FTP Speed

The speed using Cyberduck to FTP transfer my files from aTV to my computer is extremely slow. Plus I keep getting a permission message to allow access (or not). If I am not at the computer when the message comes up, it stalls the transfer process. Any way to turn that off? I already turned off the firewall (kinda scary) and rebooted the machine a couple of times. What else can I do to speed things up and get rid of the access request?

Is your AppleTV connected via a wired or wireless connection? A wired connection will provide the fastest transfer speeds.

Wireless. Does the aTV need to remain connected to my TV plasma or can I unplug it and connect directly to my computer while I transfer the files?
I am thinking this is a really dumb question, but I have to ask.

No, the AppleTV does not need to remain connected to the TV.