is my linksys router blocking ftp and dcc connects ?

By ragez0r ยท 4 replies
Jul 7, 2005
  1. hi, sorry if this is the wrong thread... for a long time now.. i havent been able to have ppl connect to my ftp site or send files thru dcc on mirc... and i THINK this all started after i got my linksys router....
    is there a firewall in my router ??

    thanks for any help
  2. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Yes, your router has a firewall and it will block that traffic.

    You will need to enable port forwarding (its under gaming and applications usually).

    Forward port 21 to your FTP server. I'm not sure what the port for DCC is, but you will need to forward it also.

    For port forwarding, you will need static IP addresses for you computers.
  3. ragez0r

    ragez0r TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

    k.. thanks i appreciate that alot.. but could u just ummm.. make it a little simpler and a way that wont cost me 23$ a month... im sure theres a way to deactivate the firewall in lynksys no ??

    thank you
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If you insist on not doing things right and feel like exposing your Windows computer to all the bad guys on the internet then you can set your computer to be the DMZ host in the router configuration. This way all the incoming traffic is routed directly to your PC.

    Please don't complain later when you get hijacked or find child porn on your hard drive.
  5. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    The computers on your network will need a static IP, not your internet connection.

    ie... assign your FTP server an address of from within Windows. Then on the Linksys router set the port forwarding for port 21 to 21 to

    If you want to make it easier for people to find your FTP server, look at a service like Its free and your LinkSys router will probably have a utility to auto update whenever your internet IP address changes.
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