WiiConnect24 was a service that allowed users with Internet connected Wiis to view the weather & local news, send messages to friends, participate in Mii contest, and more. WiiConnect24 was discontinued on June 27th, 2013.
RiiConnect24 + WiiLink
RiiConnect24 is a revival service for WiiConnect24 that started in 2015, which allows you to regain its functionality on your console. As of late 2023, the service is now owned by WiiLink, a project that started in 2020 that was previously aiming at the Japanese-exclusive channels.
There is a patcher that ships both of these services together as one - meaning you get all of the international and Japanese-only channels in one package. The guide on how to install these services can be found on WiiLink’s website.
Updating RTC Clock
What you need
- A working Internet connection on your Wii
- The Homebrew Channel
- An SD card or USB drive
- Download and extract the sntp zip to the root of your SD card or USB drive.
- Insert your SD card or USB drive into your Wii.
- Launch the Homebrew Channel on your Wii.
- Launch sntp.
- Use the +Control Pad to select the current time.
- Press the HOME Button to exit.
Proceed to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
This guide takes the process of regaining online functionality to your Wii a step further - by allowing the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection services to function yet again on certain games like Mario Kart Wii. While there are different private servers and services that allow this, the one covered here will be Wiimmfi.