More Wii internet tomfoolery – Opera 9.0 pre-installed

Nov 25, 2006
0

Thanks to some lateral thinking on the part of a Wii owner comes the news that much-admired web browser Opera 9.0 is preloaded on Nintendo's latest console.  Apparently the WiiLi.org forum member set up a local DNS server that redirected oss.shop.wii.com to his own webserver, whereupon a simple javascript function displayed the browser's User Agent string.

There's also a video (after the cut) showing how another creative Wii owner circumnavigated the previous hassle of redirecting the console's shopping page to google, by instead getting his wireless router to intercept and forward on any request for the shop to the search engine.

Wii already has Opera installed?! [WiiLi.org]


Must Read Bits & Bytes