How to FTP to an Xbox From a PC

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How to FTP to an Xbox From a PC
File transfer from computer to Xbox (ethernet image by Jaume Felipe from Fotolia.com)

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) from your computer to your Xbox can be useful when frequently transferring files. File Transfer Protocol transfers your files along a CAT5 Ethernet cable at data transfer speeds that are much faster than having to burn a CD/DVD containing an Xbox image. Using an Ethernet cable transfer method also helps to prevent burning errors. Using this method also ensures a way to restore your Xbox in case of a system failure.

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • FTP program
  • CAT5 Ethernet cable
  • Xbox with modified dashboard

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Download FileZilla FTP software by clicking "Download FileZilla Server" and select "FileZilla_Server-0_9_36.exe" (see Resources). Install on your computer. Boot up your Xbox to the dashboard.

  2. 2

    Go to the dashboard connection settings and set "Static Connection" to "Off." Make note of your Xbox IP address. Save and restart your Xbox.

  3. 3

    Connect your computer to your Xbox with a CAT5 Ethernet cable.

  4. 4

    Open the FTP program on your computer. Go to "File" and "Add an IP address to connect to." Add your Xbox IP address. Enter "21" in port. Make sure the password and username are both set to lower case "xbox." Now click "Connect."

  5. 5

    Once connected your computer's hard drive will be on the left side and your Xbox hard drive on the right side. You may drag and drop files from your computer to your Xbox and vice versa.

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