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FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a way to transfer files wirelessly through a local network.

By using a piece of homebrew called ftpii, we can turn the Wii into an FTP server accessible on the network via an FTP client.


On your PC:

  • A working FTP client
    • Windows: Use WinSCP
    • macOS: Use Cyberduck
    • Linux: Nautilus or Dolphin, the file explorers for GNOME and KDE respectively - if not usable, use gFTP instead

On your Wii:

  • An SD Card or USB drive
  • ftpii



  1. Extract ftpii and put it in your apps folder on your SD card or USB drive
    • The root of your SD Card should now look like this
      • File icon (root)
        • Folder icon apps
          • Folder icon ftpii
            • File icon boot.dol
            • File icon icon.png
            • File icon meta.xml
  2. Insert your SD card or USB drive into your Wii and launch ftpii from the Homebrew Channel.


OOjs UI icon information-warning.svg Please don't touch the NAND unless YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING!
  1. You should see your Wii's IP address and TCP port, remember them or write them down
  2. Open your chosen FTP client, install if you didn't already
  3. Fill the information as follows
    • File protocol: FTP (not SFTP)
    • Host Name/IP Address: The IP displayed on your Wii
      • This is local, you do not need to censor it for assistance.
    • Port number: The TCP port displayed on your Wii (usually 21)
      • If you don't see this option, instead type (ip):(port) into the host name/IP address box, e.g.
    • Username/password: If you see a checkbox for "Anonymous login", then enable it; otherwise, just leave it blank
  4. Click "Login" or "Connect"
OOjs UI icon information-constructive.svg You've now connected to your Wii via FTP!