Access USB hard drive remotely

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Access USB hard drive remotely
Access USB hard drive remotely
2020-07-04 00:47:31
Model: Archer A7  
Hardware Version: V5
Firmware Version: 1.0.14 Build 20200220 rel.33197(5553)

I have a 500Mb external hard drive connected to my Archer A7 via USB. I'd like to be able to access it via FTP remotely.

 

I have set it up for sharing in: Advanced > USB Settings > Sharing Access

 

I have set up Dynamic DNS using the TP-LINK service and I have a domain name.

 

I can ping the domain name and get a response (and get the IP address)

 

When I try to connect to the hard drive via FTP client I get an error.

 

In WinSCP using FTP/port 21 I get "No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it."

 

I also tried FileZilla and get "Connection refused by server"

 

I feel ike I am missing something very simple. Has anybody else set this up successfully? Any ideas?

 

I seems odd that I can't just give the connected USB hard drive a static IP address (e.g. 192.168.0.200), forward the port I need and be done that way?

 

Anyway, any advice very gratefully received.

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Re:Access USB hard drive remotely
2020-07-04 01:02:52 - last edited 2020-07-04 01:03:10

One other thing. I can connect to the FTP server internally using the 192.168.xx.xx IP address so that appears to be working.

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