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ftp access in wrt54g?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by jagboy, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    has anyone done this:

    i wanted to give ftp access to the clients on my network. is this possible.
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

  3. AbNormal

    AbNormal Network Guru Member

    Where is your FTP server located/running?
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

  5. AbNormal

    AbNormal Network Guru Member

    Okay, now I am confused. But, I don't have much information to go on. Like, isn't your router at 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.

    Enlighten me...
  6. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    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 on my network a just have : one WRT54G, 2 wireless clients, and one wired client.
  7. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    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.
  8. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    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.
  9. AbNormal

    AbNormal Network Guru Member

    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!!

  10. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member


    thanks for clearing that up for me.
  11. Gelegrodan

    Gelegrodan Network Guru Member

    how to connect to my router (WRT54G -hyperwrt 2.1b1) whit winscp?

    just get: network error: connection refused

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