Check your contract. Does your ISP even allow you to host servers?
Yes, they do. I have used FTP many times over many years with the same ISP. That is if they have not changed their policy this last week. I will try to find out.
Did you enter your current external IP in the field if you use this option. It obviously is meant for static or nearly static external IPs. If your IP changes often use the ''Retrieve external IP'' option.
I am sure that I do not have a static IP. But for the last year, I have had the same IP. Mostly because I always have my modem and router connected and running all the time. But even when I have lost connection for a day, I have so far been given the same IP upon connection again.
I already posted that you're missing the entire Passive mode data port range. Please read the Network Configuration guide and define, forward and open this range of ports, or data connections will fail.
That is something I have forgotten earlier. Then the FTP worked but it had often trouble between files. When you told me to read the Network Configuration again, I noted that I should at least open a range of 50 ports. So I did so after your previous post.
I opened port 21 and 50000-50050.
So you need to dial the ISP number now?
No. The ADSL modem that I use keeps the connection open. I guess that it has some kind of router function, but as I remember, it has no firewall build in.
To summarize it all as to what I can guess now.
- Problem is still there after I removed the router. So it can not be the router or its settings
- Disabling the software firewall, virus scanner and everything in the Symantec protection did not help. So it can not be that either
- I did set up the FTP with different ports if the port 21 somehow would have been accidently blocked. I tested port 22 and some port over 5000.
- There is no difference of I connect to the router/modem by wire or wireless.
- The server worked 2 weeks ago but not now when I restarted it. No parameters changed.
- Connecting local by using 127.0.0.1 or 192.168.0.*** does work.
As I see it, there can now only be one of two problems:
- I am doing something crazy in the settings. (With all the problems I reinstalled the FileZilla server, so now after reinstalling I have changed the settings)
- My ADSL modem has done something that stops incoming FTP connections.
I will se if I can log into my modem and see what settings there is. Have no clue what IP the modem has yet. I guess that an ipconfig would tell that?
Then I will make a couple of screen dumps to present all the settings I have done in the server. I will then post the URL to that image here and see if someone can figure something out of it.