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RiiConnect24 allows you to use discontinued services from WiiConnect24, which include the News, Forecast, Everybody Votes, Nintendo and Check Mii Out Channel, along with Wii Mail.

This guide is for the original Wii only.

  • Follow this tutorial if you’d like to install RiiConnect24 on a vWii (the Wii mode of your Wii U).
  • Follow this tutorial if you’d like to install RiiConnect24 on the Dolphin emulator.

There is no guide to installing RiiConnect24 on a Wii Mini, as attempting to install RiiConnect24 on a Wii Mini will result in a console brick.

What you need

What if I’m not a Windows user?

Are you a Linux or macOS user and can’t use the Windows version of the patcher?

We’ve prepared a bootable .ISO image for you that will boot you to Windows PE - a minimal version of Windows that will allow you to use the patcher. This is not required if you use Windows.

Requires at least 3GB of RAM. Ethernet connection required. Works on VM’s.

Bootable image with RiiConnect24 Patcher:

If you still can’t run RiiConnect24 Patcher, please send us a mail at [email protected]


Section I - Patching IOS

If you want to see detailed instructions on how to install the WADs, click here!

  1. Download the required files based on your OS. On Windows run RiiConnect24Patcher.bat.
  2. Press 1 to choose “Start” and confirm your selection by pressing ENTER. RiiConnect24 Patcher Main Screen
  3. Select the device you’re patching for. Select your device
  4. For this guide, choose “Install RiiConnect24 on your WiiInstall RiiConnect24
  5. Choose “Express (Recommended)”. It will give you everything you need. Express Settings
  6. Select your region. Select your region
  7. Connect the SD Card or USB Drive to your computer and select “1”. Enable copying to SD Card
  8. If your device was detected successfully, select “1”. If not, make sure there’s a folder called apps on your SD Card or USB Device and try again. Successfully detected
  9. Be patient… It's patching!
  10. Once it’s done, you can now safely close the patcher. All of the files are ready on your SD Card. It's done! Files copied
  11. If it did not copy everything automatically to your SD Card or USB Device, copy the WAD and apps folder next to RiiConnect24 Patcher.bat to your SD Card or USB Device.
  12. Put your SD card or USB drive in your Wii.
  13. Launch the Homebrew Channel on your Wii.
  14. Launch Wii Mod Lite.
  15. Using the +Control Pad on your Wii Remote, navigate to WAD Manager, and then navigate to the wad folder.
  16. When IOS31.wad is highlighted, press +, then do the same for all the other WADs.
  17. If you get an error saying a title with a higher version is already installed (error -1035), go back to the WAD selection menu and press - on the highlighted WAD to uninstall it, then try installing it again.
  18. After they are successfully installed, press the HOME Button to exit back to the Homebrew Channel.
Section II - Patching nwc24msg.cfg

You will now patch your nwc24msg.cfg file which is required in order to use Wii Mail.

  1. Launch RiiConnect24 Mail Patcher.
  2. It should only take a few seconds to patch your nwc24msg.cfg. When it’s done, press HOME to exit.

If you were unable to patch your nwc24msg.cfg correctly, e-mail us at [email protected].

Section III - Connecting

In this section, you will set your DNS to our servers. It’s optional but recommended, because it enhances the use of RiiConnect24 and Wiimmfi by making some other features available.

  1. Go to Wii Options.
  2. Go to Wii Settings.
  3. Go to Page 2, then click on Internet.
  4. Go to Connection Settings.
  5. Select your current connection.
  6. Go to Change Settings.
  7. Go to Auto-Obtain DNS (Not IP Address), then select No, then Advanced Settings.
  8. Type in as the primary DNS.
  9. Type in as the secondary DNS (if it gives you problems, try
  10. Select Confirm, then select Save.
  11. Select OK to perform a connection test.
  12. If the connection test was successful, select No to skip the Wii System Update.
  13. Go to WiiConnect24, then WiiConnect24 again, and make sure it is enabled.
  14. Back on the WiiConnect24 menu, go to Standby Connection and make sure it is enabled.
  15. At Slot Illumination, we recommend you set the disc light to Dim or Bright, but this is optional.
  16. Finally, go to the Internet section, then User Agreements or Agreement/Contact, then Yes. Please read through this.

Continue to Wiimmfi
Wiimmfi lets you play games online after the discontinuation of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. This is optional to install.

If you get error 107245, then you probably have failed to patch your IOS correctly.

If you get error 107304, then perhaps your ISP blocks the use of custom DNS. A workaround for this can be running your own DNS server! See the RiiConnect24 DNS Server on GitHub, then use your PC’s IP address in place of our DNS in Step 8.

If you get error FORE000006, following this tutorial should fix it.

If you get error NEWS000006, following this tutorial should fix it.

[If you’re getting errors such as WiiConnect24 and Wii Shop Channel currently not being offered in your country, please go to Wii Settings -> Last Page -> Country and change it to United Kingdom. You will get this error when using a country that we don’t support. Contact us at [email protected] if you need more help.

If you’re getting a discontinued message when opening the News or Forecast Channel, then following this tutorial should fix it.

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