There are several different FTP clients available for you to choose from. Many of them are available to download from the internet. Fortunately, your browser probably provides FTP capabilities to receive various file types. It is as easy as entering an FTP address in the Address box (it might also be labeled "Location" or "URL") at the top of your browser, or clicking on a link to an FTP site.
If you don't already have an FTP site in mind to connect to, you might want to begin by going to a web site entitled Monster FTP Sites List at the following web address:
Using this address connects you to a huge resource list with FTP site descriptions and links to click on.
You can also try out these specific FTP addresses:
Using your browser to go to FTP sites is easy, whether you're using Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, or some other browser. Just follow these steps:
Note, you may see FTP twice in an address found in books or magazines, as in these examples:
When you access a FTP site, you are often required to have an account and password to gain access to the other computer. This is called Non-Anonymous FTP. See the Non-Anonymous FTP portion of 'Advanced FTP' for more details. Fortunately, publicly accessible areas were created for individuals to retrieve files, without the need for accounts or passwords. This is known as Anonymous FTP. These sites use the login name of anonymous and your e-mail address as your password. Both Netscape Navigtor and Microsoft Internet Explorer log into these sites automatically.