I am really struggling to find a solution to a rather knotty problem I have. I was wondering whether you guys might be able to find the time to help a total IRC newbie?
I started off on Klaatus website as it sets out how to set up mIRC on a network. However, after initially reading some of the stuff contained therein, it lost me sad to say..
Please allow me to explain my dilemma.
I have just started running mIRc as a newbie to the whole IRC thing on my home network after having spent years on various other P2P networks. Whilst I am able to chat and receive files over IRC, I cannot send, and I have spent the last four days trying to find a solution to the problem to no avail! (Much wailing and gnashing of teeth!)
My setup is as follows:
I have a Bband cable connection running into a Server PC on which I run Win2K. This serves to a small network of 2 other PCs, one of which I use mIRC on (unsuccessfully!) via a 4 way 10 base hub. The server PC runs Zone Alarm Pro to ensure security on my permanent connection and to secure my network.
The Client PC runs WinME and now has a static IP address as per Klaatus advice. As I mentioned above, I am able to chat and recv but not to send/share any files on this PC via mIRC.
My peers on the IRC channel I subscribe to have all tried to help but again no result. I have to admit, I do not understand anything about Port management so unfortunately Klaatu Website whilst encouraging, lost me after a while when it started to get technical.
I wonder if you guys might be able to help me out with some idiot-proof instructions,( and I mean real Janet and John stuff!) in setting up my system to run mIRC through a firewall to my client PC, if it is possible.
I have struggled to set up mIRC over the last four days, and have now reached the point where I am beginning to become despondent. It looks like it is an excellent concept, but only if I can get it to work!
You are my last hope with this proggy. If you can't get the thing to work, it is unlikely that anyone can! That being the case, I'll give it up as a bad job!
In anticipation and desperation