Re: ftp not working with internet explorer
> I have an ftp address that is not working in internet explorer.
> if you enter the address in internet explorer ftp//x.x.x.x it prompts for
> the username and password fine but then after entering them it just sits
> there with the loading page symbol and bar at the bottom slowly moving till
> it gets to half way, then it stays at halfway for about 10mins then the bar
> starts moving again to the end but keeps looking like it's loading the page -
> doesn't seem to come up with an error. PC is not hanged and IE is still
> responding fine.
> I have tried it on 2 different pc's at our office and with ie7 and ie8,
> tried playing with the passive settings etc but no difference.
> If I try on my home internet connection with my laptop that doesn't work at
> the office it works immediately.
> If I try a 3rd party ftp client such as goftp in the office it works fine.
> If I try a different ftp address in IE from inside the office it works fine.
> I'm stumped what the problem could be and I'm told that we don't want to use
> a 3rd party ftp client.
> If anyone can help - thanks
Did you try switching to/from passive FTP mode in IE (advanced options)?
Web browsers make for poor FTP clients. Perhaps you should try a real FTP
client. There are many FTP clients that are free, like FileZilla. Even the
command-line ftp.exe program is more stable but you'll have to know the
commands (just enter 'help' after running 'ftp.exe [hostname]", or just
enter "ftp" in Start -> Help and Support.