On my home computer I was able to connect to a friends ftp directory (without any problems or special settings) so we could share files, my home OS is Win XP home edition w/cable modem and IE 6.0.26. I also setup a directory on my home PC and was able to view it in IE on the same PC were it is located. Now I am away from my home (out-of-state) and I can not connect to my friend’s ftp directory or my own home directory, it doesn't even get to the login. My road PC is a PIII notebook with Win XP home edition w/cable modem and IE 6.0.26. Are their any settings I need to address in IE Tools/Internet Options? What do I need to do to connect via ftp?
Ps. I downloaded BulletProof FTP 30 day Trial, but it did not help, also, I know Nothing about ftp or setting up servers and I will not be back to my home computer till September.