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LicenceNew BSD
Downloadable via the Homebrew Browser
Downloadable via the Open Shop Channel
Wiimote1.svg GameCube Controller DVD Drive Loads files from SDHC cards in the Front SD slot SD Gecko USB mass storage device

ftpii is an FTP server for the Nintendo Wii.


  • Copy ftpii/ to /apps/ on an SD-card and use The Homebrew Channel to load the app.
  • Once loaded ftpii will display the IP address of your Wii and the port that it's listening on.


  • To specify a password via The Homebrew Channel, rename the apps/ftpii directory to apps/ftpii_YourPassword.

Known issues

ftpii does not work with all clients; Finder thinks the Wii is read-only and refuses to write to it. Meanwhile, FileZilla refuses to download files using the normal button because it attempts to write to /.vol/path/to/file, which does not exist due to the root directory being virtual. This issue can be fixed by using the "View/Edit" button to open in TextEdit, then finding the file in Finder using the window bar instead of the normal download button.


For subversion changes since 0.0.6, see http://code.google.com/p/ftpii/source/list

Version Changes
0.0.21 NTFS filesystem.
SEEPROM filesystem.
Fix active-mode transfers.
Built with devkitPPC release 19, libogc r3938, libfat r3938.
0.0.20 Make release ZIP structure compatible with HBC's new wiiload.
Attempt to reinitialise network after failure.
Added OTP filesystem support at /otp (libotp).
Attempt to show real timestamps in directory listings.
Built with devkitPPC release 19, libogc 1.8.1 (r3846), libfat 1.0.6 (r3846).
0.0.19 Fixed spurious error when reading bad sectors from NAND.
Add support for SDHC Gecko. (thanks emu_kidid!)
Attempt to fix hang when auto-mounting DVD.
Fixed bug in libogc's IOS_Open that caused hangs in /isfs.
0.0.18 Enabled SD Gecko at /gcsda and /gcsdb. (thanks dhewg!)
Added NAND image support at /nand (libnandimg).
Added NAND filesystem support at /isfs (libisfs).
Added detection of device removal and insertion for Front SD, SD Gecko, USB and DVD.
Use transparency in The Homebrew Channel icon. (thanks wilson.p.alex!)
0.0.17 Upgraded to devkitPPC r16.
Fixed crash bug when mounting /fst for discs with fst_size greater than 32KB.
Fixed logic bug where some files under /fst appear in the wrong directories.
Fixed display initialisation bug causing intermittent blank display on startup.
Added SITE LOAD command to run DOL executables. (thanks svpe/shagkur!)
Added virtual metadata directories under /fst.
0.0.16 Optical disc support, SITE MOUNT/UNMOUNT/EJECT commands, wiimote power button. (thanks Nuke!)
0.0.15 boot.dol rebuilt with latest libogc git to add SDHC support. (thanks svpe!)
Released as boot.dol instead of boot.elf for Homebrew Channel beta9 compatibility.
Network initialisation is more reliable - now retries forever on net_init or net_gethostip failure.
0.0.14 Rebuilt with latest libfat CVS to fix delete corruption bug and speed up opening large files (thanks rodries!)
0.0.13 Async networking, cleaner exiting, data cxn timeout, power button, gc controller
0.0.12 boot.elf rebuilt with patched libfat to set archive flag on new files, allowing Data Management to see uploaded save games (e.g. TP hack).
0.0.11 boot.elf rebuilt with patched libfat to stop read-ahead cache providing old data. (thanks dhewg!)
Attempt to fix USB ethernet adapter by initialisaing network subsystem before FAT
Added release_date to meta.xml.
0.0.10 boot.elf rebuilt with patched libogc to fix startup crashes when USB devices are present
Added SITE PASSWD and SITE NOPASSWD for controlling the authentication remotely.
0.0.9 Added authentication - can specify a password using directory name or wiiload arg.
0.0.8 Fixed MKD bug that caused working directory to change to new directory automatically.
Added no-op SITE CHMOD command to prevent some FTP clients from displaying skip/abort/retry type prompts.
0.0.7 Added virtual path support for /sd and /usb. (thanks srg!)
Added SITE LOADER command to return to loader, Added SITE CLEAR command to clear the console
Support for starting without a device connected (thanks srg!)
Support for SD Gecko (though currently disabled in libfat) (thanks srg!)
Re-enable read-ahead when remounting (thanks srg!)
0.0.6 Incorporated SD-card and USB hot-swapping patch. (thanks srg!)
0.0.5 Added support for buggy FTP clients that use "LIST -aL" or similar, at the expense of breaking paths that begin with '-'.
Compiled with corruption-fix and usbstorage libfat patches. (thanks svpe!)
Uncommented FAT read-ahead support (oops)
0.0.4 Added rename support, as well as append and resume.
Fixed _another_ nasty crash bug introduced in 0.0.3 when creating directories. (thanks nilsk123!)
0.0.3 Multi-client support (up to 5), using LWPs. Unfortunately this makes things quite a bit slower, due to the reduced buffer sizes. This has the nice side-effect of making clients like FileZilla work.
0.0.2 Fixed display/crash bug when creating directories. (thanks feesh!)
Enabled fat read-ahead caching. Increases read speed from ~80KB/s to ~250KB/s for me. (thanks svpe!)
0.0.1 Public release

See also