That's strange - it's the firewall that interferes with the connection, so without one there should be nothing to prevent it from connecting. Can you tell me what the error messages are you're getting? Can you connect to any other irc servers apart from Othernet? Might help to figure out what the problem is.
Have disabled firewall. Using mIRC can't get into ANY chat rooms. Trying direct access from t2w gets me as far as chatroom but can't enter. No problem on old setup using win me. Now have XP home on machine built to your specs - otherwise delighted with new setup.
Chartman. I have tried several times to chat with Mooms in the UK chat room . I got into the room ok but how do i use it what do i click on to send a message .No wonder members complain its not easy to use .can someone set out step by step instruction how to use it .I cannot spend all day experimenting . Jon
Chartman.Thanks for coming back quickly.I am not sure where to start typing Do i type at the bottom or do I need to click on the members name .Sorry about this i have tried severl times and i dont get any reply.