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Can't connect to FTP sites outside my network

While connected to the router (WNDR3700v4), I am unable to connect to FTP sites, not sure if there is a setting that is blocking this, I have double checked service blocking, it is set to never block.  Or if there is a setting I need to turn on to allow it.  If I VPN to another machine outside my network I can connect to FTP sites outside my WAN.  If I bypass the router I can connect to FTP sites outside my network.

 

Very curious...

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Re: Can't connect to FTP sites outside my network

Hello @Noxidrw,

 

Welcome to the community!

 

You have to allow the FTP port to pass the router's firewall. See port forwarding configuration from this link.

By the way, we strongly suggest that the FTP server has its own static IP address.

 

Let us know what happens.

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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Re: Can't connect to FTP sites outside my network

I set up my FTP settings to allow open ports, but it still blocks external connections after a bit of usage. In other words, I can connect via FTP, then a day later I cannot, and must reset the router. Is there an issue with FTP blocking. Any solutions? Netgear online and phone support is absent and unresponsive.

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