Connecting to other pc's via Wireless router using ftp client

Hey, im a newbie at networking.  I understand that my wireless router assigns ip addresses such as and and .102 and so on and so on.  How can I connect to for example my xbox's hard drive if I have the xbox hooked up to the router?  The Xbox had it's own ip assigned to it but using cute ftp, how can I connect to it to view the hard drives contents?  Does that make any sense? Ive configured my router to let access for the xbox's hard drive on the ip it was assigned to, is there anything else I have to do?  What am I doing wrong?
Chris JamesAsked:
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That's not a networking issue... you have access to the xbox over the networ.  PING the ip address assigned to the xbox, and you will get back a response.

The problem is, that anytime you connect two computers for a particular purpose over a network, there has to be software running on both computers that understand o communicate with each other.  For internet gaming, you have the game program on your PC or console, and there is a "server" somewhere that runs software that accepts connections from the game program and "processes" them.

For FTP, you have one side of the equation -- cuteftp running on the PC.  But the xbox would have to run an FTP server to connect to.  Fr the same reason, you can't connect to another PC on your network by using cuteftp, unless the other PC runs an FTP server.

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Chris JamesAuthor Commented:
OOohh i get it, i think my box has linux on it but i fricked it up.. makes sense.. but i thought u could just connect to any pc that is on the wireless router.
You can... but someone has to be listening on the other end, in the same "language" (ftp, http, NetBIOS, etc.)
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Chris JamesAuthor Commented:
cool man thanks.
Chris JamesAuthor Commented:
How could I be so stupid, i knew the answer all along lol..

Thanks qwaletee,

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