Well, for a while now mIRC had been disconnecting at times giving me the error::
 Software caused connection abort
So i updaterd network drivers on my computer etc and it stopped giving that error, but now it just times out.
Would like to point out that the reason i think its the router [R-ADSL-C4] [http://www.dynamode.net/ADSL/R-ADSL-C4.htm] is because before i was using the router , using a USB modem the connection was fine.
So my next question is should i update the firmware on the router?? I thought maybe worth a try but when i looked at the firmware update page [http://www.dynamode.co.uk/support/adsl_r-adsl-c1-2.html] I don't have the correct start firmware that it says is essential for it to work.
Any help much appreciated