Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by jagboy, Mar 25, 2005.
has anyone done this:
i wanted to give ftp access to the clients on my network. is this possible.
Where is your FTP server located/running?
it is on my network. but i dont want to access it using winscp but ftp like ftp://ftp.192.168.1.1/
Okay, now I am confused. But, I don't have much information to go on. Like, isn't your router at 192.168.1.1? Or is it somewhere else?
Or, have you loaded FTP server software onto your Linksys router? You can see I'm confused as to what you actually have on your network, so I'm kinda grasping at straws, here.
i have no ftp software on the wrt54g i just wanted to know if i could use port 21 on the router and allow ftp access on the router becasue i want to let clients acess files on the wrt54g with out using authenication.. and yes my rotuer ip is 192.168.1.1. on my network a just have : one wrt54g, 2 wireless clients, and one wired client.
What files on the WRT54G? I didn't know the router is a file server :?:
You mean a FTP server running on a computer connected to the router? Please clarify.
you can use a program named winscp (http://winscp.net/eng/download.php) to get into the rotuer and see the file structure.and you could also drap and drop a few mp3s and documants into the routers ram.
Okay, I think I understand, now.
The answer is, "No".
FTP, is a "File Tranfer Protocol". It requires a "client" (application) at the user end, and a "server", at the location where the desired "files" are. In this case, the WRT54G would need to have FTP Server software running on it, so that "clients" could "FTP in" in order to download/upload files. This process is similar to what you do when you upload web pages to your ISP's web server, if you maintain a personal (or, any) web site. Note, that you only transfer files back and forth, you cannot send any commands to the FTP server, other than creating and deleting directories, etc. In a way, it is performs similar tasks as Windows Explorer, where you can see files on "another" drive, and move them back and forth.
The reason as to why this won't work, even if you open up port 21, is that there is no FTP server running on the Linksys box to connect to.
However, if you just want to have "remote" access to the router, you could telnet into it, as the WRT does have a telnet server available.
Bingo! It looks like you posted a solution to your own problem. Way to go!!
thanks for clearing that up for me.
how to connect to my router (wrt54g -hyperwrt 2.1b1) whit winscp?
just get: network error: connection refused