A lot of times when I have had similar connection errors, it has been because I have an incorrect path or root defined within my Dreamweaver site definitions for the testing server. I would probably double check that first. Another thing to check is if you are using a testing server locally - be sure that the server is actually running. I know I have forgot to start mine a couple of times and realized it after trying to connect and getting similar errors.
Hi Brian, thanks for the reply. That may be the first question I should have asked. Will Menu Writer work without the testing server? If not, then I may have a bit of a problem. I didn't set up a testing server for this particular site. I make whatever changes I need, then just do an upload to the remote. If it doesn't look right, I go back make changes, and then do it again.
Clumsy, I know. I just had a bit of a challenge getting the testing server to work with the first site we set up, finally had that one working, then went to work on this one and felt like I was spending more time getting the testing server to work than getting work done on the site.
However, if menu writer only works with a local test server, then I may not have a choice.