02-14-2010 11:03 AM
I have enabled the FTP access option within the admin, but how do I actually connect to the LinkStation Pro via FTP?
Cant find any documentation anywhere about this.
Any help would be much appreciated.
02-14-2010 08:16 PM - edited 02-15-2010 10:41 PM
If you are not using access control, open Explorer and type "ftp://[ipaddress]". ipaddress is your global IP address. It is NOT the local address which your router gives.
You can always use a free software like FileZilla (http://filezilla-project.org/).
02-14-2010 10:43 PM
You can find the IP address in Nas Navi. I would recommend using filezilla.
02-15-2010 04:03 AM
I have tried visiting http://(ipaddress) And used the IP address that is my global address - and it must connect to something as it immediately asks for a username and password. I have entered the username and password that I use to access my linkstation via the WebAccess but this does not work.
Any ideas? I dont remember setting up any other login details.
08-20-2012 10:11 AM
Did you ever get this working? I'm trying to do the same. How did you find your external IP address?
Really?! Look at the link below! :-/
08-21-2012 03:58 AM
Don't you need to forward port 21
Yes, to the local IP of the NAS.
08-21-2012 04:57 AM
Like the lmgtfy link ;) cheers for that. Rookie error!
My router only seems to let me specify a range and an ip for port forwarding? Is this normal? I've read that I should be able to forward a port on the router to different port # on a device.
e.g. I have an ftp server on my NAS but also on my Raspberry Pi. If I forward 21 to the IP of the NAS, does that mean I can't forward it to the pi? If I used say, 2021 for the Pi, would ftp still work or would it need to be on port 21?
One last question, I'm new to setting up ftp, I've only ever used it for work where it's already been set up and I just drag and drop in windows! But I was using it on both devices last night and I was able to copy files from each, but not write to them. I presume there are some permissions I need to change to allow this or do I just need to use ssh command line or similar? Can I limit the write access to specific IPs?