Guide: OSNN Chatroom via mIRC

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SPeedY_B, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    As some people have had troubles getting into the OSNN.net chat room, I thought I would make some guides on how to come and join us.

    This guide will show you how to get into the room using the mIRC IRC Client. mIRC is virtually always the choice of newcomers to IRC, as it's a nice and simple client natively built for the Windows platform which runs very fast. Please note that mIRC is not a free application, it is shareware software, you are legally allowed to use it without registering for 30-days after initial installation, after this you must proceed to either un-install the application or register the client for a one-time fee of $20.00.

    001 - Getting mIRC
    To download mIRC, simply choose a mirror close to you from mirc.com/get.html.

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    002 - Installing
    Once the download has completed, double click the saved .exe file and you will be presented with the install dialog.

    Click 'Next' and then 'Yes' on the preceeding dialog screens.

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    You will then be asked where you want to install it to, the default install folder is fine, but you may wish to change this to be more organised, once you have chosen your location, click 'Install'

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    003 - Running and Connecting
    Now that mIRC is installed, double click the desktop icon (If created, else go to Start > Programs > mIRC > mIRC)
    mIRC will open and be present you with the connection dialog.

    Fill in the Full Name, E-Mail Address, Nickname and Alternative boxes

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    Next, move onto the "Servers" menu on the left, click add, then fill in the following details:

    Description: SqueakNet
    IRC Server: irc.squeaknet.net
    Port(s): 6667
    Group:
    Password:

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    Once all of this is done simply click the Connect to IRC Server button
    Note: Connecting may not work first time, this is not a fault with your client or with osnn in any way, the IRC servers have the rights to allow only who THEY want to onto their networks, just keep trying and you will connect in the end, if not look here for a list of servers you can try


    004 - Joining
    Upon connection you will be presented with the server MOTD (Message of the day) this will probably contain some rules and regulations which you have to follow to use the network in the correct manner.
    Once connected type /join #osnn and press enter.

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    005 - Chatting
    Once you are in the #osnn room simply type whatever you wish to say and press enter.

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    Once you join the room/channel please be patient with us as we are busy people and there will not always be somebody around to offer you help.

    Optional Automation
    If you wish to automatically join the OSNN channel, click the options menu on the left, and then the "Perform" button and simply add "/join #osnn" into the dialog box as pictured below.

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    If you intend to use your IRC client on more than one network, then you will need to change the "All Networks" drop down to "Squeaknet" only, so that you don't join #osnn on every network you connect to. :)

    That's it! You should now be able to chat away with other members of the site, and site staff all in real-time.

    Feel free to post any queries regarding this guide and mIRC in this thread.
     
  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    part 005, it's the osnn chat room ;) :p
     
  3. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I need this cause I can never remember what to do :rolleyes:
    Ta speedy :D
     
  4. Electronic Punk

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    So get ur ass in there :p
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    hehe, it's good advise. :p
     
  6. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Ooh I love it when you talk to me like that,your soooooooooo masterful,I think I'm gonna have to go in there later ;)
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    then again...
     
  8. Evil Marge

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  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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