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Cannot access ftp server from outside network

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:12 am
by Shawnturner
Hello all,

I hope someone can help me.I have successfully been able to generate a ftp server on my PC, such that files in specific folders can be access by other devices which are connected to my network.
I did this by putting the address (my computers network IP address) into the IP address field on the Passive Mode settings page.
What I would like to do now is be able to access these folders from the internet, and so have put in my external IP address (82.3.156.xx) into that field. This didn't work.
I've been onto my router admin, and forwarded ports 14147, 21 and 22 to, and still no joy.
My router is a TP W8970.
I am wondering whether what is confusing the issue is the fact that my router enables sharing of USB memory sticks and harddrives, and it is these that are trying to be accessed whenever I try to ftp to 82.3.156.xx
Or, have I totally misunderstood?
Hopefully there is someone on here who has successfully generated a ftp server on their PC despite their router having its own ftp sharing function.

Thanks in advance,

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.