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I have recently installed DD-WRT on my D-Link DIR-615 router. Everything seems fine but I cannot connect to some FTP servers (web hosting) anymore. Any ideas what can cause this issue?

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I wonder if you're experiencing an issue with passive mode and these sites. As I understand it the ftp site makes a connection back to you, perhaps dd-wrt's firewall is blocking these back connections to your ftp client upon connecting?

If you run the command netstat -an on your dd-wrt box you'll likely see TCP connections waiting.

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I have disabled the SPI Firewall but the problem still occurs. I don't have much experience with DD-WRT but I suppose I'd have to connect through SSH to run that command, right? –  Andrei Jul 9 '13 at 17:22
I run the command through web interface and I've got the following (one of the many similar lines, just the port seems different): tcp 0 0 router_ip:80 local_ip:51773 TIME_WAIT –  Andrei Jul 9 '13 at 17:31
@Andrei - try to ftp to one of the sites that wasn't working and then run that command. See if the IP address of the ftp site shows up with a TIME_WAIT. –  slm Jul 9 '13 at 17:32
I'm seeing just the internal IP's here unfortunately. –  Andrei Jul 9 '13 at 17:34
It's not really relevant what the websites are I think. One of them is hosted at MediaTemple and everything worked fine until yesterday when I installed DD-WRT. –  Andrei Jul 9 '13 at 17:44
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I've discovered something interesting.

I've set up a port range forwarding 1024-65535 | Both | (my local ip)

Just for the testing purposes, I know it's not a good idea at all. After that I have Enabled or Disabled (it doesn't really matters it seems) the UPnP service. Well, after doing that it let me connect to FTP but just for a few seconds.

Can anyone explain what is going on?

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