FTP Server connection help

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    Hello folks, I have set up my NAS drive with a password protected account so he can read / write to my network drive. I believe I have also configured the router to allow this request.

    Anyone know what he should be punching into IE in order to connect. Should it start ftp://(name of NAS drive) or should it start with my IP address...(88. blah blah) ???

    Thanks folks

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    As its on your network then it should be the ftp://<Nas Name>/ and that should be it. :smashin:
     
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    Are you talking of access from the internet or internally on your network?
     
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    from the internet. thanks.
     
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    Ok - u need to setup port forwarding on your router for TCP port 21.

    If the FTP server on the NAS box uses passive FTP then you also need to port forward TCP ports 1024 to 65535.

    If its Active FTP then port 21 TCP is all that is required.

    You will need to know the WAN IP address of your router (thats the internet IP) so that someone on the internet can type it in as example below:

    ftp://212.158.224.142

    If you have a dynamic IP then thats a problem as it will likely change should you reboot your router or lose connection over a prolonged period.

    This is where you will want to create a domain name on the web. Using a service such as www.dyndns.com you can creat your own domain name ie katemoss.homeftp.net. Your router will need to have the function to talk to this service and update the IP.
     
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    Sorry to open this up after such a long time, but I've left this alone for a while and am revisiting it this weekend, still can't get it to work. I can enable the FTP port (21) on the router, but which IP address am I enabling it for? the router IP or the NAS IP (they both start 192.168.2.....)

    all help appreciated, and a box of frogs to the dude who helps me sort it out!!!

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