Offline Network Enabler

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Offline Network Enabler
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TypeSystem tool
Source Included
Downloadable via the Homebrew Browser
Downloadable via the Open Shop Channel
Wiimote1.svg GameCube Controller

This homebrew application makes permanent changes to the Wii's NAND, thus, this application should be used with caution.

It is recommended to have a NAND backup with either BootMii as boot2 or Priiloader with BootMii as IOS installed before proceeding with the usage of this application.

When you set up a network connection through the Wii's system menu, if there's no internet access the connection can't be used, so if you don't have internet access from your Wii you can't use networking features of applications like WiiMC, ftpii, wiiload...

So this application, based on the code of fstoolbox for nand access will allow you to enable and set one of the 3 connections as default, meaning you can use networking without internet access.

Warning: this application writes to the nand, it has been tested on my wii without problems, it -should- be as trustable as fstoolbox is.

How to use

  • Configure a network connection (wifi or cable) through the Wii's system menu configuration screen, for example, connection 2.
  • If you don't have internet access, the connection test will fail, as expected.
  • Now run Offline Network enabler, it will prompt you to reload IOS using a CIOS. Reload whichever IOS you want that has nand access rights (patched IOS 36, CIOS 202 (default). CIOS 249...)

note: if run from the latest homebrew channel, it will work without reloading IOS (even though the app will say it failed to identify as super user), or at least it works on my Wii.

  • Press one of the buttons. All existing connections will be enabled (see below) and the desired connection will be set as default.

Enabled connection: means that you can select it from the Wii system menu (as if it had passed the internet test). Default or selected connection: the connection that the Wii and homebrew will actually use.


Documentation about config.dat:

In the source code of Offline Network Enabler you will find sys_net.c and sys_net.h, which have all the information and functions needed to setup all the network settings from a homebrew application. There's commented sample code in changenet() function in main.c.

With this information you can write a full network configuration application as long as you can write to the nand.

This release was compiled with:

note: should compile and run fine with 1.8.11 release

Search terms

  • Sorry for this ugly section. I'm not more clever than this right now. [maybe someone can work them into natural language? PidGin128 (talk) 21:51, 13 March 2013 (CET)]

wii wifi, wii wireless, wii connection test. connection test failed. disable wii connection test, disable connection test, connection test bypass, bypass wii connection test, skip connection test. force wifi, force connection test succeed. wii hotel wifi. wii hotel login.

[I didn't know this app existed, and it doesn't appear in google easily, and even on the wiibrew search, it was on page ~4 for a search for wifi.]

Testimonials / feedback

  • I travel a lot, and hotel wifi is annoying. Just tried it, was able to login to hotel wifi using opera, works great. no more cloning MAC addresses for me! PidGin128 (talk) 21:51, 13 March 2013 (CET)