How to change FTP access to the GoFlex Home

How to change FTP access to the GoFlex Home

Once port forwarding is set up on your router, you can change FTP access to your GoFlex Home. This article explains how.
  1. Open your Internet browser (ie, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.)
  2. Navigate to http://goflex_home/
  3. From the main page, choose "Preferences".
  4. From "Server Preferences", expand Network services.
    1. Enable FTP access to your local LAN.
    2. Enable FTP access to the Internet.
  5. Use the dropdown menus to select yes or no.
  6. You are now able to navigate to ftp://goflex_home/, while connected to your LAN (local area network), to gain access to your files without use of the Web-based UI (User Interface) or the Seagate Dashboard software.

Unfortunately, this will not enable you to perform backups using Memeo Backup without Seagate Dashboard installed.

Note: To enable FTP access to the Internet, you will need to setup port forwarding through your router. For a complete how-to for your router, please reference  Also, please be aware of the security risks associated with using FTP off the Internet before you enable this feature.

Note: Port 21 is used for FTP:// (File Transfer Protocol)

Note: Port 22 is used for SFTP:// (Secure File Transfer Protocol)
This is only available with Seagate Share Pro Subscriptions.



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