I have always connected to SmartFTP easily in the past. But now since I got my Netgear WGT624 v3 router I have been getting the message, "No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it." I have opened port 21 but it still blocks it! How do i fix this?
You technically don't have to do any port forwarding when you are using an FTP client IF you use passive mode (PASV FTP) to connect to the server.
IF the server does not support passive mode and you have to use Active mode, you can use the Data Connection settings on SmartFTP to limit the range of ports used for Active Mode FTP.
- Go to Tools / Settings / Connection
In this window check the box "Limit Local Port Range"
Adjust the port range. Example: Minimum 49300, Maximum 49302
(Enable PnP is also a good thing to do.)
Then forward the range of ports 49300-49302
This should make SmartFTP use only these ports when using Active Mode FTP.