I’m trying to set up the FTP server on my MBL Duo. I am not able to access the server remotely, i.e… outside my local network. I need help, even after having read many similar posts and tried many of the potential solutions stated by other community members, all with no luck.
An overview of my current setup.
FTP functionality is, of course, turned on.
I have a generic modem, from my ISP, which is connected to my Airport Extreme router (AE). The AE is the DHCP client. My MBL duo is connected to the AE by ethernet cable.
My ISP is NOT blocking any ports.
I have port forwarded port 21 on my AE.
( On a similar note I have also forwarded port 80 and 443 for the WD2GO remote access, and this is working fine)
I have associated port 21 with the INTERNAL IP of the MBL duo, which is 10.0.1.21 in my case. The MBL duo’s IP is static. This was done by changing ‘network mode’, under settings, to static, instead of DHCP.
I can access my drive perfectly fine WITHIN my LAN with the ftp protocols of different programs, such as filezilla. I can access my drive remotely through wd2go, where the staus is " port forwarding connection established". So those ports seem to be forwarded correctly. I cannot, however, remotely access the drive through FTP. (tried with different internet browsers and filezilla). I am not even seeing a page to enter any passcodes etc. It just doesn’t connect.
Can anyone see what the fault(s) might be?
Thanks in advance.