Block WiiU Updates

Firmware Version Required:  

Any​

Note: Your router settings page is typically http://192.168.1.1 or http://10.0.0.1

You have 3 options:

1. Block by URL Filtering (allows internet access still)
2. Block your Wii U’s MAC Address (no internet access at all, can only run self-hosted files)
3. Use TubeHax DNS and nallar’s DNS (allows internet access still)​

 

Block by URL Filtering

1. Block by URL Filtering in your router settings

  • nus.c.shop.nintendowifi.net
  • nus.cdn.c.shop.nintendowifi.net
  • nus.cdn.shop.wii.com
  • nus.cdn.wup.shop.nintendo.net
  • nus.wup.shop.nintendo.net
  • c.shop.nintendowifi.net
  • cbvc.cdn.nintendo.net
  • cbvc.nintendo.net

Block Your Wii U MAC address

1. Block your Wii U’s MAC Address in your router settings

2. Go to Wii U Menu/System Settings/Internet/View MAC Address
3. Type the string you see into your MAC address filter (Ex: b8-ae-4e-48-36-fe)

TubeHax DNS

1. Use TubeHax DNS on your Wii U

2. Go to Wii U Menu/System Settings/Internet/Connect to the Internet

3. Input your router’s SSID and password (typically WPA2-PSK AES)
4. Input settings as follows:

IP Address: Auto-obtain

DNS: Don’t Auto-obtain
Primary DNS: 107.211.140.065 (TubeHax DNS)

Note: This will leave you unable to access YouTube​

Secondary DNS: 0.0.0.0

Note: This should make your Wii U fail to connect to the internet if TubeHax fails.​

FAQ:

Absolutely. I use all 3 together. If you still want internet access I recommend doing both 1 and 3.

Use this website.

To check if your router is properly blocking the URLs:
Domain: <copy/paste one of the URLs>
Server: localhost
Query: A (IPv4 address)

To check if TubeHax DNS is properly blocking the URLs:
Domain: <copy/paste one of the URLs>
Server: 107.211.140.065
Query: A (IPv4 address)

If you get something like the following, you know it’s working (127.0.0.1 is a loopback address to your computer):

If you get something like the following, you know it’s not working:

If you get something like the following, I have no idea what it means for blocking: