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 : ForumHelp me find an alternative to FTP for my dad ForumFTP HELP !! ForumYawca cant detect my ftp severr ForumNeed help setting up an FTP server ForumFTP help ForumBatch file FTP help ForumSystem specs for an ftp server ForumNeed Help with setting up FTP server (hope someone here can help ) ForumHelp with NAS, Personal Web Server, FTP , Video Streaming Linux Build ForumPlease help me set up a FTP server ForumCan i use a router to make a ftp server? ForumFTP little help please ForumPublic FTP access to my computer ForumFTP Thru the MN-700 and XP-SP2 Firewall ForumIIS FTP through port forwarding, passive mode problem ForumRouter Setup Forum[Solved] Help: Wirelss stopped working Forum[Solved] FTP help ForumFTP HELP!! ForumPlease help me set up a FTP server More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !