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Old May 7th, 2009, 04:22 AM
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Question Disabling Router Firewall

Hi all, can anybody please tell me how I disable or allow certain programs to get past my WGT624 v3 router firewall?

I need to do this so I can use FTP client to transfer files to a hosting server, after many hours trying, I have finally come to believe that this is the problem.

ANY advice greatly appreciated, Thanks!
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Old May 7th, 2009, 08:57 AM
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Default Re: Disabling Router Firewall

I believe you can use port-forwarding to get features through the router firewall but I don't think you should need to for FTP.

You might have a firewall in your modem that needs to have the level of protection lowered or port-forwarding set up for FTP. Or you may have a software firewall that needs different settings.
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Old May 7th, 2009, 10:22 AM
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Default Re: Disabling Router Firewall

disable "SPI" or "port scan & DoS", you will find either one.

for you can open ports for FTP is one way or DMZ as well but you can try first option.

it's in router settings
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Old May 7th, 2009, 01:00 PM
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Default Re: Disabling Router Firewall

Unless you have taken specific steps to block programs or services - the firewall in the router will, by default, allow all outgoing connections - ftp is a little unusual in that, depending on how it is configured, it may require one outgoing connection which will be allowed, and one incoming connection, which may be blocked.

Notice I said may - most routers will allow the incoming ftp data connection through as long as you're using standard ftp ports - it's when folks try to get creative and use non-standard ports (on the server side) that the connection ends up being blocked.

If you're not using passive ftp, I suggest you try that, after confirming with the hosting service that they allow passive ftp.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 11:38 PM
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Default Re: Disabling Router Firewall

I got a similar problem with my router. I'd love to know if you are able to solve your problem and upload with it.. please share.
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