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Windows 7: windows 7 blocks ftp connection

17 Mar 2010   #21

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I think I'm getting somewhere. I connected to the ftp server before opening my vpn connection to my work network. As soon as I opened the VPN ftp fell over. Closing the vpn restored ftp.

This is not a problem I have ever had with XP.

Can anyone suggest a fix for this vpn/ftp clash?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Mar 2010   #22


You can add the ftp address to your host file.

The tracert was suposed to point those issues out for us. VPN will alter your tcp/ip properties... usually a dns server, gateway and ip address. The tracert DID resolve the addresses, thus eliminated that issue from my head. For more info I'll need the ftp site and your ipconfig /all while vpn'd... If you don't wish to provide this info to a public place, I understand.

However, it is possible that you'll never be able to ftp while vpn'd that whatever network you're vpn'd to... It's all in the settings of that vpn network.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2010   #23

windows 7

Finally cracked it. It was a gateway issue. Switching the ip settings on my vpn connection to use the local gateway solves the problem. It seems the vpn server at work has a very restrictive firewall.

Thanks for everyone's help though, much appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Mar 2010   #24


Glad ur issue is resolved and gud u hv posted back the fix.
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