FTP from laptop to tablet

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FTP from laptop to tablet

With my former ISP I got used to being able to transfer files from my laptop to my tablet by FTP, particularly ebooks in my Calibre file to my fbreader client on my tablet. That does not seem to be working. The fbReader app on the tablet does not seem to see the Calibre FTP port on port 8080 on my laptop. Is this blocked?

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Re: FTP from laptop to tablet

Hello again @brashley46,

 

I do not have Fido internet I'm not sure which modem you have but if you open a web browser and enter the following address to access the modem login page: 192.168.0.1.  Once you log in click Basic -> Port Forwarding.

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Re: FTP from laptop to tablet

Thanks ... I am a member at mobilread forums. It had not occurred to me to check there!

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Re: FTP from laptop to tablet

and mobileread has nought to say about this particular problem. Drat.

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Re: FTP from laptop to tablet

Hello again @brashley46,

 

Let's continue to try to fix the problem here, please don't create another post.

 

We will start from the beginning, make sure the software you are using on the tablet to FTP to the laptop has the correct IP address that the laptop is using.

 

Once you make sure you have the correct IP address for the laptop and it still is not connecting log in to the modem and change the firewall settings to minimum and save it, you might have to reboot the modem after. 

 

If it is still not working make sure you have the port forwarded to the IP address of the laptop. Once you get it working change back the firewall setting in the modem.

 

 



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I had not thought to reboot the modem. I suppose I might try that later today. Thanks!

I have also asked the Mobilereads forum for help, shall see what they have to suggest.

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