I'm trying to set up my home network server (dlink DNS-323) for remote access via web/ftp behind my router (dlink DIR-655). Did all necessary configs needed,i.e., opened port 21 on the NAS and forwarded same port on my router(even tried other port #'s since maybe my ISP is blocking port 21). Assigned and reserved a static IP for my NAS. Tried everything that I know and even spent hours with dlink's tech support (they're OK but I think I have a better chance solving this on my own). My Problem is... I Can't access my FTP server from INSIDE and OUTSIDE my network. Accessing through IP address of ftp://188.8.131.52 or ftp://184.108.40.206:21 (where 123.123,,, is my WAN IP provided by my ISP and 21 is the port #). Also, my router's LOGS displays continuously blocking of UDP packet request whenever I try to access my server via a web based ftp client such as net2ftp or dyndns. I'd really appreciate it if somebody can help me with my prob. Been bangin my head against the wall for about a week now. PLEASE HELP!! PLEASE! 911!!! S.O.S.!!!! ...---...!!!
Hey thx a lot for the reply ted. I don't have any router installed except for the DIR655, and I'm using a Motorola 2210-02-M002 DSL Modem and though I don't think it matters, I have an 8-Port Dlink Gigabit Switch where the NAS is plugged into. Anyways, here's my current situation :
I think I partially solved my woes [ I dunno'.. Maybe :( ]. I'm finally able to connect to my ftp server from my work PC using IE7 Browser, by "unchecking" USE PASSIVE FTP under tools>internet options>advanced. But when I get home, all my LAN side PCs network drives are all screwed up and won't connect that I had to disconnect them all and re-map them all over again just to get them to communicate again. I really have no clue as to what's causing this. You think it's a Firmware issue? Both of them ( Router & NAS ) are up to date. All I know is I can't be doing this (re-mapping) 6 PC's everytime I access my server from outside which is pretty much EVERYDAY!
Got any clue?? Again thank you so much for your time.
Here's how I set-up Static IP ; DHCP Range is from 100 - 199 , and though my server's IP's last octet is 199 and within that range, I reserved that address for my DNS 323 never to expire. Did I do it incorrectly? Is it better to just set the range from 100-198?
You think that if I choose " YES, USE PUBLIC IP ADDRESS " on my modem will solve my double NAT issue since my Dlink DIR-655 router's ENABLED DHCP server will be the one providing my Private IP addresses to my network. Please let me know. Thanks again.