I followed the tutorial at tinkernut in regards to setting up CrossFTP (he made it look like a snap of course), I have included the image of my setting screen which shows the root directory I have selected and have put an avi clip in that folder, so I know its not empty. The folder is shared on the network for what that is worth...not sure of any other sharing/security settings there are for your folder that is used for FTP.
Used CrossFTP Server and configured a static IP, port forwarded 21 to my machine, shared a folder in the server's setup. Now if I type the public address of my router, I then get the proper logon screen, I sign in, and can see all the files I should.
Problem is, only the machines on our LAN can do this...a computer from outside either times out or if it does connect and logs on...just gets a ftp screen with no files showing.
Kinda stumped now tho....