I've been trying to remedy this issue for a while now, I've used all the guides posted here and nothing seems to work. Any other server besides FreeNode works just fine.
When I connect everything looks alright, but after the MOTD is displayed and I'm asked for a channel to join, I've tried both from the favorites window and manually with /JOIN, and it doesn't respond. It stays idle like I didn't try to join a channel, not just for joining a channel, but it seems like the connection just hangs after I connect. Every command or even just a message to nickserv; it just sits there.
All firewalls and AV are turned off, still nothing. Seldom I'm able to join a channel, and when I do, its unreliable. Since after random amounts of time I recieve a 10053.
Anyone know something I'm doing wrong or any way to fix this?