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Thread: Linksys Router + FTP Server = Headache

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    Square Duck
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    Question Linksys Router + FTP Server = Headache

    Greetings all, I'm looking for a little help with my Linksys Cable Router, I'm hoping some kind soul out there will be good enough to lend a hand. Here's the problem:

    I've got my router setup no problem (bought it 3 days ago). Upgraded the firmware to 1.22 , no glitches so far. I'm running (or at least trying to) an FTP server from behind the firewall. The Server runs on a Pentium 200, 32 megs ram, Windows SE, running Serv-U FTP software. Here's the kicker,... it works fine, so long as my other machine (P2 450, 128 Megs ram, Windows SE) is off. As soon as the second system is powered on, the transfers on the server (UL or DL) crap out after about 3 minutes. EVERY TIME. There's no file or printer sharing enabled, they aren't even part of the same workgroup. Network cards in both machines are NDC 10/100 cards, using cat5 cables. I read about the router having trouble with 10/100 cards on timhiggins site, so I locked the Server's card to 10 1/2 duplex. Problem persists. Can anyone lend a hand? I'm losing my hair over this one... trust me, I can't afford that.

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    LordAthens
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    First thing, are you running DHCP or manual set IP's (on the intranet side)? If you are running DHCP, thats your first problem. Manually specify IP's on the computer, rather than obtain from DHCP. Also, if you haven't forwarded port 21 (or whatever port you happen to be using to FTP) to the IP of the computer that is running the FTP.

    It sounds like you possibly are trying to use the same IP on the computers. Check and make sure that you are using a different IP on all of the computers.

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    Square Duck
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    Originally posted by LordAthens:
    It sounds like you possibly are trying to use the same IP on the computers. Check and make sure that you are using a different IP on all of the computers.
    Many thanks for the reply, but as it turns out, I was able to fix it anyhow. And ya, I had already specified the IPs for each machine, and forwarded the port.

    I ended up switching the card to a DLink 10Mbit, and reset both the modem & router. That + a little more tweaking, and it seemed to do the trick.

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    LordAthens
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    Glad to hear you got it working

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    Square Duck
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    Just a follow up for those that are interested...

    I had originally set up the internal LAN with 10/100 cards, and the FTP server was a no-go. After resetting the router, switching the port on which the FTP was running, changing to 10Mbit NIC, the server was up and running.

    On a whim, the other day I re-installed the 10/100 card in the server, and locked both machines to 100Mbit Full Duplex. Everything is running smooth as silk, no problems,... and best of all, no dishing out more $$ for new NICs.

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