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Connecting and Transferring files from your DS via FTP.

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Thanks to Kevind23 for hookin' me up with the link to this.

What We're Doing:
Using a flashcart to run DSFTP, a homebrew FTP server (File Transfer Protocol), so then we can transfer the files wirelessly through a program on the computer. It means we don't need to keep removing micro/mini/whateverSD cards.

I take no responsibility for the injury, damage jadajada jada. Pretty much if you break your DS or any other objects it's not my responsibility and stuff.
 
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Step 1: What You'll Need

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What You'll Need:
Hardware:
- Nintendo DS
- A Flashcart* with the supported memory card.
- A wireless router

Software:
- DSFTP
- An FTP client, I recommend FileZilla because it's open source.

*Don't know where to buy a flashcart? Don't know what the hell they are? Read my other instructable explaining them.

Still confused what FTP is? Read!

Step 2: Installation

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DSFTP:
1. Extract the contents of the DSFTP zip file to your memory card.
2. Create the following new folders: root/data/settings/ and root/data/logs/
Eg.
G:/data/settings/
G:/data/logs/
3. Download the attached file "ftp.conf" and place in the "/settings" folder.
4. Create a blank file called "ftp.log" as seen in picture 1 and place it in the "/log" folder. Ensure that "Save as type" is set to All Files.
5. Remove your memory card and insert back into your DS.

FileZilla
1. Download the appropriate client for your computer.
2. Follow the directions for installation and then run the program.
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ftp.conf365 bytes

Step 3: Using

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Once FileZilla and DSFTP are both fired up. Look at the bottom of your DS's top screen, there will be "IP" then some numbers, the DS' IP address. Type this into "Host" in FileZilla (FZ) and remember the username and password we set before and type that into the username and password fields (duh).

Look on both the DS screen and FZ, you'll see some words popping up everywhere, give it a second and then you'll see a file listing of the memory card on your DS. From here use is pretty simple, Drag stuff from the left side (your computer) to the right (your memory card) and visa versa.

Again, any questions, I'll answer.
EmulatorPro6 months ago

Dang, I came here thinking it was flashcart-less & homebrew-less :P

Krayzi992 years ago
I have heard of methods of using an ftp server as a minecraft server. Would this work for it?
TH3M4PPL3S_4 years ago
 The download gives me some .tmp file
Noodle93 (author)  TH3M4PPL3S_4 years ago
You can still open it. Try renaming it to a .conf. For some reason Instructables has always done this.
got it, thanks btw, how do you boot files with this?
TH3M4PPL3S_4 years ago
 when did we set the Username and password!?? please e-mail help to dvd.marc.12@gmail.com

Thanks
11gardre4 years ago
on my ds it says
FTP conn 2 from *IP address*
closing control connection 2

and on filzilla
Protocol error: Unknown protocol identifier (0x50 0x50 0x48). Most likely connected to the wrong port.
even though i know i have the right port, any advice?

HOW do i get my username and password please mail to shacklla02@hotmail.co.uk with the subject DSFTP any help will be appreciated
every time i tried to connecto to its ip with port 21 and correct password i get this repeated message FileZilla Server version 0.9.27 beta Copyright 2001-2006 by Tim Kosse (tim.kosse@filezilla-project.org) Connecting to server... Connected, waiting for authentication Protocol error: Unknown protocol identifier (0x50 0x50 0x48). Most likely connected to the wrong port. Connection to server closed. and i can't tell whats wrong
Many routers have built in firewalls that could be causing the problem. Would work best on just a regular access point rather than a wireless router. Try to see if your router blocks that port or protocol and forward it or disable the protection.
Noodle93 (author)  marcessengger6 years ago
Have you tried connecting without inputting the port? I really can't tell you either. In your browser enter the IP address of your ds eg. 192.168.0.10 or whatever yours happens to be. It'll ask you for the login and password, which you know. If it logs in, then I'm thinking it more of an error on Filezilla's side, if it doesn't, I'd probably say it's your router.
Noodle93 (author)  Noodle936 years ago
Also, on Filezilla, go Settings -> Connection --> FTP and make sure passive is selected.
Derin5 years ago
Ha,I know your password.
its noodle
Noodle93 (author)  Derin5 years ago
Erm, sadly not.
Derin Noodle935 years ago
Darn.
kriiiiis5 years ago
This is displayed as soon as i load the .nds: "Could not connect. Please restart." Have you seen this? I have ftp.conf and the ftp.log in the right directories. (double/triple checked) Thanks for the instructable btw! Does the .nds need to be at the root of the card?
Noodle93 (author)  kriiiiis5 years ago
I have mine on the root of my card. It's strange how it comes back saying it can't connect that fast. :\ This is the annoying thing about instructables on homebrew.
also, does your data/log and settings folders come up in caps? they're lower case on the mem card but caps in R4. haha, nothin is ever easy! thanks for the reply.
Noodle93 (author)  kriiiiis5 years ago
Data, Logs and Settings all in root of microSD and in Caps. I always reply, I spend way too much time at my computer, and email alerts always pop-up. :D