RiiConnect24 Updating After Maintenance

This tutorial is for existing RiiConnect24 users who have not done this patch before August 2017. Basically, RiiConnect24 undergone some maintenance requiring you to change your DNS and repatch your nwc24msg.cfg. Please follow this, because this is required if you want to continue using RiiConnect24.

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What you need

  • A Wii with an outbound Internet connection
  • An SD card with at least 128 MB of free space
  • Discord Account
  • WiiXplorer


Section I - Patching
  1. Extract WiiXplorer, and then copy it to the apps folder on your SD Card. Make sure to copy WiiXplorer as its own folder, not the standalone files inside.
  2. Insert your SD card into your Wii, open the Homebrew Channel, and launch Wii Mod Lite.
  3. Using the +Control Pad on your Wii Remote, go to WAD Manager, and then navigate to the WAD folder.
  4. When IOS31.wad is highlighted, press +, and then press A to install the WAD. Continue to do the same for IOS80.wad.
  5. After they are successfully installed, press the HOME Button to exit back to the Homebrew Channel.
  6. We will now patch your nwc24msg.cfg file which is required to do in order to use Wii Mail. Launch WiiXplorer.
  7. Go to Start -> Settings -> Boot Settings -> Enable NAND write access and then select Yes for both dialogs that appear on the screen. This is important, if you do not do this, you’ll get an error saying “Error copying some item(s)” later. NAND Write Access 1 NAND Write Access 2 NAND Write Access 3
  8. Press Go Back until you have reached the file explorer screen.
  9. Select the tiny blue SD Card icon, then select nand. Select NAND
  10. Navigate to shared2 -> wc24, then hover over nwc24msg.cfg and press the + button and select Copy. Copy 1 Copy 2
  11. Select the NAND icon (which used to be the SD Card icon), then select SD.
  12. In the file explorer pane, press the + button somewhere in the file listing and select Paste.
  13. Take your SD card out and insert it back into your computer.
  14. Join the RiiConnect24 Discord server. Then before you get verified (if you want to access the rest of the server), type in !patch. The bot will guide you on how to patch your config (in DM). Once your config has been patched, download it and copy it back to your SD card, replacing the already existing nwc24msg.cfg.
  15. Take your SD card out and insert it back into your Wii.
  16. In the file explorer pane, hover over nwc24msg.cfg and press the + button, then select Copy.
  17. Select the SD icon (which used to be the NAND icon), then select NAND.
  18. Navigate to shared2 -> wc24, press the + button somewhere in the file listing and select Paste. Make sure to choose Yes when it asks you to overwrite the file. Paste
  19. Exit to the Wii Menu Wii Menu 1 Wii Menu 2
Section II - Changing DNS
  1. Go to Wii Options Wii Options
  2. Go to Wii Settings Wii Settings
  3. Go to Page 2, then click on Internet Internet
  4. Go to Connection Settings Connection Settings
  5. Select your current connection Current Connection
  6. Go toChange Settings Change Settings
  7. Go to Auto-Obtain DNS, then select No, then Advanced Settings Auto-Obtain DNS
  8. Type in as the primary DNS Primary DNS
  9. Type in as the secondary DNS Secondary DNS
  10. Select Confirm, then select Save Save DNS
  11. Select OK to perform a connection test Connection Test
  12. If the connection test was successful, select No to skip the Wii System Update. Connection Test Successful