5085Re: Problems accessing LS outside LAN
- Apr 18, 2006I still cannot FTP from the Internet from an outside location. When I
enter in my username/password combo with the WAN IP that the newtwork
with the LinkStation is on (i.e. ftp://username:email@example.com)
it times out every time.
I set up my Linkstation to have a static IP address of 192.168.x.y and
a Gateway of 192.168.x.1 (which is the same as the IP address of my
router). I can access the Linkstation locally either through the
Workgroup, as a Network Drive, and by FTP using the local LAN IP
192.168.x.y. I configured my D-Link router to allow ports 20, 21, and
1025-1027 for FTP access and set up the Virtual FTP Server to point to
the IP address of my LinkStation 192.168.x.y, but I still can't access
it from the internet - using passive or active modes of any FTP
program or web browser...
Neither Buffalo nor D-Link has been helpful at all. Any other
thoughts out there? I'm still tinkering around with it to see if I
can discover something I overlooked.
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, KeepIt SimpleStupid
> Opening ports 20-21 is not enough to get FTP to work.
> You need to open a few (say 3) higher number ports.
> Try opening 1025, 1026 and 1027 as well. I just
> looked at what I had forwarded on my router. For more
> info look at the RFC for FTP. You also need to use
> the right mode of FTP.
> It's also difficult to test since you can't ftp from
> inside to your public IP address. I was able to ssh
> to a unix host and then ftp back into my LAN from that
> host to test.
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