Since you are communicating with a "newbie" I need to know where to type all of these things. Where do I get the numbers and where exactly do I type them
In the address box in internet explorer or somewhere on the mIRC site?

I have found websited that have servers and when I click on them they bring up mIRC and ask if I want to try to connect with that server and when I say yes it tries but is unsuccessful so there is still something wrong on my end.