I just followed this tutorial to softmod my Wii. Everything worked great and, even though I haven't had an opportunity to test a game yet, everything seems to have worked great. I'm reading that it's safe to have WiiConnect24 active, and since I'm sure certain Wii games require some kind of Internet connection, it seems essential. Through the Homebrew Channel, I used MMM to install updated versions of all my Channels as well (IE: Shop, Internet, News, Weather). However, since I don't like the idea of having the "Standby Connection" on, it says that the News and Weather channel are not available. Does anyone else have this issue with there softmod and is there a work around? Thanks!