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Re: Invalid large file sizes via FTP?

mgrabow
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Invalid large file sizes via FTP?

Hello,
I have experienced a werid situation:
using an FTP client (FileZilla) I uploaded a large file (approx. 5 GB - iso image) to a readyshare folder. Everything seems fine, except for file size reported by router's FTP server - approx. 1 GB (tested on FileZilla and Firefox built-in client). If you try to download the file, it downloads only that 1 GB and the file is corrupted (truncated, I guess).

Smaller files (even 2 GB) seem OK.

SMB and HTTP clients show real and correct file size and using that protocols, access and download is fine.

It's a bit irritaiting, as FTP access is much faster than SMB if you don't need direct access and just use storage.

Has anyone experienced such behaviour? Is there a way to fix it?
I'm using WNDR3700v2 with .12 firmware and 1,5 TB external drive.

Regards,
Michal
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sabretooth
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Re: Invalid large file sizes via FTP?

Upgrade your firmware to .16 and try again. Make sure you hard reset the router an reconfigure it manually back to your settings.
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mgrabow
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Re: Invalid large file sizes via FTP?

You mean the one from WNDR3800?
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sabretooth
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Re: Invalid large file sizes via FTP?

Ohps, sorry! I read the wrong model number. Ignore my post.
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mgrabow
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Re: Invalid large file sizes via FTP?

No, wait - seems it wasn't that stupid after all Smiley Wink)

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=627426

According to that topic, WNDR3700v2 is fully flashable with WNDR3800's 10.0.0.16 firmware. I'm going to test it soon Smiley Happy

Thanks!
Michal
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mgrabow
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Re: Invalid large file sizes via FTP?

Unfortunately no success... I couldn't even manage to install new firmware. I did everything "by the book", but always after uploading new image file, I ended up with my old firmware (even though I did 30/30/30 before and after flashing). A bit frustrating Smiley Happy

Regards,
Michal
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jlewter
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Re: Invalid large file sizes via FTP?

I do not think trying to flash the 3800fw on it is a good idea.
The 3700v1, 3700av, 3700v2 should all be able to run it. Upgrading the memory (steady hand and good iron required) would be wise.

As long as your flashing firmware versions that do not alter the bootloader then your good to go, but if any update touches that then you could find it a bit difficult to recover.
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mgrabow
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Re: Invalid large file sizes via FTP?

Thanks - eventually I gave up with wndr3800 firmware and decided to go with dd-wrt. I turned out it also can't handle large files (> 4GB) by FTP, but this time I know it's by design Smiley Wink


Regards,
Michal
Message 8 of 10
jlewter
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Re: Invalid large file sizes via FTP?

If you format it as NTFS instead of FAT it should be able to handle >4gb file size.
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mgrabow
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Re: Invalid large file sizes via FTP?

Thanks, but that's not it. I've formatted it as ext2 (for maximum performance) and it does handle large files (using SMB). It's just that FTP doesn't Smiley Happy

Regards,
Michal
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