New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

FTP Problems


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
CowellProdigy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Is it at all possible to FTP from a Mac to a PC because I've had no luck whatsoever! Im literally ripping my hair out. Please someone help me. Could anyone even take the time and go through a step by step process (Noob, you understand), I would be very very very grateful. Or if there is a tutorial, could anyone give me a link.

I've got the FTP software (Transmit) and the components I'm using are a Belkin Wireless Router, Mac running OSX 10.3.9 (I don't have an Airport, so I'm using good old network cables to connect the Mac to the router) and a laptop running Windows XP, however the laptop is wirelessly connected to the router. Would it be easier if I connected the laptop using cables?

I would like to control the FTP using the Mac rather than using software on the laptop.

Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
inflexion

 
inflexion's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 12, 2005
Location: /home/sheffield/UK
Posts: 1,278
inflexion will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 12" 1Ghz PB 768Mb 10.4.5 30Gb Video iPod 40Gb 3G iPod 1Gb iPod Shuffle

inflexion is offline
have you set your other machine to allow ftping into it?

also have tried to ftp by using the ip of the machine?

also try to set a small shared folder on the winblows machine and then try to access it via finder as a start point
QUOTE Thanks
CowellProdigy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by inflexion
have you set your other machine to allow ftping into it?

also have tried to ftp by using the ip of the machine?

also try to set a small shared folder on the winblows machine and then try to access it via finder as a start point
Ive tried that and still no luck. Im now trying to FTP from my Mac to my Xbox. I'm making sure the default gateway on the Xbox matches the Mac's IP address and all the passwords are correct. I've even tried linking the Xbox to the Mac using a crossover cable, and it STILL doesn't work! I've even tried using Safari, e.g. ftp://user : password@(xbox IP address) into the field and it still nothing....

Ive double checked everything. Has anyone had the same problem? Anybody, someone who can lead me in the right direction......

Thanx in advance
QUOTE Thanks
Murlyn

 
Murlyn's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 11, 2003
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Posts: 4,909
Murlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to all
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM OS 10.5.2

Murlyn is offline
Do you have a ftp server setup on either of the machines? You have to enable ftp, plus turn off the firewall on the ftp port.
QUOTE Thanks
ed724

 
ed724's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 08, 2005
Posts: 315
ed724 is on a distinguished road

ed724 is offline
Make sure that port 21 is enabled (in the router) for the IP of the machine your trying to get to. Don't know anything about Xbox. In one message you mention laptop with XP and another Xbox, but I'm assuming you know how to enable FTP'ing to the Xbox, if indeed you can. If you're trying to FTP to your XP laptop then you need to turn on the FTP service in addition to what I mentioned above.

ed724
QUOTE Thanks
CowellProdigy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Soz people.
I forgot to allow FTP on the Mac. No wonder it hasn't worked. Ive been concentrating on the complex stuff and completely forgot checking the box "allow FTP"

Soz bout that, but thanks anyway. :mac:
QUOTE Thanks
CowellProdigy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Arghh! It still doesn't work!?!? Im intrigued in why it isn't working. I've decided to list all the settings of my Mac and my Xbox below:

Mac:
IP: 169.254.183.253
Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
(using DHCP)

Xbox:
IP: 192.168.0.2 (Static)
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 169.254.183.253

To connect both machines, I'm using a crossover cable connecting to the ethernet ports on either machine. Both machines allow FTP and all the firewall settings on the Imac have been turned off. I'm using the FTP program 'Yummy'.

Now please if anyone can notice any errors or problems with my settings or anybody who can help me please post!

Thanx, once again.
QUOTE Thanks
Kokopelli
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Well you have at least one problem. The two machines are not on the same subnet. Set the Mac to 192.168.0.3 Subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. default gateway is unimportant since neither are an outbound router.

Then from your Mac, at a command prompt, type "ping 192.168.0.2" and see if you get a response. (<ctrl> c to stop it) . If you get a response the try and FTP. Keep in mind though, whatever machine you are trying to connect to using FTP will need to be running an FTP server. Windows XP pro does not come with one by default. I do not think the XBox has one at all unless you are running linux on it.

Good luck!
QUOTE Thanks
CowellProdigy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kokopelli
Well you have at least one problem. The two machines are not on the same subnet. Set the Mac to 192.168.0.3 Subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. default gateway is unimportant since neither are an outbound router.

Then from your Mac, at a command prompt, type "ping 192.168.0.2" and see if you get a response. (<ctrl> c to stop it) . If you get a response the try and FTP. Keep in mind though, whatever machine you are trying to connect to using FTP will need to be running an FTP server. Windows XP pro does not come with one by default. I do not think the XBox has one at all unless you are running linux on it.

Good luck!
Thanks for that anyway, but literally after 2 seconds after submitting the post I noticed the subnet masks were different and changed them, and viola I can FTP!

P.S My Xbox is slightly different than others, if you get what I mean <wink wink>

Thanks for all the help, now I can rest easy :mac:
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« APExtreme, Ad-Hoc, Internet... | Airport Extreme Card antenna extender??? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
OS X.26 - FTP allows login, but then closes after cwd to folder funky Web Design and Hosting 2 01-27-2005 11:43 PM
How to give access to one of my folder by FTP bellastrada Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 0 10-09-2004 01:09 PM
Hotmail & FTP problems Bluewolf Switcher Hangout 4 08-21-2004 08:24 PM
10.3 Problems Darkness falls Switcher Hangout 2 05-20-2004 03:58 AM
help: my G5 is having some major starting up problems h3o Apple Desktops 12 01-10-2004 12:25 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?