FTP help Tags: VPN FTP Windows 7 Networking Last response: March 5, 2012 6:35 PM in Networking Share gooner2005 March 4, 2012 5:22:59 PM Hi Guys, I have windows 7 and im trying to setup Windows FTP on my PC (192.168.0.3) Ive Installed ( In Turn Windows Features on or off ) : IIS - FTP Exstensibilty/FTP Service and The Web Managment Tools. Ive Created a folder for the use of the FTP in D:\home2 In My IIS Manager, under sites, I created a new FTP Server called "Home2" . "Home2" Settings : FTP Authentication = Basic Enabled FTP Authorisation = Allow User - Paul / Permissions - Read/Write FTP SSL Settings = Allow Connections FTP Directory Browsing = MS-DOS FTP User Isolation = FTP Root Directory My Windows Firewall is disabled automatically and Im using Norton Internet Security 2012. In general Rules - 1. Ive allowed Incoming/Outgoing connections to and from other computers 2. Allowed Computers : 192.168.0.3 3. Allowed Local & Remote TCP Protocol - ftp port 21 In My router Ive port forwarded Port 21 / TCP / 192.168.0.3. When I try to access ftp:\\192.168.0.3 from my browser I get : Authenticaion Required. I type my username and password and Im granted access to the test files in the folder. When I try accessing via my public ip **.***.***.***:21 I get : authenticaion required. I type My Username and Password Then nothing happens and I get " The Connection Timed Out" When this happens, In home2 FTP Settings\FTP Current Session I get Username : *pcname*\Paul Client IP **.***.***.*** Session Start Time : **** Current Command : LIST Previous Command : CWD Bytes Sent : 283 Bytes Received : 64 Session ID : ***** Why cant I connect remotely ? Thanks More about : ftp PhilFrisbie a b $ Windows 7 March 5, 2012 3:52:05 AM The FTP protocol uses more ports than just port 21 by default. In order to connect from the Internet use an FTP passive connection. gooner2005 March 5, 2012 8:52:12 AM Thanks for the response. The thing is, I asked a friend to try and he can connect to the ftp from his house and access the files. But I cant connect to the FTP from the same machine hosting the FTP using my public ip, but can using my private IP. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer PhilFrisbie a b $ Windows 7 March 5, 2012 6:35:06 PM gooner2005 said:But I cant connect to the FTP from the same machine hosting the FTP using my public ip, but can using my private IP. Of course you can't! Your router does not forward connections backwards into your LAN. Inside your LAN you MUST use the private IP address. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedProblem opening ports for FTP on Cisco Router. Help. Forum HELP - plz help me to create a NAS - DLNA - PHP - XAMPP (MySQL - FTP - Tomcat - Mail) server Forum SolvedFTP help Forum SolvedNeed Help with setting up FTP server (hope someone here can help) Forum Help me find an alternative to FTP for my dad Forum Batch file FTP help Forum FTP HELP!! Forum Please help me set up a FTP server Forum Help with NAS, Personal Web Server, FTP, Video Streaming Linux Build Forum FTP little help please Forum FTP server log keeps showing hacking attempts. Please HELP!! Forum ftp help? Forum Need help with uploading to an FTP Forum FTP adresses please help Forum Help??!!?? I can't email or ftp any files, although I can .. Forum FTP Site. Need help. Forum XP sp2 and FTP help Forum FTP problem after SP2 - HELP!! Forum Newbi - Please Help with ftp Forum FTP Server - MN700 help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !