Couple of suggestions:
If you login to the pi via ssh with the same username and password you are using from windows are you able to write to the same file/directory?
The insecure way to allow users to write to the share is
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sudo chmod -R 0777 /mnt/readyshare
which gives write permission to everybody. If you want something more secure you'll need to look into ownership and groups as well as permissions.
This fixed the sftp issue, thanks. It doesnt have to be very secure, it's file backup and a server for music to my squeezeboxes.
I still can't ssh in via wifi, i am using user pi and the same password for everything. I have a new router and it shows the network in two parts - 'wifi' and 'wired network'. Does this mean there are actually two networks that aren't speaking to each other? I also have a homeplug with a wifi extender. Seems unlikely though, it worked fine until the sftp proplem emerged...
To be clear, sftp would connect me but not allow me to write to that drive. Using ssh with PuTTy from the same homeplug ethernet connected windows machine would allow me to connect to the pi, but ssh from connectbot via wifi does not.
:Edit: Ok, connectbot started working. I think my new router may be to blame somehow. It came with my vodafone broadband package. The dsl connection is still intermittent as well.