Setting filezilla on windows 7 to communicate ftp info

I need help setting filezilla on windows 7 to communicate ftp info that I have on my windows 7 machine
fdbguyAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, that's working correctly.

you'll see I've created a folder and transferred a file called hello.txt.

so just remember to turn off firewall, tell you client that IP address, and your done!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, if you are happy to work with me again, we can get started.

Is your customer going to upload to you from his internet connected PC?
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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
so far im very happy!...and the answer to ? is yes
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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
by the way i should mention...the file they are going to upload is  1gig
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, we've established that your ftp server is working, and you've done all the hard work setting it up.

So we know it works. What we need to do now is test from the internet.

You need to find your Internet IP address, using http://www.whatsmyip.org/

this is the IP address that you give to your customer.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
but, before you give it to your customer, we may need to make some changes, how do you connect to the internet, via a router or cable modem?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
that's a large file, what speed are you connected to the internet at?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
and also make sure you C:\ drive has at least 1Gb free, and make sure they Winzip it and compress it before sending.
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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
ok...but the ip address that link gave me is different from the one i used from the ipconfig listing...why?

and on to your question...im connected via a cable modem but through a router (wireless)...but my computer is hard wired into the router
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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
plenty of room on hard rive...im getting 12-14 mbps download speeds
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
your workstation has an internal LAN IP address, the IP address that you've discovered is the External Public Facing IP address the router has on the Internet.

You are what we called NATed behind it, (network address translated) and somewhat protected, from being directly attached to the internet.

This is the IP address you give to the customer, the one which you've discovered using the whatsmyipaddress website.

But we must make some changes on your cable modem, to allow, access to your computer and open port 21 (ftp), so you customer can access you internal PC from the Internet.

Do you know what your Upload speed is? Because it's your upload speed to the internet, which dictates, how fast, your customer will upload the file to you?
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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
ok...im withyou on all with you on the ip stuff....

but im only uploading at 1 mbps...is that going to be a problem?...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
okay, upload at 1 mbps, is quite respectable, but inform your client it could take a while.

what make and model of router/cable modem do you have, and do you have the ability to login to it, via a web gui and make changes?
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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
its a linksys and i can log in...im logged in now
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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
more specificcl...Wireless-N Broadband Router WRT160Nv3
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, Select Application and Gaming in the Router Menus.

Single Port Forwarding

Common Applications are available, and you might find ftp in the list, you then need to specify your Workstations Internal IP Address (found by ipconfig on the workstation)

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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
ok...got all that...but what ip address do i use i from ipconfig.....IPv4 address...or...default gateway?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
IPv4 address, which should be similar to the gateway or IP address you are using maybe in the browser, controlling the GUI for router?
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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
ok...were set
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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
one thing...do I check the "enabled" box in the screen?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
so you've specified a port forward rule for port 21 to your internal ip address.

if you want me to test and check this, to see if it works, my email is in my profile, post me your public facing IP address, as found from whatsmyipaddress, and I'll quickly check
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
yes, enabled.
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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
I sent you an email....if you would verify it for me Ill send on the rest...thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
done.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
okay, it's not connecting, now this could be the firewall on WIndows 7, can you just Turn OFF Firewall in Windows 7 to check this!
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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
ok...turned them off
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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
Thanks so much! I appreciate the help Have a great weekend!...fdbguy
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you've tried to delete the question, without awarding points?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you need to select the Correct Solution Above and Award Points.
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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
Sorry ...I select the wrong comment...I sent an email to the help desk to get it fixed
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fdbguyAuthor Commented:
Got it done and got it done quickly...Thanks so much!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
thanks, any issues, just post a follow-up here.
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