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I cant connect help!! #156905 21/08/06 01:27 AM
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hey guyss..
i cant seem to connect to mirc. I have tried to connect to various servers. such as irc.arabchat.net. and other servers.. but it keeps on saying unable to resolve server.

Can someone please help mee... tell me what else i can doo please

Re: I cant connect help!! #156906 21/08/06 01:32 AM
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For that particular server, I get:

[21:29] -UK.ArabChat.Net- *** You are not welcome on this network.
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[21:29] -UK.ArabChat.Net- *** AutoBanned for flood (Ticket ID: mHAwhH1rdW5dwv9) (2006/08/19 17.13)
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[21:29] -UK.ArabChat.Net- *** Your IP is xx.yy.zz.38
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[21:29] -UK.ArabChat.Net- *** For assistance, please email Kline@ArabChat.Net and include everything shown here.

It's possible that a lot of the servers you're trying to connect to can't be resolved, because they're not there. Try connecting to one of the big 6. (If you can connect to any IRC server, it's not your problem - it's a problem with the internet, the other server, your provider ... the list goes on. Some servers may require something you're not doing, like IdentD, but since irc.arabchat.net can be resolved, the question is, did you make a mistake and you can resolve it but you're banned, or are you really having a resolution problem)

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Re: I cant connect help!! #156907 21/08/06 01:36 AM
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so what are the solutions? or more appropriately.. are there any?

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to answer ur question - i dont think i am banned coz i just downloaded mirc today. Do you know of other servers i can connect to

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That depends on exactly what message you get with each connect attempt. The solution to the message I posted above is entirely different from your inability to resolve the server at all.

Post a few of the servers you're trying, and copy the message you get when attempting to connect to them. Or connect to irc.byxnet.net and join #acf and we can discuss it in real time. If you can't connect to irc.byxnet.net, post that message here too. I'll check here every few minutes, and I'm on byxnet.

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* Connect retry #1 irc.byxnet.net (6667)
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* Unable to resolve server
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* Connect retry #2 irc.byxnet.net (6667)
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* Unable to resolve server

That;s all i'm getting for any server! frown

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Quote:
to answer ur question - i dont think i am banned coz i just downloaded mirc today. Do you know of other servers i can connect to
The messages you saw were from the first time I ever connected to that network. Either someone from my provider flooded them and they set very wide bans, they're a UK server and don't like connects from the US, or something else.

The disconnect message isn't always totally accurate. smile

You should be able to connect to DALnet, UnderNet, EFFNet (which is a zoo) - any of their servers, and you should be able to connect to byxnet.

As I said, if you have a problem, post the server and the actual message here, or on #acf@byxnet if you can get there, and we'll go from there.

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hmmm - nasty.

Windows? Which version? (98? 2k? XP?)

Home? Office network?

Who's your provider?

Re: I cant connect help!! #156913 21/08/06 01:51 AM
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WINDOWS XP - i'm working from home and i'm not sure who is my provider.. its wireless.. if that helps

Re: I cant connect help!! #156914 21/08/06 01:55 AM
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Go to Start/Run

Type in cmd and hit Enter

Type in ping microsoft.com

See if you get back 4 lines with times

If you do, try ping irc.byxnet.net

That'll either get you an "unable to resolve" or 4 more lines

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didnt get anything when i typed it - just somethign saying its not a command

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which isn't a command? cmd? or ping?

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ping.microsoft.com

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ping should be followed by a space (ping and the link you want to check, like a server address) - if your computer is telling you that ping isn't a command, you have computer problems.

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no dot - ping microsoft.com

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okkk.. i typed ping irc.byxnet.net
and i got the e lines with time!!! thats good right?

So can i connect now

Re: I cant connect help!! #156921 21/08/06 02:08 AM
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That means that you CAN resolve byxnet. So the problem might be in your setup of mIRC, but I can't see how. Hang on and I'll go ask in a mIRC help channel. Maybe someone else knows what I've obiously forgotten.

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ok typed ping micorsoft.com
and this is what i got

pinging micorsoft.com [207.46.250.119]with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out
Request timed out
Request timed out
Request timed out

ping statistics for 207.46.250.119:
packets: sent =4, REcieved=0, Lost=4 <100% loss>

Re: I cant connect help!! #156923 21/08/06 02:12 AM
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but when i typed ping irc.byxnet.net - i got the four lines

Re: I cant connect help!! #156924 21/08/06 02:16 AM
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pinging micorsoft.com [207.46.250.119] is the thing mIRC is saying it can't do - resolving. It resolved microsoft.com to 207.46.250.119, which is what the computer needs to talk to it. Whether it can talk to it or not, at that point, is totally irrelevent now - as long as your computer can resolve addresses ...

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