- On Nintendo DS applications, you can only use WEP and Open WiFi
- On Nintendo DSi enhanced/exclusive applications, you have the addition of WPA and WPA2 support
Hotspots are usable, so you don’t need to change your router configuration.
Creating a Hotspot #
There are guides for creating a DS game compatible hotspot on macOS and Linux computers on GBAtemp. If you’re on Windows you can use a Linux live boot.
Nintendo DS WFC Restoration #
- Launch the Nintendo WFC settings
- Connect to your access point
- Set your Primary DNS value as one of the values below, depending on which service you want to use:
- Wiimmfi -
- AltWFC/WFCZwei -
- BenFi -
- Twilit WFC -
- Wiimmfi -
126.96.36.199as your secondary DNS
- You might need to NoSSL patch your game at this point, depending on the game
Manually Patching Your DS ROMs #
Follow the guide below in case your ISP blocks custom DNS servers, otherwise it is strongly recommended to follow the guide above.
Note: Users of GNU/Linux and macOS can follow very similar instructions, but will have to use mono
- Download WFCPatcher
- Copy the ROM of the game you want to patch to the same folder where WFCPatcher is saved and open that folder
- Create a text file with the name
- In the file, enter
wfcpatcher.exe %1 --domain wiimmfi.dethen save and close (you can replace wiimmfi.de with another URL, if you wish to use a different server)
- Now drag all the roms you wish to patch on to patch.bat
- Done! the patched roms will be the ones ending in (wiimmfi)
Don’t forget to remove any DNS you might have saved on your Wi-Fi settings before attempting to connect with the patched ROM
Troubleshooting and Further Reading #
If you are recieving any errors, you can enter the error code in wiimmfi’s troubleshooter for ways to fix it.