I can connect with FTP, but I can't seem to do anything else and/or it times out when listing the directory

Find active/passive mode option in your FTP client's preference, and change it from passive to active or the otherway around. 

Location of active/passive option in some clients:
File->Site Manager->[site]->Advanced->"Passive transfer mode"

Site->Site Manager->[site]->Options->"Use Passive mode"

Internet Explorer 6
Tools->Internet Options->Advanced->Browsing->"Use Passive FTP"

Tools->Settings->Connection->Data Connection->Mode
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