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    Map Wii USB drive on network

    First I'd like to say thanks fr the 4.2 mod (I am using 4.2e). Crossed my fingers and did it all VERY slowly and I can access my USB hard drive with no problems (almost).

    I have one partition formatted with WBFS and another as NTFS. All working fine using WBFS and uloader.

    Is it possible to access either of these areas from a networked PC?
    For example, I have server with 4 drives attached and can access them from my PC as 192.xxx.x.x\HDD_1_1_1 192.xxx.x.x\HDD_1_2_1 etc.
    The wii can see these with no problems using the share.

    I have another server 192.xxx.x.y\disk2

    The wii can see this with no problems

    Does anyone know to access the Wii disks.
    I know the IP adress and can ping it OK.
    I just want to access the drive from my PC, either to access the NTFS partition or better still, also the WBFS partition so I can use WBFS referring to (for example) drive R: and it will load .iso without having to unplug and take the USB drive to the PC (lazy I know!)

    For info for others, I can read games from WBFS partition and file on NTFS (with mplayer)

    Thanks to anyone that has tried it out and can let me know.
    (I'll set up a static IP once I have tried it)

    Cheers

    (P.S. I did search and was surprised that I couldn't find a question or answer from someone before!)

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    Same here!

    Hi,

    Similar question. Would be awesome to connect to the Wii USB drive and upload news games/movies to it or access stored data.

    hope anyone has a clue. Been googling around but only found people asking for the same...

    Rgds,
    Martijn

    PS. Happy 2010 :-)

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    It is easy enough to access stuff on a USB drive.
    All this is on the site.
    Partition your drive with the first partition as UNFORMATTED but active
    Partition the second partition as FORMATTED (I use NTFS)

    Run WBFS on the PC to format the first partition.

    Store Wii related games etc. on the WBFS partition
    Store audio, video on the NTFS partition and play with a media player from Homebrew.

    Problem I have is that I need to connect the USB drive to my PC to copy files to the NTFS and I really want to access across the network. I thik it must be possible somehow as the Linux port should be able to mount drives (GeeXBoX) but can't telnet into it nor do I know how the non-GeeXboX software such as the Mplayer access the NTFS drive.
    Should be able to map from XP as \\192.xxx.x.x\(mplayer drivename) or something like that.

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    Working with two partitions is one thing (and I know about that).
    But just like you, I would love a network share.

    right now I have a USB drive that is very flat/tine and ideal to carry along. However, the 320 GB drive is almost full. Would be good to buy a separate USB drive for the Wii. Minding the 1TB limit (for the WFBS partition) it would be ideal to buy a chunkier 2TB one for at home. This way I can offload all movies and music backups to the machine at home and have some extra free storage on the more lightweight drive available again.

    All I need is to be able to access the Wii connected USB drive over the network. Trouble is that you may need to make a network share (setting it up and having the share name) and some Wii software utility might be needed to make that happen.

    Hope anyone has a solution ;-)

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    Sorry I misunderstood.
    I've moved on a little since last post - I am using FileZilla to FTP to the Wii
    BUT
    It doesn't seem to see the USB drive as far as I can tell. Interestingly I can see the SD card and all subdirectories. I've not tried copying to or from as I prefer to be safe and use the card in my PC.
    I have tried mapping the address and a subdirectory on the sd but it wont take it. I can see that the file permissions are OK but suspect there is no share enabled possibly due to ownership (I am getting a bit out of my depth now)
    You could try Filezilla (or another FTP program) and see if you can get any further.
    I wouldn't expect to see the WBFS partition except from within WBFS but I think that would be difficult as WBFS needs a drive and it wouldn;t map to it. Looks like you only want the same as me anyway, to copy stuff to the NTFS.
    Let me know if you get any further?
    Cheers

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    you can use WBFS GUI v0.1.2 to load iso with wlan and dvd dumper for dvds
    i hope that could help you.

    google is your best friend if you want to find them.
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    http://www.wiihacks.com/wiihacks-newbie-discussions-forum/41405-tut-wii-hacking-probs-4-2-a.html

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    Thanks. However, I'd rather have a solution that enables me to map the USB drive as a separate network drive on any pc connected to the same WIFI router... is that out there? Google still has not been able to help me there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by malk_100 View Post

    I just want to access the drive from my PC, either to access the NTFS partition or better still, also the WBFS partition so I can use WBFS referring to (for example) drive R: and it will load .iso without having to unplug and take the USB drive to the PC (lazy I know!)

    if you want to dump games over wlan then you can use WiiDVD dumper or FTPii.
    but if you want to stream the games then there is still no sulotion for that. usb loader is not designed for that. Wanin should implimented on that, what for sure he wouldn't do.
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    http://www.wiihacks.com/wiihacks-newbie-discussions-forum/41405-tut-wii-hacking-probs-4-2-a.html

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    It's not about streaming, etc. Simply having access to the USB drive over WIFI using a drive mapping would be great.. Mainly to dump new files onto it, making backups of My Documents (since my USB drive* is 1.5 TB anyway), etc.

    *Of course the WBFS partition is < 1TB (as that is the max Wii can take, I heard)
    Last edited by mbrouns; 01-04-2010 at 07:36 AM.

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    mbrouns - you have asked for exactly what I wanted.
    Have you looked at FTP yet ?

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