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Easy FTP setup

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by Andy MacRae, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Andy MacRae

    Andy MacRae New Member

    I've been trying to find something to help me setup the ftp stuff on my box/ laptop, but no luck so far.

    In a non too technical way, can someone let me know how to get the ftp setup?

    Thanks
    Andy
     
  2. fenlander

    fenlander Active Member

    @Andy

    This is pretty simple but, as usual, there are a few variables to take into account. The instructions below should work, but are not the only way to do the job.

    On the Humax

    If you connect to your local network via a wired connection:

    - Open the main menu. Select Settings - System - Internet Setting - Configure LAN
    - Set Configure IP to Manual
    - Set IP Address to 192.168.0.101
    - Set Gateway Address to 192.168.0.1
    - Leave DNS Address unchanged
    - Click Apply

    This will work for most routers. Some routers may use addresses not in the range 192.168.0.n, in which case the IP Address and Gateway Address will need to be set according to the router's address range. Worry about this only if these instructions don't work!

    This will give your Hummy the network address 192.168.0.101. If you have set up a wi-fi connection, you do not need to do the above. Provided the wi-fi connection is working correctly, the Hummy should have a default address of 192.168.0.100.

    - Click left to return to the menu
    - Select FTP Server. Set to On
    - Exit the Menu.

    On the PC

    - Download FileZilla from here.
    - Install it
    - Run it
    - Click File - Site Manager. You should see this dialog:

    [​IMG]

    - Click New Site and enter a name, then complete the dialog as shown below. Remember to end the Host address with 100 or 101, depending on the type of network connection. The Password is 0000 (four zeros), unless you have changed the default password on the Humax, in which case it is whatever you changed it to.

    [​IMG]

    - Click OK

    You should be ready to go. Click the down arrow just below the File menu:

    [​IMG]

    Select the connection you just set up. The connection should open, with the local system on the left and the Humax on the right.

    To copy from the local disk to the Humax, first open the folder on the right that you want to copy to, then select the file on the left that you want to copy and either double click it, or right click and select Upload.

    Similarly, to copy from the Humax to the local disk, first open the appropriate folder on the local disk, then select the required file on the Humax and either double click or use the context menu.

    Remember that the .ts files on the Humax are encrypted. To use them on your PC, you must decrypt them first: there are several threads on this forum explaining how to do this.
     
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  3. Andy MacRae

    Andy MacRae New Member

    Wow, thats perfect & clear. I'll jump on it tonight when I get home.

    Many thanks for your help :)
     
  4. fenlander

    fenlander Active Member

    You're welcome.
     
  5. Black Hole

    Black Hole Ron Glum

  6. Tim.C

    Tim.C Member

    Yes, but where did you put it?? Link????

    I'm sure I've seen this (or similar) before on here, but I can't find it now.

    EDIT: found it now with search. A real pain to find - why isn't it sticky? Any one new here will completely fail to know it's there.

    http://hummy.tv/forum/threads/black-holes-trail-guide-to-hdr-fox-t2-hacking.354/
     
  7. Black Hole

    Black Hole Ron Glum

    I've been thinking about that... I'll start a FAQ thread to index the other threads and ask for it to be sticky.

    Re the link in my previous post, as I had already replied similarly in another thread I was mobile at the time and unable to insert a link.

    Just noticed my Trail Guide has been pinned!
     
  8. gizmo

    gizmo New Member

    I'm new to this, but I just can't get ftp from the hummy to pc to work. Using Homeplug connection between humax and router I can 'ping' the host address and get a relevant reply and I can use the 'portal' for youtube, iplayer, etc. and retrieve files from my pc but, when I use filezilla - with the correct address, password, etc., I get the following messages:

    Status: Connecting to 192.168.1.3:21...
    Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
    Response: 220 Welcome to connection.
    Command: USER humaxftp
    Response: 331 Password required for humaxftp.
    Command: PASS ****
    Response: 230 User logged in, proceed.
    Command: SYST
    Response: 215 UNIX system type.
    Command: FEAT
    Response: 500 Syntax error, command unrecognized.
    Status: Connected
    Status: Retrieving directory listing...
    Command: PWD
    Response: 257 "/media" is current working dir.
    Command: TYPE I
    Response: 200 Port command successful
    Command: PASV
    Response: 502 Command not implemented.
    Command: PORT 192,168,1,2,10,101
    Response: 200 Port command successful
    Command: LIST
    Error: Connection timed out
    Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing

    I'm obviously doing something wrong, but what?
    I was hoping to use the ftp facility to backup recordings but this is a no-go at present (before you ask, I have enabled ftp and share).
    Sorry this is so long - any help gratefully received!
     
  9. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    you can try the built-in FTP package in Windows (File) Explorer by entering into the address bar ftp://10.0.0.200 (using the IP addreess of your Humax box in place of 10.0.0.200) logon name = humaxftp and password = your remote control password default = 0000

    [​IMG]
     
  10. gizmo

    gizmo New Member

    Thanks Ezra, I've already tried that (and IE & FileCommander......) no response after 'Getting contents of folder message' until 'timeout'. It seems strange, when I 'ping' the address I get 4 packets sent and received, with a round trip of 3ms - 8ms (ave 4ms), so there is communication - just not ftp. I guess I can get round it by copying to usb, just a pity I can't use the network facility.
     
  11. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    It looks like something is blocking ftp on your P.C. you could try temporarily disabling your firewall
     
  12. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    From the trace you posted it seems your FTP client is trying to use passive mode. The Humax FTP server doesn't support that (unless you install the custom firmware).

    Most clients allow you to change to active mode which should work.
     
  13. Black Hole

    Black Hole Ron Glum

    Be aware that (without taking further measures), the files you FTP off in this way will be encrypted and only playable on the original box.
     
  14. gizmo

    gizmo New Member

    Thanks for your advice guys - tried disabling the firewall and active mode - still no joy (same messages) and I was aware that the files would still be encrypted- but they were only for backup, I could always play them back on the original m/c. I guess that if I copy to USB I could play the SD files elsewhere, if necessary, as the would be decrypted as part of the process, so there's some benefit there. Maybe I should look at the 'custom' mod.
     
  15. Black Hole

    Black Hole Ron Glum

    Don't move on to custom software until you have your FTP problem worked out - depending where the problem is it might have an effect on your "user experience"! It can't be that hard.

    Being as you have some kind of contact, the network does not seem to be implicated - but to eliminate that you can always temporarily connect your PC to the Humax by a Cat5 cable. Do this while the PC and the Humax are running - if you turn off (and if your router is providing IP addresses by DHCP) they will forget their IP addresses and not have a host to allocate them.

    My opinion is that you have an FTP configuration problem at the PC end. However, just double check that you have the FTP service turned on in the Humax Internet settings. Next, download a simple FTP client program (eg FTP Commander or AceFTP) and use that rather than rely on IE or Windows Explorer. Commander worked out-of-the-box for me.

    Replicate the step-by-step trail in Black Hole's Trail Guide and let us know what happens.
     
  16. xyz321

    xyz321 Well-Known Member

    I not entirely sure you mean here. If you are connecting using active mode then you shouldn't see the same messages - the PASV command will no longer be present.
     
  17. gizmo

    gizmo New Member

    Yes, I see what you mean, the messages are:
    Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
    Response: 220 Welcome to connection.
    Command: USER humaxftp
    Response: 331 Password required for humaxftp.
    Command: PASS ****
    Response: 230 User logged in, proceed.
    Command: SYST
    Response: 215 UNIX system type.
    Command: FEAT
    Response: 500 Syntax error, command unrecognized.
    Status: Connected
    Status: Retrieving directory listing...
    Command: PWD
    Response: 257 "/media" is current working dir.
    Command: TYPE I
    Response: 200 Port command successful
    Command: PORT 192,168,1,2,8,72
    Response: 200 Port command successful
    Command: LIST
    Error: Connection timed out
    Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing

    So still no ftp - I presume that the 500 Syntax error means that the 'FEATURES' commandf is unsupported.
     
  18. xyz321

    xyz321 Well-Known Member

    This looks very much like a firewall problem, are you sure that the firewall is fully disabled?
     
  19. fenlander

    fenlander Active Member

    I use Filezilla with transfer mode set to 'default'. It does issue the PASV command and connects OK. I'm puzzled by the address to which the client is connecting:

    Status: Connecting to 192.168.1.3:21...
    Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
    Response: 220 Welcome to connection.
    Command: USER humaxftp
    Response: 331 Password required for humaxftp.
    Command: PASS ****
    Response: 230 User logged in, proceed.
    Command: SYST
    Response: 215 UNIX system type.
    Command: FEAT
    Response: 500 Syntax error, command unrecognized.
    Status: Connected
    Status: Retrieving directory listing...
    Command: PWD
    Response: 257 "/media" is current working dir.
    Command: TYPE I
    Response: 200 Port command successful
    Command: PASV
    Response: 502 Command not implemented.
    Command: PORT 192,168,1,2,10,101
    Response: 200 Port command successful
    Command: LIST
    Error: Connection timed out
    Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing

    When I connect to Filezilla, the IP address is the same (192.168.1.5,nn) in both commands. Is this a clue, or is it something to do with the Homeplugs?
     
  20. xyz321

    xyz321 Well-Known Member

    In passive mode the IP address in the PORT command will be that of the Humax. In active mode it will be that of the FTP client.