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Accessing FTP remotely on LAN?

Ive been trying to figure out how to(or if i even can) access my FTP file server running windows server 2003 enterprise edition, from a remote location(school, work etc.)

All i want is something simple. I want to use IE(ftp://ip address) to access it, but my problem is HOW DO I ACCESS IT?! :fou:
It's on my normal local network so I'm guessing I would have to use the IP address if it is even possible.

also, i tried to set up port forwarding but still cant access it.

I set up sharing with my laptop on my LAN by START>RUN>\\USERNAME
then set it as a network drive.

OTHER QUESTIONS: which IP should i use to access it from IE?

PLZ HELP ME!!
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    You have to use the IP address you get from your ISP.

    Use that long with port forwarding and opening any firewalls you have in place.

    The router will then direct the traffic to the ftp server. I hope this helps.
  2. you mean setting firewalls to accept the incoming traffic?
  3. i set up port forwarding to it's ip from the router using port 21. do i need to configure the server now or should i be able to access?
  4. Best answer selected by nurakiera.
  5. If your server has a firewall, then yes you do have to configure it.

    If it doesn't, then you should be able to use it.
  6. See this post hope this hepls http://siliconity.com/accessing-home-system-from-remote-location/ :p


    nurakiera said:
    Ive been trying to figure out how to(or if i even can) access my FTP file server running windows server 2003 enterprise edition, from a remote location(school, work etc.)

    All i want is something simple. I want to use IE(ftp://ip address) to access it, but my problem is HOW DO I ACCESS IT?! :fou:
    It's on my normal local network so I'm guessing I would have to use the IP address if it is even possible.

    also, i tried to set up port forwarding but still cant access it.

    I set up sharing with my laptop on my LAN by START>RUN>\\USERNAME
    then set it as a network drive.

    OTHER QUESTIONS: which IP should i use to access it from IE?

    PLZ HELP ME!!
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