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    How to install a ftp server on your Wii with ftpii.

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    ftpii

    A FTP server for the Nintendo Wii





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    Are you lazy like me? Have you ever wished that you could transfer files to your Wii's SD card or to the Hard drive without getting off the couch? If you have then ftpii is the app for you. ftpii is a ftp server for the Wii.

    What is ftp you ask. ftp stands for "File Transfer Protocol". For those of you in Rio Linda, it will allow to transfer files from your computer to your Wii's SD card or hard drive via your wireless network. Very handy if you ask me and we are lucky that someone created one just for the Wii.



    Step 1 (requires Mozilla Firefox)
    1. Open this thread in Firefox if you haven't already
    2. Download the ftp client for Firefox from here.
    3. Click on install when the download is complete. (you will be prompted that Firefox needs to restart)
    4. When Firefox restarts, click on tools
    5. Select "FireFTP"
    Step 2
    1. Download ftpii from here.
    2. Unpack it and place it in the apps folder on your SD card or your hard drive.
    3. Place the SD card or hard drive back into your Wii.
    4. Start HBC
    5. Start ftpii
    6. Make note of the Wii IP address
    7. Go back to Firefox and the ftp client.



    Step 3
    1. Select "Create an account" from the pull down box on the left hand side.
    2. Give it a name in the "Account Name" box. Something like Wii or what ever you wish.
    3. In the Host box enter the IP address of your Wii
    4. Click OK
    5. Press "Connect" next to the drop down box.
    6. Click OK (no user name or password required).
    At this point you should see some activity on your TV screen and the right hand window of FireFTP should show some folders. The only ones you care about are the SD and USB folder. At this point, it just a matter of some basic exploring for the files you want to transfer and selecting the appropriate device to transfer to. Once you have the file or folder selected and the device selected, just use the arrows in the center of the screen to pass them to or from your Wii.

    Tips
    1. Use the refresh button if you shutdown ftpii and restart ftpii while leaving Firefox opened. You will get an error when you try to transfer if you don't.
    2. Be patient when you disconnect and then reconnect. Sometimes it's a little funny and wont want to reconnect if you get in a hurry.
    3. Make sure the file is completely finished before exiting ftpii or Firefox. It will corrupt the file if you shut either down to early and you will have to do it again.
    Thanks to Cile for the updates and the full channel wad.
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    Very useful not having to get your sd card out or unplug your hdd every time.Nice Simple Guide.

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    This will sure help those w/o a sd reader for their pc. (after they've softmodded at least.) Sounds pretty neat. Thanks for the heads up!

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    Does this allow me to access files anywhere on my computer? This sounds sweet, as my wii is upstairs and pc is downstairs. Ill try it and see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stmcmurray76 View Post
    Does this allow me to access files anywhere on my computer? This sounds sweet, as my wii is upstairs and pc is downstairs. Ill try it and see how it goes.
    Yes, as long as your computer and Wii is on the same network you can transfer files back and forth as you wish.

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    this seems like it works but i am getting an "520 Closing data connection, error occurred during transfer." Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stmcmurray76 View Post
    this seems like it works but i am getting an "520 Closing data connection, error occurred during transfer." Any suggestions?
    What System Menu do you have?
    What version of HBC are you using?

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    I can't seem to get this to work. FireFTP and FileZilla both won't connect. Both my computer and wii connect to the same network (even though my wii does it wireless while my comp is with wire)
    I'm sure I got the IP adress right also

    EDIT//
    I think this is because of the genious *cough* way my network is setup.

    Basically we got a main router.
    In that router, a wireless router is plugged in.
    Also, in the first router is a switch that connects my computer to the internet (wired)

    I can't seem to access the wireless router from my computer (192.168.1.1, works when I connect a laptop through the internet using the wireless router)
    Since my Wii is connected through the wireless router I think I can't connect to that either.

    The IP confirms this kind of (the main router is 192.168.0.1 and the wii gives me 192.168.1.142)
    I think it's looped to an adress with 192.168.0.x as I could find the laptop as 192.168.0.3 but I can't figure out which one (the client list on the router is bugged and I can't see any connections)
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    Unfortunately you wont be able to get it to work since your wireless and your LAN (local area network) networks are on two different subnets (192.168.1.x and 192.168.0.x). Can you plug your computer into the back of the wireless router? Most wireless routers will have a built in LAN router as well.

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    There are LAN connections indeed, however the router isn't on top of the other (or near it) and running a cable there would be pretty annoying.

    I have found a way though.
    Turns out the 192.168.0.3 is the IP adress of the second router. Adding a port forward on port 21 to the Wiis IP resulted in me being able to connect with the routers adress.
    So it works now
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