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    Transfer files to wii over network?

    Are there any homebrew apps that will allow me to transfer files to my wii from a samba share? I want to be able to put iso's on my usb drive without having to physically move it everytime i download a game. I also want to be able to move files back and forth from my pc to sd card. Call it me being lazy if you want, but i just want to be bothered to move my drive across the house everytime i get a new game.

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    Did you ever get an answer to this>

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    Yes there is a way. i dont remember what it is called but there is a wii ftp program out there. it can do what you ask.
    but i will warn you. you will want to pre-scrub the iso's and unless you have the wired connection, wifi will take a long time to transfer the files.
    your looking at maybe 10mb per second. which can take oh 45 mins to an hour for 4 gigs.
    go ahead and do this if you like, but to click, wait, wait, wait, play. get sick, click, wait, wait, wait... play. yea.
    your better off getting a laptop, or multiple SD cards, or an external HD.
    and setting everything on there.
    ULoader, and WiiFloader, can both take disks and back them up on your drive for you so you dont have to swap discs. this is easier than backing them up through the computer. just as fast, and it scrubs for you.

    also everything is right there to load.

    just go to the wiicoverflow googlecode page, and get the YCFL forwarder app. and just update the sd-card/apps/wiicoverflow/boot.dol file when they make new ones. and you dont have to install anything, just update hte sd card once every 3 months or when a new game wont play.
    Last edited by Skwerl; 11-25-2009 at 08:38 PM. Reason: lazy english typo fixes

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    I want to be able to put iso's on my usb drive without having to physically move it everytime i download a game.
    These guys don't really backup any retail discs, if they did they wouldn't have to take their HDD to their computer. 99% of the games on my HDD are ripped from the original retail disc, and I never had the need to take the HDD to my computer or use some kind of network wifi connection.

    What they need is an app on their Wii to download right from their favorite torrent site.

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    What they need is an app on their Wii to download right from their favorite torrent site.
    now that's funny it's more like "now what they want"

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    @frikazee you also realize that you have to walk all the way accross your house to touch that computer to select that game to download is your hdd that heavy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomp_442 View Post
    What they need is an app on their Wii to download right from their favorite torrent site.
    That's not necessarily the case. There are many scenarios where someone would have to manually move their USB drive from their PC to their Wii. Maybe it's a small capacity drive and they need to switch ISOs? Or maybe, as in my case, they only have one external drive and it's actively used on their PC but has a partition for Wii ISOs.

    I would much rather store my ISOs on my PC and have my Wii load them over the network than connect a USB drive to my Wii, I just never thought it was possible.

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