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FTP server for Wii


FTPii is an FTP server for the Wii, giving people easy access to their SD cards without having to eject it from the Wii itself.


You will need an FTP client in order to connect to your Wii, but once you have got one set up, all you have to do is use wiiload to send FTPii to your Wii and once the network has initialised it's good to go.


The best way to get a feel for ftpii is to install it, using itself. When you download ftpii, use wiiload (with the Homebrew Channel) to start it up. When the network has initialised, use your favourite FTP client to connect to you wii. You can enter anything for a user name and password right now. Once you have logged in, navigate to the apps folder on your SD card, and upload the ftpii directory (containing boot.elf, meta.xml and icon.png) here.

Once you are done altering files, close the connection from your client, then push the A button on Wiimote #1. This will bring you out of ftpii and back to the HBC application selection menu. ftpii will now be in the list to run again without the need of Wiiload.

Compatible/Incompatible Clients

Some users are experiencing issues with certain FTP clients- in order to help development progress and to notify potential users of which FTP clients not to use please post any FTP clients that you have had limited or no success with whilst using ftpii.


Program OS Issues?
CLI FTP Linux / Windows XP SP3 / Mac OS X None
Windows Explorer Windows XP Occasional Error in file names
Transmit 3.6.6 Mac OS X 10.5 Some folders don't work. 1
FireFTP 0.97.3 (addon for Firefox or Flock 1.2.1) Windows XP SP3 / Linux Some folders don't work. 2
Nautilus 2.20.0 Linux/Debian some
Core FTP LE 2.1 Windows XP None Known
FileZilla Windows XP / Linux None Known
Total Commander 7.01 Windows XP SP2 None Known
WS_FTP 8.0 Windows XP SP2 None Known
WS_FTP LE 5.08 Windows XP None Known
Konqueror Linux None Known
gFTP 2.0.18 Linux/Debian
NcFTP Linux None Known
  1. You get a "No such file or directory" error, even if the folder exists at some folders
  2. '550 directory doesn't exist'. After reconnect and reboot of ftpii they did work


Program OS Issues?
Windows Explorer Windows Fails to copy files correctly
FlashFXP Windows Doesn't show any files after connecting
Cyber Duck Mac OSX Leopard "FTP ERROR: Listing directory failed"
Finder FTP Mac OS X 10.5 Doesn't even connect, but you couldn't copy files because Finder FTP is Read Only!