I am running a FTP site locally on Windows 8 x64. (The FTP site is local. I'm not hosting it or anything). I have configured IIS with a FTP Site at a certain IP address.

So how will I make users connect to that local FTP Site? I'm assuming WiFi. How do I accomplish this?

Currently I'm not on a WiFi network. I'm not ON ANY network for that matter of fact. I've configured the FTP server using IIS. I now want to create a WiFi network using the WiFi functionality of my laptop. Then I want hosts to connect to the WiFi that is being broadcasted (by my laptop), and then they can enter the FTP address to access the contents!

How would I let other users in the vicinity connect via WiFi to the local FTP site?

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    Once they connect to your wifi network, they will have access to the server. Can you clarify your question?
    – Paul
    Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 9:33
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    They can connect using the IP you have set up.
    – terdon
    Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 10:59
  • @Paul - I've provided a bit more clarity. Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 12:25
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    Step 1: Put the IP address into an FTP client. Step 2: There is no step 2 Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 12:50
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    This seems a legitimate question though it might be better worded as "How to I create a local Wi-Fi network to share an FTP site". Lets give an answer? Commented Mar 3, 2013 at 14:54

1 Answer 1


If your IP address is, you can do like this:

FTP access with a browser

Address if you are using a non-standard port for FTP, lets say 9999:

FTP access with an FTP client (like FileZilla)


Username: (none)

Password: (none)

Port: (no need to specify if you are using default port 21)

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