FTP? How do I do an FTP site for 1 single firmware upgrade?

By Savage1701 ยท 6 replies
Aug 4, 2009
  1. Is there a way I can to an easy FTP setup so my console service can access a single 14mb firmware upgrade?

    I mean FTP for *****s. Can I set up a local computer on my network as an FTP server, put the firmware in it and point the console server upgrade screen to that file?

    I can only upgrade via FTP.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    If I remember correctly, you do a right click on the download> Save Target As.

    It's been a while.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    There are two sides to FTP:
    1) The FTP client (which requests downloads) and
    2) The FTP server (which contain the files clients ask to do download)

    You only need an FTP client to get downloads from an FTP server

    You can usually use Internet Explorer as an FTP client simply entering ftp:// followed by the URL or ip address of the FTP server ( see here)

    Or you can download freeware applications which provide the FTP client interface. I happen to like ALFTP (click here)

    /* EDIT */
    Fixed typo's
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,150   +985

    The article cited shows that a server program is required to be installed even for Windows
    (in this case http://www.serv-u.com/).
    Any Windows Server system (win2k win2003/8) comes with the FTPD server, while Win/XP/Vista et al only come with the client side (FTP).

    The comment on changing the protocol from http:// to ftp:// is correct and realy cool
    *if & only if* you have some kind of webserver already installed, like Apache2 or some
    others like these: http://www.thefreecountry.com/webmaster/web-server-software.shtml
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    OOps. My apologies...

    When i first skimmed the posts i thought you were only asking for an ftp client...
    So I'll add, you can also use the same program, ALFTP, to run as your FTP server as well as running using it as FTP client on other computers

    If you want to run ALFTP as your FTP server, just click Server. Then in its Server Setup window
    > Server IP address should be the server's local IP address
    > Set Home Directory to the directory your FTP clients will connect to (it becomes their "root" directory upon connecting to the server machine)
    > Note Port 21 is the default FTP port number and must be opened by your firewall

    Click thumbnail for full view


    /* edit */
    If you wanted to use ALFTP as your FTP client, you would want to click on Site Map or Connect
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Well the way I read the question was that the dude has a console that he needs to connect to an ftp server to get an update. So he wanted to make his PC the FTP server. SO.... what I linked was correct.

    I did say I thought Windows could do it itself, what I meant was I thought XP Pro had the tools to be an ftp server, apparently it doesn't, so I linked a good article on setting one up with a 3rd party tool.
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