How To Connect To TFTP – Step By Step Guide

TFTP, which stands for ‘Trivial File Transfer Protocol’, provides commands to perform transfer from one device, to the other device. According to the version of FTP, TFTP is most useful when ease-of-use and security is not much necessary as when we load flash images on a router. Most of the operating systems include TFTP as its option.

Necessary Requirements

Connection with TFTP requires a device to which we have to send a file which will be running as a TFTP server. After when the service gets started, you need to connect to the device by using a serial cable or an IP-based network.

Going Through The Connection

Firstly, you need to enter the TFTP mode by opening the command line interface of your operating system. Some of the operating systems, like Windows, requires an optional component just before TFTP is available. As in the command interface, access can be done by typing the ‘cmd’ in the given search bar windows or you can either ‘put’ or ‘get’ the file. By downloading the file through the TFTP server and putting then sending the file. The structure for the given command is ‘TFTP [put/get] [name of the file] [destination address]’.

Connecting to the server is mainly realized by the given menu command Server-> Connect. After executing of this command the shown dialogue box is displayed.

TFTP Server Installtion

It’s a necessary need to select the connection type shown in the connection window and have to set authentication parameters. For the connection, you can easily use the current user details or you can set another name and password.

Also if you can check the option name as ‘Save login information for further use’, then the program saves current settings in connection history.

After clicking on the OK program, it gets connected to the selected server.

If we try to connect to the local TFTP server and if it is not starting, then the program offers to start the server up. If the server is not starting due to some of the reasons, then the program uses its offline mode connection. You can change server settings in this mode, work with the files and view its work logs by being stored in TFTP folders. Just the availability of transfers review will remain disabled.

Configuring The TFTP Server

If you have determined to concede access to the TFTP server from outside your local network so as your Residence or Office or everywhere else, you will need to guarantee that you use a Static IP or Dynamic IP appended to the white list, by default the TFTP server recognizes All IP Address to send and collect files along with Port Forwarded. You can append the IP Range to allow various IPs or a decreased range to allow one device only as well.