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Can Map a Drive to a customer server but can't FTP to the server

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How do I connect to a Customer Server using FTP when I can connect with no problems mapping a drive to the server.

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I have X drive mapped to --> \\111.11.111.111\MyFolder with no problems - I can copy files to my machine from the server and from my machine to the server.

I've tried to hookup the FTP (Using Directory Opus) using --> \\111.11.111.111\MyFolder and get --> WsaeconnRefused:Connection refused
(note: I've tried it without \\ and without the folder same results.)

Why do I care - Just have mapped drives
There are actually 4 different areas I need to link to.  

So If I keep them mapped - I have 4 drives that are not connected if I'm not hooked to my customer's server.  Win 7 (especially on older programs) will spend up to a minute when you try to look for a folder in the file open operation if you have mapped drives it can't get to.

If I unmap them it's a pain to map them each time I need them.

Thanks in advance for any help
LJG
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For troubleshooting, use a regular FTP client to get it working through the VPN... this  will temporarily remove the possibility that it is an issue with Directory Opus.

If your are still seeing "connection refused" from a regular FTP client while the VPN is running then try opening a command prompt and running "netstat -r" and see if you can tell if the connection to the FTP server is routed through the VPN or through your regular connection.  The FTP server may reject "external" connections without even trying authentication.
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I'm giving AlexPace the points - his answer is probably right.

What I decided to do is just create two batch files

1 to connect the drives after login to the client.

the 2nd to disconnect said drives.
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