I can run "ARC 1.1b mod06 Offline for 4.1JUEK" using IOS16 but get this error message:
After that, ARC loads and confirms "IOS: 16 with ES_Identity patch" but then gives the warning "WARNING: AREA/SysMenu MISMATCH". The console area is "USA", the game region is "USA", the Shop country code is "49" (for USA), the services EULA is "Read", but the System Menu 4.1 Installer says "Installed Region: ." (It's going to be challenging trying to Google a ".")
Identifying as SU...OK!
Initializing Filesystem driver...OK!
Error! ISFS_Open (ret = -102)
Error! ES_OpenTitleContent (ret = -4)
Warning! Can not read you wii region.
Anyway, under the System Menu 4.1 Installer heading, it does say region "USA". I've tried to Set&Save, but no help. I did try to install System Menu 4.1 from within ARC -- probably didn't need to try since I'm already on 4.1U, but it didn't work anyway. Some ISFS error core similar to the one above.
Meanwhile I can't actually run any Wii games. Either when loading or upon inserting a disc the Wii eventually goes to the black "There has been an error" page. I think your hunch was right, either the EULA and/or the region isn't making my Wii happy enough to play.
A quick test of Wifi: if I tell it to scan for Access Points it will list local Wifi networks. Wifi is functional, it's just being denied by the Wii. When I try to configure it gives error 110213.
Any other insights mauifrog?
I did not mention that my Wii's DVD drive is a replacement from way back when the original one died (150 pounds of dust makes Wii sound like prop engine.) I used to know the drive type, I can find out if you think it matters. It had worked for WiiHacks in past though.