problems with ftp server and belkin wifi router

I'm trying to setup an ftp server, but since i got this router its doesnt work.Looked at various posts here and tried a few ideas out but really losing hope on this.
ok here's what i've done:
i've set up a domain name with and given my external IP address for that.
i have then opened up ports 20 and 21 TCP and forwarded these to my computer holding the ftp ie its internal ip address within the network.
I'm using a program called Serv-U that is listening to port 21 and have setup up a domain, an ftp home directory and a single user account... but no one outside of the network can access the ftp...they can ping my domain name successfully...but thats it, it's as if my belkin router just doesnt port forward

any help on this would be much appreciated.

PS i've have only just started using Serv-U since i used to use windows Xp pro and its built in ftp IIS service... so i am open to suggestions on other apps to long as someone can guide me on how to set it up. thanks
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  1. I used serv-u a while ago and it worked pretty good but sometimes it wouldn't let me log into it. When I would try and access it at school it would be a guessing game as to which computer would let me in. I would try one computer in a lab and it wouldn't even give me a login in IE and another would work fine. Try using an ftp client to contact it if all you have tried is IE. I would usually end up using one of these sites to get to my stuff: <A HREF="" target="_new"></A> or <A HREF="" target="_new"></A>

    When I put together my storage server I wanted to make sure I had compatability with IE because it is my primary ftp client option. So I just bit the bullet and decided to use the IIS ftp on it :(
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