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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What setting is the modem's firewall set to? Try changing it to minimum and see if you can connect, I've had instances where the firewall settings in my Rogers's modem would interfere with connecting to my DVR internally.
If you are connecting to the laptop from the table then you need to forward the port to just the laptop, not both.
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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.