Same message here once I installed the most recent version. Funny thing is, I can't connect at home anymore, but I had no problem using another DSL line elsewhere. It says unable to connect to server" (operation timed out), and continues to try to connect and fails. Identid is enabled. How to troubleshoot this? I may try an older version of MiRC. I've had no problem with irchighway.net previously. I can't connect to any other server either - same message.