How to use FTP on the Seagate Business NAS

How to use FTP on the Seagate Business NAS

Provides instructions with examples for configuring FTP for use with the Seagate Business NAS.

File Transfer Protocol is used for exchanging files over the Internet. In this example, we will be using WinSCP and Filezilla.

These examples are for demonstration purposes only. You can choose the FTP client of your preference.


  1. Download and install WinSCP.
  2. Once installed, launch WinSCP.
  3. Click New.
    The WinSCP Login page displays.
  4. Fill in the following information.
    • Host name: Type in the Domain / Hostname that was created from or
    • Port number: Leave at the default value of 21.
    • User Name: and Password: Type in a User Account Name and Password that is attached to a shared folder that has already been created on the Business NAS.
    • File Protocol: Set to FTP.
  5. Click Login.


You can use FileZilla to remotely access the Seagate NAS using Dynamic DNS. In this example we will be using FileZilla Quickconnect.

  1. Download and install FileZilla.
  2. Once installed, launch FileZilla.
  3. Fill in the following information.
    • Host: Type in the Domain Name.
    • Username: and Password: Type in the Username and Password that would be used to access the private share on the NAS.
    • Port: 21
  4. Click the Quick Connect button.

A web browser can all be used to download files from the NAS remotely.
In this example we will use Firefox.

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type:
    ftp://username:password@domain name
    This would be the same username and password for a private share on the Seagate Business NAS.

    Alternatively, you may type the domain name without specifying a Username and Password.
    ftp://domain name
    In the latter case, the browser will prompt for the Username and Password.  Enter the information, then click the OK button.



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