Sounds like a problem with your internet connection; make sure if you have a firewall, that it's allowing the program and the port. You can also try connecting to irc.swc-irc.com or using a different port (oprn ports: 1080, 5000, 5555, 6660-6670, 8080), in case that helps.
Oh I did. I tried all the ports. I used 1080, 5000, 5555, 6660-6670, 6667, and 8080. I just thought it would be pointless to post up each individual instance because it all says the same thing. The only thing that changes is what port it says I used.
Johnny, if you cannot connect to other servers or with other clients, then I suppose it's a problem with your internet connection or your firewall (most likely the second one). Have you tried using the java chat client on SWC's chat page?
I have tried the java based ones from different websites. I have tried uninstalling and deleteing every irc file I have on my computer than reinstalling one. I have tried messing with my firewall (even turned it off to see if it would work). I have messed with my router. Nothing. I get nothing. It's rather frustrating lol.