Jul 22

To host an FTP server behind a router D-Link, you must open port 20 (TCP) and 21 (TCP) in the router and point to the computer with the FTP server software. In addition, you can configure your FTP client to passive mode to use. Internet users should access the router’s WAN IP address to your FTP server software and configure your client in passive mode.

For the D-Link DI-514, DI-524, DI-604 (US only), DI-614+, DI-624, DI-704P(revC), DI-754, DI-764, DI-774, and DI-784:

Step 1: Open a web browser like Internet Explorer and enter the IP address of the router ( Enter the name admin () and password blank ().

Step 2: Click Advanced, then Firewall.

Step 3: Create a rule in the firewall: Click Enabled.
Enter a name (ftp).
Click Allow.

Source of this page, select the WAN interface. In the first field, enter an *. Leave the second box empty.
Depending on the destination, choose the LAN interface. Enter the IP address of the computer on the FTP server. Leave the second box empty.

Under the Protocol, select TCP. In the beach areas of Port, type 20 in the first zone and 21 in the second box.


Step 4: Click Apply and then Continue to save settings.

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  • At 2010.08.03 02:00, online ftp server said:

    Check http://www.ezyftpserver.com if you want to run a simple FTP server in the browser! No installation required!

    • At 2010.08.04 10:47, ftp storage said:

      You need to forward the ports of whatever your server software uses. The easiest way but most insecure is to enable DMZ mode on your server.

      • At 2012.01.04 16:47, Michael said:


        Nice guide, would be nice with a similair one for the DIR-655.

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