ftp not working

on windows xp home. I dont seem to be able to ftp anything. I keep getting a standard error mesage saying the network may be too busy (the network is just me!). I seem to be able to ftp the sites i want from outside. Anybody have any ideas about how i investigate.
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no connection problem ? you can ping the outside ?
is the windows firewall disable ?
do you have any third party firewall software "zone alarm , norton ...

if you use a router to connect to the internet it may be blocking the ftp.
it would help to give more details on you situation
Sam PanwarSr. Server AdministratorCommented:

Download  smartftp and use this for ftping. Its better than if you use from IE.

if you have slow internet connection than may be same problem .
check you internet speed through this link

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u can disable the firewall on ur xp or if u want to keep the firewall on u can enable Passive Mode in ur ftp client.
sebastizAuthor Commented:
Ive already disabled the firewall. Ive also tried from another computer i temporarily hooked up vie the same router- that allows me to ftp, so i suppose its a local computer thing. How do i investigate the local ftp settings?

hi which ftp client are u using ??
no problem in the connection ?
i mean can ping the other machine and ping the outside ?

sebastizAuthor Commented:
connection is fine. I can pingthe outside and the other computer. I have used ie6 and smart ftp and via the visual studio 2005 built in ftp client.
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