Hi all, finally decided to get around to updating my wii to 4.1 specs: launch wii running 3.2E system menu bootmii as boot2 wiiconnect24 off, nothing in gamecube or usb ports usual other stuff, nothing that exciting downloaded waninkoko's firmware updater 4.1, but after initializing the network, it tries to download, but just gives me ret = -1 straight away. no problem, ive read that some people have had problems going from older system menus straight to 4.1, so ill try updating to 4.0 first. same problem. now I've always had a problem that i havent been able to use network installs for waninkoko's cios or hermes cios. always gotten around this by just doing network installs. wifi was set up to use wpa2. had it set up in the wii system menu fine, and can use pretty much everything else (internet channel, online games, homebrew browser, mplayer ce (both smb and youtube, shoutcast) one other perculiar problem was with usbloader_gx, in that i could never update the program with its updater, but it could download covers fine (i run it from .dol and have a forwarder channel) ok, so i thought it might just be my network settings, so i logged onto the router and changed from wpa2 to wep with just a basic key (1234567890). updated the wii settings, internet channel and mplayer_ce as a test, both work fine. firmware updater 4.0 and 4.1 both still dont work. ok turned off all security on the wifi, so its just running in open mode. updated wii wifi settings, same tests, internet channel and mplayer ce both work fine, but firmware updater doesnt. now im really starting to get pissed off with it. maybe its my 1gb sd card (that seems to work fine with everything). changed over to my only other card (16gb trancend sdhc class 6. homebrew channel never has had a problem with it, even bootmii works fine, can load bootmii from it, backup nand, everything). same problem. ok. im at my wits end here. unless someone has any other suggestions, i might just have to do an official update and use bannerbomb + hbc + trucha bug restorer to get everything running again. thanks in advance for any replies dont think ive missed out any critical details here.