How do WLAN devices upload or download files using FTP

To enable a WLAN device to upload or download files using FTP, ensure that a local PC and the WLAN device can communicate with each other. A WLAN device functions as an FTP server and a PC functions as an FTP client. The IP address of the WLAN device is The configuration method is as follows:

1. Enable FTP and configure an FTP user for the WLAN device.

[Huawei] sysname FTPServer

[FTPServer] ftp server enable //Enable the FTP service.

[FTPServer] aaa

[FTPServer-aaa] local-user admin1234 password irreversible-cipher Helloworld@6789

[FTPServer-aaa] local-user admin1234 privilege level 15

[FTPServer-aaa] local-user admin1234 service-type ftp

[FTPServer-aaa] local-user admin1234 ftp-directory flash:

[FTPServer-aaa] quit

[FTPServer] quit

2. Connect the WLAN device to a local PC using FTP and transfer a file. The following uses the Windows XP operating system as an example:

C:\Documents and Setting\Administrator> ftp //Connect to an FTP server.

Connected to 220 FTP service ready.

User ( admin1234 //Enter the user name.

331 Password required for admin1234

Password: //Enter the password.

230 User logged in.

Configure the binary transfer mode and specify the directory on the local PC.

ftp> binary //Set the file transfer mode to the binary mode.

200 Type set to I.

ftp> lcd c:\temp //Set the working directory for the PC.

Local directory now

C: ftp> get vrpcfg.cfg //Download the vrpcfg.cfg file to the PC.

ftp> put vrpcfg.cfg //Upload the vrpcfg.cfg file from the PC to the WLAN device.

File transfer using FTP is simple but may bring security risks. Exercise caution when using FTP for file transfer.

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