Yeargh. What a mess this thread title is. Help? :)
So here's my story. I have a relatively old wii, maybe a few years old. I bought and installed a drivekey back in early December of '09, before they came out with the NSMB update, if that's relevant at all.
When the 4.2 update came out, I installed it(argh) to be able to use the internet channel. Egads. Of course my out-of-region burned disks wouldn't work, blah blah.
Fast forward a few months, and about two weeks ago I installed the Homebrew channel, as well as the USB loader GX channel. My drivekey is still inside the wii.
I bought a 1TB Western Digital Elements SE Portable External HD, partitioned it into 2gb FAT32 as a substitute for an SD card, 200gb NTFS for game ISOs, and the rest NTFS for my other non-wii related files. I formatted the 200gb WBFS and put SSB Brawl onto it.
Unplugged, hooked it up to the Wii, ran Brawl successfully- until I finished the first 'classic' game. After the 12 fights and the credits rolled, I got the classic 'an error has occurred...' blah blah blah error. I looked it up and found this thread:
So I went to install Hermes with this guide:
But long story short, I wasn't connected to the internet and couldn't finish steps 7/8:
At least, that's what I gathered from the screen, which said something about failure to connect to network, blah blah.
7. Select to Install Custom IOS 222 and select IOS38
8. Wait for download and installation to complete
So I restarted my wii, went to check internet settings, and after trying five or six times to connect to my wireless, couldn't. My wii found the access point fine each time, but the connection test consistently failed. I'm positive the WEP key is right; I even tried disabling my wireless's security and connecting; no dice.
Any help? If it's relevant, the softmod guide I used was this:
and I believe I installed priiloader correctly. If I messed up some of the IOS or something, could that be the issue?
Thanks so much for any help. Sorry for the longass post. Oh, one last thing. Whenever I've run the USB Loader GX channel, the bottom third of the screen blinks green, more green than black.