FTP stands for File transfer protocol and it is used to transfer file from one place to another over the internet. You can also remotely access your drive which is connected to your router via USB so that you can get access to your files and download them whenever you need to.
Netgear Tech Support recommends you to use this feature if you need to access your files remotely. It is safe to use and it is also easy to setup.however, we recommend you not to enable this feature if you do not need it.
This Netgear Tech Support article will guide you on how to configure this feature on your router.
Follow steps below:
- Connect your hard-drive to your router via USB port.
- Open a web browser from the computer which is connected to the router.
- Go to http://www.routerlogin.com or http://www.routerlogin.net or enter the IP address of your router.
- Enter the username and password when prompted. Default username is admin and default password is password.
- Go to ADVANCED > USB Storage > Advanced Settings and click on the FTP (via Internet) checkbox.
- You can also change the read and write permissions for the users by clicking on the Edit button. You can also change the name of the drive.
- To save your settings, click on Apply button.
Do note that your router must have the direct Internet connection for you to access your drive over the internet. This will not work if your hard-disk is connected to a secondary router. You must connect your hard-disk to your primary router for this to work.
If you have any questions or are facing any issues, please contact to Netgear Tech Support. Call on Netgear Tech Support toll-free number at 1-888-479-2017