Thanks for all this advice on mIRC by the way.

I'll try as many servers as I can.

I think on some help guide, possibly the mIRC one, I heard that 6660 onwards were the most common ports people use for mIRC, I may be wrong, but since the new KazaaLite++ program and ICQ programs dont work either, I can only assume that something is blocking these ports from 6660 onwards.

Could it be my norton programs, or something in XP that isnt letting me access mIRC from these ports?

Hey, Im not really sure if anything Im on about makes that much sense, but I know many people that have XP and followed the same guides found here to get mIRC to work, and they have no problems at all