FTP through Router

July 17, 2010 at 02:18:35
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, to cut a long story short, i'm trying to transfer a very small file from my work laptop to my personal laptop using FTP. I have remote control to my router and my personal laptop is switched on but at the moment I dont have physical access to it (i'm away on business).

Both Laptops run Win 7 pro, I have FileZilla FTP client, WAN IP and user login and password. Just not sure what to do from here, I know I need to port forward at least 2 ports but still a bit hazy on how to get the whole thing to work.

Any help will be greatly appreciated

thank you

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July 17, 2010 at 06:15:44
You just need to forward port 21 (ftp). You need to know the LAN IP of the target PC and your external (internet) IP address. You create the forward on your router telling it:

Send port 21 to IP # xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

Where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the LAN (internal) IP of your laptop.

You also need to have the ftp software running on the target laptop so it can respond to the incoming ftp request.

When all that is setup, you ftp to the external IP of your home network, the port forward will send the incoming ftp (port 21) session to your laptop which should answer.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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