Try the old command line ftp.exe that came with most Windows or try CuteFTP or the myriad of others.
When editing my Site, I can connect TO the FTP server but it doesn't finish the connection. It returns an error message of "AN FTP error occurred -cannot make connection to host". I've tried as passive FTP and just regular FTP. I've played with all the fill-ins. Nothing will let me connect.
I'm using Dreamweaver MX, Windows XP on an HP Pentium 3 via a DSL line. It used to work just fine but I finally found a bit saying that firewalls may be creating a problem. But I've disabled my firewall and it still won't work