I also get the cannot connect (dns pool) error message. This has been happening for 5 days. I have allowed it to try up to 50 time outs. I have checked fiewalls on the computer security system and my virus scanner. I have uninstalled mIRC and reinstalled the newest version. What do I try next?

Also, how do I register my newest version of mIRC without paying again?

Thanks for your help.