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Guide

RiiConnect24's Wii Guide.

RiiConnect24 Wii Guide

Device: Wii

Stage: RiiConnect24

Have you wanted to use the News or Forecast Channel, or exchange mail between Wiis, yet miss WiiConnect24 after shutdown? Fear no more, as RiiConnect24 is here to save the day!

RiiConnect24 doesn’t work with the Wii U yet (although they are working on it), so please do not do this on a Wii U.

Requirements

Patching

  1. Open the IOS Patcher zip and run patch.bat if on Windows, or patch.sh on macOS. This won’t work on Linux due to binaries.
  2. Follow the instructions it gives you. Upon it finishing, copy the WAD folder to your SD Card.
  3. Extract Wii Mod Lite and WiiXplorer, and then copy them to the apps folder on your SD Card. Make sure to copy WiiXplorer as its own folder, not the standalone files inside.
  4. Insert your SD card into your Wii, open the Homebrew Channel, and launch Wii Mod Lite.
  5. Using the + arrows on your Wii Remote, go to WAD Manager, and then navigate to the WAD folder.
  6. When IOS31.wad is highlighted, press +, and then press A to install the WAD. Continue to do the same for IOS80.wad.
  7. After they are successfully installed, press the HOME Button to exit back to the Homebrew Channel.
  8. Launch WiiXplorer.
  9. Go to Start -> Settings -> Boot Settings -> Enable NAND write access and then select Yes for both dialogs that appear on the screen.
  10. Press Back until you have reached the file explorer screen.
  11. Select the tiny blue SD Card icon, then select NAND.
  12. Navigate to shared2 -> wc24, then hover over nwc24msg.cfg and press the + button and select Copy.
  13. Select the NAND icon (which used to be the SD Card icon), then select SD.
  14. In the file explorer pane, press the + button somewhere in the file listing and select Paste.
  15. Take your SD card out and insert it back into your computer.
  16. Open the nwc24msg.cfg patcher .zip and drag and drop the nwc24msg.cfg you copied to your SD Card onto the mail.exe program. If you’re on macOS/Linux or don’t understand, DM RiiConnect24 Bot your file. It’ll respond with a patched version.
  17. Take your SD card out and insert it back into your Wii.
  18. In the file explorer pane, press the + button somewhere in the file listing and select Copy.
  19. Select the NAND icon (which used to be the SD Card icon), then select SD.
  20. Navigate to shared2 -> wc24, then hover over nwc24msg.cfg and press the + button and select Paste.
Make sure to press Overwrite all, or your Wii's mail will be messed up. If you do so, don't panic! Join the RiiConnect24 Discord and let us know in the #support channel.
  1. Exit to the Wii Menu

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  2. Goto Wii Options Wii Options
  3. Go to Wii Settings Wii Settings
  4. Go to Page 2, then click on Internet Internet
  5. Go to Connection Settings Connection Settings
  6. Select your current connection Current Connection
  7. Go toChange Settings Change Settings
  8. Go to Auto-Obtain DNS, then select No, then Advanced Settings Auto-Obtain DNS
  9. Type in 185.82.21.64 as the primary DNS Primary DNS
  10. Type in 8.8.8.8 as the secondary DNS Secondary DNS
  11. Select Confirm, then select Save Save DNS
  12. Select OK to perform a connection test Connection Test
  13. If the connection test was successful, select No to skip the Wii System Update. Connection Test Successful
  14. Go to WiiConnect24, then WiiConnect24 again, and make sure it is enabled. WiiConnect24 1 WiiConnect24 2 WiiConnect24 3
  15. Back on the WiiConnect24 menu, go to Standby Connection and make sure it is enabled. Standby Connection 1 Standby Connection 2 Standby Connection 3
  16. At Slot Illumination, we recommend you set the disc light to Dim or Bright, but this is optional. Slot Illumination 1 Slot Illumination 2 Slot Illumination 3
  17. Finally, go to the Internet section, then User Agreeements or Agreement/Contact, then Yes
    Please read through this and don’t skip through it. This contains important stuff about RiiConnect24 as a service! User Agreements 1 User Agreements 2