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hey guys ive been trying to do this for weeks but i cant do it... i have a netgear wgr614 netgear router connected to my pc, with a wireless card hooked up to my laptop... i cant figure out for the life of me how i can connect to my ftp on my lap top from my pc on my desk... even my webserver wont work... how do i do it. i never had a problem before i got the router... help
 
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xxkhbxx said:
hey guys ive been trying to do this for weeks but i cant do it... i have a netgear wgr614 netgear router connected to my pc, with a wireless card hooked up to my laptop... i cant figure out for the life of me how i can connect to my ftp on my lap top from my pc on my desk... even my webserver wont work... how do i do it. i never had a problem before i got the router... help
In the configuration Menu under Advanced / Port-forwarding.
In the Service Name drop-down you will see FTP. You'll need to enable that to the LAN IP address of the PC you require to use FTP with. This should set up ports 20 and 21 for you.
Netgear ships with FTP and telnet off by default. For example, as described in http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n100442.asp.
 
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coulterp -

From previous posts, I know you are the Netgear "expert", but I'd like to confirm your previous post. Does xxkhbxx need to open up these ports on the router if he is implementing FTP on two systems that are both on the router's local network? I thought that he would only need to open these ports if he was trying to FTP to the Internet?

Maybe it's an IP address or firewall problem?
 
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jtatsud said:
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the router if he is implementing FTP on two systems that are both on the router's local network? I thought that he would only need to open these ports if he was trying to FTP to the Internet?

Maybe it's an IP address or firewall problem?
You have a point there. On first reading it I took it to be that the "pc on my desk" was a work PC and xxkhbxx was FTP'ing to/from outside the LAN. On re-reading that may be an invalid assumption (for "invalid assumption" read "careless reading" on my part!), and if FTP'ing purely on the LAN then the port-forwarding wouldn't be necessary.

Could be a firewall problem. But OTOH xxkhbxx said "i never had a problem before i got the router" implying whatever, if any, firewall etc software was in place beforehand did not impede FTP. The implication is then that the router introduced the problem. So could, of course, then still be an IP address.

xxkhbxx: can you give more info about your IP addresses on the PCs? For example, do your think they are picking up IP addresses, default gateway, DNS addresses, from the router OK?
 
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