus.c.shop.nintendowifi.net
    Address: 127.0.0.1
    EDIT: I've tested both on my computer and wii u.
     
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  7. Ericzander

    Ericzander I used hax to get yellow name

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    I used OpenDNS up until Tubehax came out and quickly made the switch. There's no reason not to do it unless you really want YouTube (which you don't!) Just remove the OpenDNS connection all together.
     
  8. Wii dUde
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    Okay. I have removed it from my Wii U. I've done the test again, but the result is still the same(I'm suppose to be doing the test from my computer right? Or is it my wii u?) So what I can tell is nallars is working but I cannot comfirm for tubehax.
     
  9. pedro702

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    you put the dns on your wiiu connection settings not your computer ...
     
  10. Ericzander

    Ericzander I used hax to get yellow name

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    Follow that minute long video. All you do is change your DNS on your console. Nothing else to worry about.
     
  11. ChronoX_

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    I just tested the Tubehax dns on my computer and I was still able to ping some of the Nintendo URLs, are you sure it's safe?
    I believe 2 out of 5 URLs pointed to 127.0.0.1 but the others still replied.
     
  12. Ericzander

    Ericzander I used hax to get yellow name

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    I'm positive that it's safe. If you want I can go and take a picture of my Wii U with the red x over the downloads.
     
  13. ChronoX_

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    Oh I don't need a picture, it's just weird that some of the URLs still respond to ping. I thought they were supposed to all point to localhost...
     
  14. Wii dUde
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    Thank you for the easy and short tutorial. I don't need eshop or youtube so this is the perfect solution. My question is solved. Thank you to everyone.
     
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  15. ByteBite

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    TubeHax is all you need.
     
  16. pedro702

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    of course they do tubehax only blocks update servers, it leaves e shop open and internet gameplay tubehax only blocks what needs blocking.