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Hey there.

I recently reinstalled windows in preparation for a new school year and I can't connect via FTP to my web server.

It's a fresh Windows 7 install (64-bit Ultimate) and the only thing I have installed is a legit version of the Adobe CS6 Master Collection and Filezilla, that's it.

I'm running Windows Firewall and both Dreamweaver and Filezilla have been added as trusted applications.  I had to manually add them which seemed odd to me..I recall that in the past, when a program tried to access the internet, a dialog box popped up and prompted the user if it was okay to add the program as trusted.

I've installed all updates, and am running Microsoft Security Essentials.  Also, I can ping my FTP server fine, but any connection requests in  both FileZilla and Dreamweaver result in timeout errors.

FileZilla says
 
'Resolving address of ftp.myserver.com'
'Connecting to 207.180.22.1'
and after like 20 seconds,
'Connection timed out.  Could not connect to server'

Dreamweaver just has a progress bar and times out.  I've tried passive/non-passive and nothing helps.


This is bumming me out, My background is in web design so not being able to upload files efficiently is killing my workflow.  Any help in the matter would be appreciated
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by:emilgas
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Where is the FTP running? on that Windows 7 Machine?
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by:duder78
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yes sorry, it's all running on the new Windows 7 install.
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by:emilgas
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Then if it's running on the same machine your Firewall isn't the issue since it's the same machine. You have an issue with your FTP server. What FTP server are you running FileZilla ftp?
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by:duder78
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I'm with godaddy.  I have a client that uses them as well.  Lately, I've been using their web-based FTP tool to transfer files, but I want my Dreamweaver baaaad.
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by:emilgas
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Hold on you are giving me conflicting information. Are you running the FTP server on your machine or on godaddy.com?
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by:duder78
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I'm trying to connect to my godaddy web server from the FTP clients on my machine
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by:emilgas
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are you putting in IP or ftp.yourdomain.com?
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by:duder78
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I've tried both the domain and the IP, times out every time.  I can ping it, that's about it.
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by:emilgas
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try from Internet Explorer and see what happens. Just typ FTP://ftp.mydoman.com in the URL
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by:duder78
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It times out and cannot display the page.
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by:emilgas
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can I try it? I don't need your username and password I just want to see if it prompts you for a log in
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by:emilgas
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I'm able to access it. Why don't you turn off your firewall completely and try it
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by:duder78
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I turned off the Windows Firewall and disabled real-time protection in Microsoft Security Essentials.  Same deal.
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by:duder78
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I'm going to poke around in my router configuration pages.
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But if it was working before the reformatting the system then it can't be the router
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I got it, I got it.   Somehow, the FTP protocol was set to be blocked in my router configuration.  Man...the wasted time all because of something stupid like that.  Thanks for helping out.  You get the cookie!
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by:emilgas
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but how can it be blocked if you didn't touch it?
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by:duder78
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It wasn't working before as well, that's the thing.   My system was so riddled with malware that I'm surprised I could still get anything done on this system.  I don't remember changing that setting in my router.. anyways..
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