Since we have exhasted all efforts to connect to mIRC thinking it is a server problem, maybe it is not. Is there a way to find out if the problem is my computer. I have turned off the firewalls and that has not helped. Maybe there is some box that is checked in some properties window that is blocking my connection with mIRC. I remember "ping"ing when I have had tech support before with connection problems with Internet Providers can we try something like that and how do I do that?