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FTP is a way to transfer files wirelessly through a network to and from the Wii .

Luckily, with FTPiiU, we can use this method to transfer files wirelessly to a Wii U instead of moving the SD card back and forth each time.

What You Need

On your computer:

  • 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


  1. Download the latest release of FTPiiU.
  2. Extract the contents of ftpiiu.zip to the root of your SD card.
  3. Insert your SD card into your Wii U.
  4. Open the Homebrew Launcher (Mii Maker for Tiramisu).
  5. Navigate to FTPiiU.
  6. Launch FTPiiU.
  7. Your IP will be visible at the bottom.

  1. Download the latest release of FTPiiU.
  2. Extract the contents of ftpiiu_v0_3_1.zip to wiiu/environments/aroma/plugins.
  3. Insert your SD card back into your Wii U.
  4. To see your Wii U's IP, Open the plugins menu by pressing L + DPAD DOWN + Select, and you'll see it in the FTPiiU tab.
OOjs UI icon information-progressive.svg FTPiiU doesn't need to be launched on Aroma. It is a plugin, so it works automatically anywhere on the console.

How to Use

  1. If you haven't already, install the FTP client for your operating system
  2. Open the FTP client and fill in the information as follows:
    • File protocol: FTP (not SFTP)
    • Host name/IP address: The IP address displayed on the GamePad or TV (e.g.
      • This is a local IP address, so you don't need to censor it if you need assistance
    • Port number: Usually 21 by default, so leave it blank
      • 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
  3. Click "Login" or "Connect"
    • If prompted to enter a username or password, press ENTER to leave it blank

OOjs UI icon information-constructive.svg Your computer is now connected to your Wii U via FTP!