Wii Hacks


Thursday, November 23, 2006

Wii Network Traffic Analyzed

It didn't take long for the guys over at mozy.org to fire up the wifi sniffer and analyze what the wii does when it connects to Nintendo's network. LOTS of valuable information to be found here including the Wii's HTTP User Agent String, which is needed to get pages served to a PC.

You can spoof your User Agent using some Firefox extensions if you want to check it out for yourself, but the full in-depth look at what was found can be read here:

Wii User Agents:

Wii Shop Channel agent, runs when you're shopping the wii shop.
Opera/9.00 (Nintendo Wii; U; ; 1038-58; Wii Shop Channel/1.0; en)

Wii Updater, runs when the Wii is getting it's system (firmware) update.
wii libnup/1.0

Virtual Console downloader, runs when the download for a VC game begins.

WiiConnect, checks for Updates and New content.
WiiConnect24/1.0FC4plus1 (build 061114161108)

The user agents are all used in different instances (obviously). Sometimes the user agent doest even matter, but other times you get redirected to wii.com if your UA is wrong.

All of these wii http codes were found using a packet sniffer.

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