Sorry, wasn't really clear in my original post. I connect, but then nothing. Can't get a ping reading on myself. Can't identify. Just absolutely nothing happens, even though it says I'm "connected". Then I get the error message after 20-30 minutes.
I tried logging on with irc5.bondage.com and irc6.bondage.com Still have the same issues.
Any more suggestions please? Why would this only be happening with one network and not others?