Connect:mIRC

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Connecting with mIRC

This guide will tell you how to connect to our bouncers using the mIRC Client which is available at https://www.mirc.com/get.html.

For the purposes of this guide, we have used mIRC v7.61


Configuration

mIRC needs to be configured to connect to our bouncer, so to do this we need to bring up the "Server List". If this hasn't appeared automatically when starting mIRC, navigate to "File -> Select Server...". You should be presented with a window, on this window press the "Add" button and you should see something like this:

Screenshot of mIRC's server options


The options in this window need to be configured/changed as follows:

Option Description Value / Recommended Value
Description The name of the server that will be added (Can be anything) MyBouncer
Address The server that your account has been added to (i.e apple.bnc4free.com) <server>.bnc4free.com
Ports Port 1337 for Non-SSL / Port +1339 for SSL (Don't forget the '+') +1339
Group The name of the server that will be added (Can be anything).

Note: By setting this, you will be able to use "/server [ChosenName]" to connect

Bouncers
Password This must be the username and password you use to authenticate to the bouncer

OR

This must be the username, password and network name you use to authenticate to the bouncer

MyUsername:MyPassword

OR

MyUsername/Network:MyPassword

Login Method This is the login method mIRC will use to authenticate to the bouncer.

Selecting 'None' is sufficient enough to send PASS to authenticate to the bouncer

None


Once completed, the window should look like this:

Screenshot of mIRC's server options


Press "OK" on the "Add Server" window and "OK" on the server list (mIRC Options) window.


Connecting

If you have added the bouncer to the Server List as outlined in the steps above, assuming that you have set a group a name, you will be able to connect using the following command:

   /server [GroupName]

Replacing [GroupName] with the Group name you set up in the steps above


Alternatively you can navigate to "File -> Select Server..." and double click the network you have added. This should bring up a window as shown below:

Screenshot of the mIRC options window

Press "Connect" on this window to connect to the bouncer.


You can also manually connect to your bouncer should you need to by using one of the following commands in mIRC's server window.

   /server <server>:<port> <username>:<password>

or

   /server <server>:<port> <username>/<network name>:<password>


Examples of this are shown below:

   /server apple.bnc4free.com:+1339 TestOne:foo

or

   /server apple.bnc4free.com:+1339 TestOne/Freenode:foo