There hasn't been any downtime lately. You might try connecting on a different port (available ports are: 1080, 5000, 5555, 6660-6670, 8080). If that doesn't work, you can also provide the message you're receiving here so we can try to help you further.
Time for a new computer Tal.:P I have been having issues staying connected lately, but so far no issues logging on. There have been a couple of situations where I was disconnected and had to completely exit and restart, to reconnect. I have no idea if what I'm experiencing is connected with any other problem, but I guess it's possible.
That's probable; many schools block IRC ports. 8080 is the most likely to work.
Otherwise, the school may be blocking the software, in case you might want to look into a CGI program like mibbit to connect (although mibbit may not always work because the number of permitted mibbit connections to the server is limited).
Edited By: Syn on Year 10 Day 76 14:25 ____________