How to Prevent FTP timeout?

December 15, 2010 / FAQs

The TCP port normally used for FTP connection is port 21. Most of the cases the cause for FTP time out is :

  1. Your firewall or Internet supplier blocks this port
  2. Your FTP client is NOT fixed to use Passive mode.

To prevent FTP timeout :

  1. You can utilize Passive mode with your FTP client.
  2. If the problem continues, you must run a check of the link between your computer and the port 21.
  3. If there is a difficulty with the connectivity you must try deactivate your local firewall, If the problem continues, you should contact your Internet Service Provider.