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I want to create a FTP server so I can access my my files at school and at friends houses.

Windows 7:

I have installed 'FileZilla server client' I have made a drive partition I want to be served. I can access my server over the local network (IP: 192.168...) but not though my public ip.

Any ideas? Thanks for the tips in advance :)

asked Jun 23 '12 at 17:25

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Does you school allow you to access personal servers? I know mine doesn't.

(Jul 10 '12 at 09:51) Claassen Claassen's gravatar image

Maybe you should try forwarding the port?

answered Jun 23 '12 at 18:07

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Any idea how to do it or can you point me in the right direction for help? Thanks :)

(Jun 23 '12 at 18:09) m19ris m19ris's gravatar image

There is that with filezilla that you can use. Or uss IIS (Internet information services) that is built into your version of windows as a component. Then you need to port forwards your IP of your computer through your router. One little question that I have here is your ip address that your using from your personal router is it a dynamic where it changes every so often or a static IP address? If it is Static then it is just a matter of marking it in the router for the forwarding of it. I have made on two of my servers like that where they are static instead of dynamic.

The other thing that you can do as well if you choose to do so as an option. And I have done this myself on two of my other computers. You can subscribe to a place where you can create your own web address. and run a little application on your computer where it will check for your IP address that your DSL or cable modem will used. And related it to your personal web address that you would have. without memorizing the IP address of your cable or dsl modem. Here is the link for this. http://dyn.com/dns/

(Jun 23 '12 at 18:53) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

If you are trying to set this up from home desk top 2 things come first 1 is to check and make sure your ISP allows port 21 to be open that is the #1 thing if this is a no FTP may not be possible #2 make sure there is not a fire wall on the desktop or router or both blocking port 21 ..

3 since IP addresses are not fixed make sure you know that you know the Ip addRess the file server is using at the time you want it ..

a few other things know this if any one at is at home using internet access or everyone but you at the same time you try to up load or donw load through that server everything can become double throttled once by the server and once by the ISP as they have an order of priority set up on there system and you can be sure an open server on home service is very low on thatr priority list ..

if you want to get very fancy with it and you have your Own domain you can go make a Cname for IP address you still need to know what it is at all times ....

answered Jun 23 '12 at 19:25

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edited Jun 23 '12 at 19:27


You can simply assign the port within the router itself to which port you want to use. Default is 21 on the application like filezilla or in IIS with FTP running on it. Once you assign port 8080 for the exterior for the router and port 21 on the inside of the LAN you will be fine. This is not much of a problem to put together.

(Jun 23 '12 at 20:10) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

Try uninstalling FileZilla and install XAMPP instead. FileZilla comes with it.

answered Jun 23 '12 at 23:53

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This video might help =)

answered Jul 10 '12 at 05:18

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