nurakiera

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Ive been trying to figure out how to(or if i even can) access my FTP file server running windows server 2003 enterprise edition, from a remote location(school, work etc.)

All i want is something simple. I want to use IE(ftp://ip address) to access it, but my problem is HOW DO I ACCESS IT?! :fou:
It's on my normal local network so I'm guessing I would have to use the IP address if it is even possible.

also, i tried to set up port forwarding but still cant access it.

I set up sharing with my laptop on my LAN by START>RUN>\\USERNAME
then set it as a network drive.

OTHER QUESTIONS: which IP should i use to access it from IE?

PLZ HELP ME!!
 
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You have to use the IP address you get from your ISP.

Use that long with port forwarding and opening any firewalls you have in place.

The router will then direct the traffic to the ftp server. I hope this helps.

soundefx

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You have to use the IP address you get from your ISP.

Use that long with port forwarding and opening any firewalls you have in place.

The router will then direct the traffic to the ftp server. I hope this helps.
 
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ankurlabs

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See this post hope this hepls http://siliconity.com/accessing-home-system-from-remote-location/ :p