FTP Scanning from Brother MFC 8460N

Hi there,
We have some Brother MFC8460N devices in our office. I need to setup the Scan to FTP on these devices but am having problems setting this up.

We have an SBS 2008 Network and the share on the main folder for transferring the scanned images to is called Scans but I keep getting Server Timed Out when I try to test this.

Has anyone managed to get this working, if so I would appreciate any tips you have for this.


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The brother needs an FTP server to transfer the scans to. A regular windows share will not work.

The easiest way to do this is to install "Filezilla FTP Server", and set up a new username/password with access to your "Scans" folder.


Next, make sure that port 21 and also any passive FTP ports you've setup are opened in your Windows Server firewall. You DO have to actually do this, because it *will* be blocked by default.

Go to another machine on your LAN and make sure you can connect to the ftp server on your windows server. Use FileZilla FTP Client to do this, or just use Explorer (e.g. go to ftp://yourservername)

Once you've verified that your FTP server is working properly, go into your Brother's config page, set up the FTP settings so the hostname is set to the IP of your windows server, and have it log in with the appropriate username, password, and working directory that you configured in Filezilla.

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