Port Forwarding the Motorola BR700 Router for FTP

What is Port Forwarding?

If you don't know what Port Forwarding is yet, you might want to start by reading our What is Port Forwarding guide.

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Motorola BR700 router your device needs to have a static IP address. You should complete one of the following steps first:

Now that you have setup a Static IP Address on your device, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your device here:

Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the Motorola BR700 Router

Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.

How To Find Your Motorola BR700 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Motorola BR700 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Motorola BR700 Router Using Your Web Browser

Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.

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In the picture above the address bar has http://www.google.com in it. Just replace all of that with the internal IP address of your Motorola BR700 router. By default the IP address should be set to

Motorola BR700 Screenshot 1

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.

The Default Motorola BR700 Router Username is: admin

The Default Motorola BR700 Router Password is: motorola

Click the Log In button to log in to your Motorola BR700 router.

Default Usernames and Passwords for other Motorola Routers

Please visit our Default Motorola Router Passwords page if the username and password shown below did not work for you.

If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Motorola BR700 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Motorola BR700 router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward FTP on the Motorola BR700

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Motorola BR700?

If you are having trouble with this guide, then perhaps PFConfig may be your solution. PFConfig is a software tool that will automatically forward ports for your router to save you time and hassle.

Motorola BR700 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Motorola BR700 router you should see the following:

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Click the Networking link near the left of the page.

The menu near the top should change. In this new menu, click Virtual Server.

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Forward Ports 21 on the Motorola BR700

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. FTP requires you to forward the 21 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu and then click Add.

Virtual Server Name enable
Incoming Protocol
Incoming Port
Forwarding IP
Forwarding Port

When you're finished, click Apply near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

And that's it! You're done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for FTP on the Motorola BR700 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Open Port Check tool. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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