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I have a toshiba laptop (VISTA Ultimate) that connects wirelessly to a Linksys router. I try to connect to my office ftp site but always get a timeout. I've tried both the FTP commands (DOS) and the windows explorer address bar ie: ftp://dwrftp.atate.co.us I cannot connect to this ftp site. Can you tell me if I have settings wrong on the linksys router?

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  • vbeal Jul 30, 2008

    1) The router has been reset numerous times during the past year.
    2) I have never been able to connect to this FTP site from my Vista laptop.

    So, I don't think resetting the router is the answer.... but thanks.

  • vbeal Jul 30, 2008

    I can connect to other websites .... http, https. I don't know any other FTP sites to try directly .... can you give me one and I'll try it?



  • vbeal Jul 30, 2008

    battlesmith, I cannot conect to ftp://ftp.thecpl.com . I can ping both ftp://dwrftp.state.co.us and ftp://ftp.thecpl.com and get a reply though ...

  • vbeal Jul 31, 2008

    Battlesmith:

    I don't know how to do a port forward for FTP on the linksys router. Can you help me with that?



  • vbeal Aug 01, 2008

    The link didn't help since I don't have those particular tabs .... I contacted Linksys to get additional help. After talking with Linksys Tech Support, I believe now that my ISP is blocking the FTP ports. I don't think it is related to the router at all.



    So, I guess I'm out 10 bucks but since you did try to help me, I thank you ...



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Try to download filezilla here
please try to check if your firewalls are already disabled.

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    clark styx valencia Jul 30, 2008


    1. Ensure that Port 21 is open in your Vista Firewall.

    2. Check to see if you can connect to the server using active mode.

      1. Open command prompt

      2. Type ftp and press enter

      3. type open sitename.com and press enter

      4. Enter your name and password as prompted

      5. Type dir and press enter. If you see the directory structure of the FTP server then you know that you can connect.

      6. Type close and press enter

      7. Type quit and press enter


    3. Change settings in IE 7 (I only tested this fix with IE7)

    4. Under the Advanced tab in IE Tools\Options

      1. Uncheck the “Use Passive FTP (for firewall and DSL modem…) checkbox

      2. Check the “Enable FTP folder view (outside of Internet Explorer” checkbox



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Hi,

To my knowledge (WRT54G and WRT300N), requires that port forwarding be setup for FTPs. To setup port forwarding on these routers, your Toshiba laptop needs to have a static IP address. Say 192.168.1.11 (SubNet Mask 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway 192.168.1.1).

Access the LinkSys Web Interface (browser to 192.168.1.1, enter User Name and Password). Click on Security tab, un-check "Block Anonymous Internet Requests", Save Settings, Click "Applications & Gaming", click on "Port Range Forward", Enter:

  • Application "FTP1"
  • Start "21"
  • End "21"
  • Protocol "Both"
  • IP Address "192.168.1.11"
  • Enable "Check"
Click on Save Settings.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Jul 30, 2008

    Hi again,

    The above procedure is not usually necessary for most FTP sites, however, since you could not connect to your office's FTP site, the above should resolve your concern.

    Cheers.


  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Jul 30, 2008

    Additionally, you may want to check/reconfigure your Vista firewall and/or antivirus.

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Do you have ports forwarded and triggered in the linksys router? by default t a linksys router defince FTP on port 21 (which is the default to every router / firewall)

do you have another computer that has the same problem?

perhaps another PC behind the linksys that can access the FTP site?

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  • marlon john madrid
    marlon john madrid Jul 30, 2008

    do you have another computer BEHIND the linksys router that can access the FTP site? because if not there is a possibility that you are trying to access an FTP site that is configured for domain log-in, like one that corporate offices use.



    because for some reason i cannot ping the ftp site you gave, nor perform a trace route to it, do you happen to have the IP address of this FTP site?

  • marlon john madrid
    marlon john madrid Jul 30, 2008

    linksys' database, well a part of it



    ftp://ftp.linksys.com

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Hello,
Well Apart from your office Ftp are you able to connect to other websites???...

Please post back for further assistance...Thank you!!!...


Regards!!!..

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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  • Natesan Sabesan
    Natesan Sabesan Jul 30, 2008

    Please Try with this Ftp Site and do reply back if you can connect to it or not

    ftp://ftp.thecpl.com/


  • Natesan Sabesan
    Natesan Sabesan Jul 30, 2008

    Also You can try typing: ftp://username:password@ftp.ddrtoys.com for a delightfully unsecure way to connect to your site.



  • Natesan Sabesan
    Natesan Sabesan Jul 30, 2008

    Well then if you cannot access any ftp then you can try the method which i have posted!..The possible reason is your behind a Firewall so your restricted and cannot access a ftp..So try to disable the firewall and Then try to "portforwarding option" which should solve your problem!!

    Good luck!!...Regards!!!...

  • Natesan Sabesan
    Natesan Sabesan Jul 31, 2008

    Hello vbeal,

    Please check out the following link which has a detailed,step by step and pictorial representation of how to port forward a linksys router to Ftp...

    http://www.dnsexit.com/support/knowledge...


    Hope this helps you !..Dont forget to rate my solution buddy!!!..Please post back for further assistance..Thank you!!...


  • Natesan Sabesan
    Natesan Sabesan Aug 01, 2008

    Well Even then you can try to access ftp ananmously by the method i told you before..Anyways do rate my solution...Thank you...


    Regards!!..


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Just try reset in router .......

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