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Thanks for making and updating this great homebrew! Xyrion 21:38, 27 October 2008 (UTC)


Please use the issues tab at or write a mail to joedj or srg.

won't initialize

There is a bug in this, (still great)if you do not get the program running before HBC gets a connection this just decides it won't initialize. Great job. Pinball wizard 23:39, 9 June 2008 (CEST)

Hm, I test it with wiiload and so I have to wait for HBC get connection and it runs fine srg 15:41, 19 June 2008


I do not have this problem either. Typically, if ftpii is having trouble initialising the network, my HBC is as well - joedj

FileZilla Windows Error

Sometimes when you finish transfering/deleting multiples files from your pc using FileZilla, and you want to return to loader, it shows en exception and Code Dump.

Boogie USB microphone error

If you have a boogie USB microphone in the USB slot when starting the app, the application crashes with a code dump like this (only last three lines from dump below) :

800345c8 : 8164FFFC-81230000-20EBFFF8-7D443A14 800345d8 : 7F8A4840-419C0010-80C30004-7F8A3040 800345e8 : 409D0010-7D000124-38600000-4E800020

So unplug your USB microphone :) robertfisk 15:31, 21 June 2008 )

It doesn't like my USB keyboard either. Felix 08:18, 2 July 2008 (CEST)
My USB keyboard doesn't crash 0.0.10. This release may also fix the microphone issue, please let me know! (preferably via email or issue tracker) - joedj

Cyber Duck

NOTE: Technically, this is a bug in Cyber Duck, but this behaviour should be working as of ftpii 0.0.5. I will leave this notice here for a while. - joedj


"FTP ERROR: Listing directory failed"


220 ftpii
USER anonymous
331 User name okay, need password.
PASS ********
230 User logged in, proceed.
200 NOOP command successful.
215 UNIX Type: L8 Version: ftpii
250 CWD command successful.
502 Command not implemented.
227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,0,164,4,4).
550 No such file or directory
227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,0,164,4,5).
120 Writing data.

(POSSIBLY) Terminal FTP App

Gives "550 Not a directory" error when attempt to transfer data, but Fetch is working fine. Terminal can open the directory, make new directories, delete old ones- but when I use put filename, it returns 550 Not a directory. Possible misuse of Terminal? Please advise. Will post full log tomorrow

Freezes on Exit

After ouputting the goodbye message it seems to be sticking and not loading the HBc and I'm having to do a hard reset. JD 20:33, 13 June 2008 (CEST)

Please feel free to raise this at if the problem is still occurring with 0.0.6 - joedj

Wired FTP

Could this be adapted to use wired networks, rather than wireless, for faster downloading or eventually the ability to access files on your computer? Not soon, but in theory.

Probably, but it won't be by me, as I don't have or plan to buy a wired ethernet adaptor. If someone wants to donate one, I'll certainly have a crack at it =P But I don't think the wireless network is currently a performance bottleneck - joedj
In fact, srg uses this with wired usb adaptor already - joedj
How? Plug the USB to the comp? I'm just thinking of faster transfer of large files (AKA movies) to my Wii, or potentially the possibility of the Wii accessing files (i.e playing movies) that are ON my computer without transferring them (although I suspect that that would be a completely unrelated app.)
No, plug a USB-->Ethernet adaptor into the Wii and plug that into the router. Muzer 10:21, 22 June 2008 (CEST)
yes, that's in principle how the adapter works, but does FTPii support LAN adapters at all? Has anybody actually TRIED it (and not just heard of somebody who said he did so)? If so, please also answer the next topic, which is concerned with the speed of LAN file transfers. delirium83 14:56, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Speed ?

I heard that the USB on the wii can only be used as a USB 1.1 and not a USB 2.0, if this is true, it would mean that it should be hard to get the 100Mb/s of a wired network. Have anyone tried to transfer files with a USB network adapter ? if yes, is the speed that the data transfers ? wireless speed is an issue, in fact, I tried yesterday to transfer a 40Mb file and it took 7 minutes :( Anyway, you've done a great job developing ftpii :) --Gerome 14:16, 10 July 2008 (CEST)

delirium83 and Gerome, I have made much use of FTPii with Nintendo's official USB LAN Adapter. To my SD card, I achieve very steady speeds of 200-207KB/s upload, 428-438KB/s download. I'm unable to see my USB storage device through FTPii, so I can't test the speed to that. I suspect the numbers would improve if we're dealing with a High Speed USB hub, decrease if not (two devices would share the available bandwidth). The wireless adapter in the Wii provides a maximum upload speed of 184KB/s to my card, but fluctuates down to 50% of that. Its download speed does top out at 600KB/s, but again sorely fluctuates in an almost transmit buffer mismatch kind of way. The Full Speed USB 1.1/2.0 specification (which is slower than the High Speed spec, I don't know which the Wii uses) supports a maximum rate of 12Mbit/s, or 1.5 MB/s. This is well below the speeds of a 100Mbit network. For this reason, I almost expected this wireless to outperform the LAN, but apparently it does not in my testing. Speed is an issue altogether. --Zandro 12:50, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Zandro, it seems it is not worthy buying a usb lan adaptor for the wii. If I want to transfer big files, I think that I might be better of buying an SD card reader (or wait for a better version of FTPii !?). --Gerome 11:49, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
Transfer speeds are faster when I use GeeXBoX's FTP server: Wireless @ ~800KBps/~533KBps U/D, Wired @ ~900KBps/~525KBps U/D. These rates are not completely accurate, though both were charted as being more steady. Regardless of speed, USB WiiLAN can provide much improved latency and stability versus wireless, which is easily noticeable when using Opera or WFC, playing Mario Kart, streaming music ;) --Zandro 22:43, 30 September 2008 (UTC)


Is the following situation possible (eventually)?

  • The Wii is in stand-by mode.
  • An altered client sends a (sort of) wake-on LAN signal to the Wii
  • FTP server is activated
  • File transfer
  • FTP connection is closed
  • Wii returns to standby mode

What will be needed to accomplish this? How can I help :)

Sugadaddy 12:12, 10 June 2008 GMT+1

I don't think we know how to do things while in stand-by least, I don't ;-) - joedj


Is it possible to somehow implement SFTP? It would also be nice if we could specify the password/username... Xyrion 00:59, 20 June 2008 (CEST)

Guess that will be added, like you see it's version 0.0.6 currently which early ;)
Cool! :) Thanks for making this wiibrew, we really needed it. Xyrion 00:59, 20 June 2008 (CEST)
I'm NOT the developer of this application, i just guessed that it may be added in a future version :D
Yeah, guess we should add that soon =P It would be nice if (when?) we could pass args via HBC - joedj
We just got the password part and I can confirm it works. Thanks dev! Xyrion 22:32, 4 July 2008 (CEST)
No worries =P - joedj