The E4200 Linksys router is pretty amazing. However, there are many features that I’ve neglected. Here’s how the FTP setup on the E4200 shapes up on your router.

  • Login as admin on the setup page
  • Click on storage tab
  • Click enable FTP Server and use the default port 21
  • Select the folder you wish to access
  • Click save settings
  • Click the Administration tab and check the Server Internet IP Address
  • Also be sure to check if Anonymous FTP access is enabled. If it is, disable it.
  • Click save settings

To access the FTP server outside your network, simply go to ftp://ftp.OutsideIp:21.

Update: I no longer recommend opening up your FTP server to the outside without other security considerations.

That’s the super simple FTP setup on the E4200 wireless router. It’s worth noting that I only had FTP enabled for the duration I needed it. Don’t keep unnecessary services running when you’re finished with them.

Update 2: I’ve been playing around with another router. The Linksys Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Tri-Band router has been pretty fun to test. It’s important to keep your router’s firmware up to date. When the updates stop coming or the performance isn’t quite cutting it anymore for today’s household, look into getting a better wireless router.

It’s amazing how much of a difference it makes.

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