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First time connection problem

Posted By: Half_Alien

First time connection problem - 24/05/12 03:32 PM

Hello,
First off I appreciate any help that I will be receiving on this issue! This is a simple one and I'm sure someone will have the quick fix for me in no time. I downloaded mIRC. I went to type in my information and then connect, but I it won't connect. It keeps attempting to connect saying " Unable to connect to server (Connection timed out) ". It will do this over and over and I just want to get started up! Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks again!
Posted By: sparta

Re: First time connection problem - 24/05/12 03:48 PM

Make shure your filrewall/virus protection dont block mirc, also make shure you connect to a valid irc server..
Posted By: Half_Alien

Re: First time connection problem - 24/05/12 04:26 PM

Good call it might just be my firewall
Posted By: Half_Alien

Re: First time connection problem - 24/05/12 04:33 PM

Well, come to find out it wasn't blocked and I've tried to connect to multiple servers. I can't even connect to the basic IRC Webchat. The stock one they bring up.
Posted By: Riamus2

Re: First time connection problem - 24/05/12 10:35 PM

Try something like:

/server irc.undernet.org

or

/server irc.efnet.net

You can also try connecting to the IP address of the server. Some ISPs may block IRC by name, but allow it if you use the IP. For example, if I want to use IRC on my Verizon phone, I have to connect using the IP address or it gets blocked by Verizon.
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