Um... you don't open port 113 with telnet.... Look on http://www.portforward.com
for information on forwarding/opening ports.
That response you see is normal when connecting when you don't have ident being sent for whatever reason. It doesn't mean you can't connect or are not allowed on the network.
As far as channels being empty, perhaps there is a netsplit. Or, perhaps channels were shut down by Efnet for illegal filesharing (something we won't help you with).