I would like to be able to put a hard drive online so I can access my files anywhere I am. But my computer will not let me. I have Windows Vista Home Premium. I can access my files on the network. I've used CrossFTP Server. When I go to my network IP Address with the port, it shows a 404 error.
EDIT: I do not need help with this question anymore. The idea was canned.
Answer by Seb · Nov 14, 2010 at 10:26 PM
Do not type ftp://[myrouterip]:22 <--- because your router is not the machine your FTP is set up on. You want to type ftp://[YOUR_IP]:22. I suggest reading a book about networking before attempting to set up an FTP server.
Answer by Tim Fontana · Nov 14, 2010 at 03:02 PM
have you set up port forwarding on your router? what network address are you typing in? the one of your router? or you external ip? if you have set up port forwarding and are using your external ip then it should work.
Answer by Timn96 · Nov 14, 2010 at 03:29 PM
You need to go on to your router settings and designate the port 22 (FTP port) to the computer it's running off and then it should be fine.
If you go to http://portforward.com/ and then select your router and then the service you should be all set :D
Answer by coolsecretspy · Nov 15, 2010 at 01:07 PM
what software are you using? i had FileZilla Server running on my server in my home office as it's the only machine that is on 24/7. and you will need to go into your router and configure that correctly to get it working. i no longer use FileZilla anymore as it's hosted on my personal cloud network.
Answer by synaptiv · Nov 15, 2010 at 01:47 PM
before you try anything else first try ftp://localhost:22 or ftp://127.0.0.1:22 if that does not work there is something wrong with the configuration also make sure your firewall isnt blocking port 22 or the service that uses it.