router firewall

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Joined: Mar 2006

i install a router on my network, since then i cant access my ftp account.
i suppose it's a firewall issue, but i can't find that option in the router admin.
the router admin system is conexant.
does anyone have any idea how can i disable the firwall or open ports ?

mairving's picture

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Joined: Feb 2001

Most hardware routers don't block outgoing ports by default. I don't know about the brand but this may help:
Click Start/Run
Type in cmd
Type in ipconfig /all
Note default gateway.
Open your browser window and type in the default gateway address.
A login box should appear
Possible username:password combinations are admin:admin, admin:blank, blank:admin and admin:password.

Once you are logged in, you should be able to open and close ports.

Mark Irving
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compwolf's picture

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Joined: Nov 2003

Check your FTP software settings. It may just be that you are set to an active type ftp connection which doesn't like Firewalls. If so you may change that to a passive connection which just may solve it without compromising your firewall.

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Joined: Mar 2006

you need to go into your router settings and forward the port for ftp with is set to 21 but to be smart never use 21 as it's a common port and bandwidth usuage is monitored and easier for people to break into. Use a high port ...........tell me what router you have and I can better help you. This is the best way the last thing you want to do is disable your router firewall, that would be a waste. - Free Image Hosting

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