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Windows 7: My FTP isnt working across the internet.

18 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
My FTP isnt working across the internet.

I installed the IIS FTP and I am able to browse my ftp from the PC by going to the computer name ftp://main or IP address .

I went to my router and enabled port forwarding of port 20 and 21 to but when i go to my ftp from the internet. It does work...

what can I do? what step did I miss? any help please.

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18 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64

ok i opened up 20 and 21 on the PC and now I am able to get to a logon screen going to However when i type in the credentials it times out...
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18 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Did you forward the ports to, if you didn't that will be the problem. You have to tell the information where to go. Just connecting to is not enough. The device may have FTP turned on so you are trying to log into the device, when you meant to be transferred to to log in.
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19 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64

Yes ofcourse. that was the first thing that I did:

Here are all the settings: what am i missing or what am i doing wrong

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c51d:4d91:8208:d811%11
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

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19 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64

Hey Im able to connect to it from powershell! why cant i do it from internet explorer, or firefox or chrome!!!!!???
ahh this is driving me crazy!
I am able to connect to the ftp from a remote location via the command prompt.

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19 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

The day I posted my message I was able to connect to your FTP and was prompted for username and password. Now I don't get a connection. You may have had it working and now it is not.

In your second screen shot: I can't remember off the top of my head but you may not need that set because you already have the correct setting in the first screen shot. Since the ports are forwarded you don't need your public address information in the FTP server. Anyway something to try.
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19 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64

The reason was because my computer was turned off at the time you tried it.

I went ahead and set the ftp firewall to 0-0 for the ports and no ipaddress.

i can connect with firefox: but not

i can connect with command: ftp and

i can remotely connect with command: ftp but not with firefox or any other browser for that matter.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Are you trying to access it from completely outside your network? In other words to you have a laptop and you go to a coffee shop and test this? The reason I ask is because some routers will not let you connect to an outside address and test. The router is smart enough to know that you are on the same network so you will get mixed results.

If you don't mind setting it up for READ ONLY I will be more than happy to test it from my system to yours. Just PM me with a username and password.
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20 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64

Yes I tried this from a diffrent PC in a diffrent house in a diffrent State.

I am able to connect via ftp from the command promp but not through internet explorer.
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20 May 2010   #10


I didn't think you could use IE anymore for FTP, I thought that was retired in IE6?

Try a client like filezilla.
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