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5086Re: [LinkStation_General] Re: Problems accessing LS outside LAN

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  • pfink
    Apr 18, 2006
      Jeff wrote:
      > I 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:password@65.a.b.123)
      > 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.

      Could your ISP possibly be blocking incoming FTP traffic?
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