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#145789 - 09/07/03 11:52 PM illustrated mirc instructions
zoomway Administrator Offline
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For newbies to IRC (Internet Relay Chat), here are some instructions that I hope will help. First, go to www.mirc.com and download the software.

After you download and install mIRC, you'll see a screen that wants some information ...



First, let me thank channel owner Chris Paterson for making these updated screen captures smile

The Nickname blank is the only one that means anything since it's the nick you'll end up with on IRC. However, if the nick you choose is already in use, it'll default to the "alternate" nick you chose.



Under the connect menu, choose servers and from the choices of servers, choose the "Undernet" category of servers. That's simply because the #lanekent channel is on an Undernet server. Once you pick one, click "okay" and you're ready to connect.



When you connect successfully (sometimes you'll have to try more than one server) you'll see all kinds of weird stuff scroll by fast on your status window. That just basically lets you know that you've made it to the UNDERNET. In the space at the bottom of the status screen type /join #lanekent, or there's the mIRC "favorites" window (above picture) and just type the channel name #lanekent as shown and click "join" and voila, you're part of the conversation! biggrin



The names on the right are the nicks of the people on the channel. As you can see when you type something, your nick automatically appears on the channel in front of what you type so that everyone will know who said what.

If you have any other questions, just ask. Thanks again for the pics, Chris.

Zoom
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#145790 - 09/08/03 02:31 PM Re: illustrated mirc instructions
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God, Zoom, these instructions are fabulous. These sure would've been handy a year and a half ago when I was pulling my hair out trying to join the channel. Of course, now the challenge is actually *leaving* the channel. biggrin Thanks for posting these instructions.

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#145791 - 09/09/03 01:16 AM Re: illustrated mirc instructions
Juanita Offline
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I have mIRC. How do you get the password for #lanekent?

Juanita
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#145792 - 09/09/03 01:51 AM Re: illustrated mirc instructions
zoomway Administrator Offline
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I have mIRC. How do you get the password for #lanekent?
Go HERE and just sign up wink

Zoom
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Shameless plug! I have a couple of pages I did a while back that aren't linked to my main site.

Superman used in religious iconography:
http://www.redboots.net/media/religious_iconography.htm

Superman used in classic (fan) art:
http://www.redboots.net/media/superman_classic.htm

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#145793 - 02/01/05 04:43 PM Re: illustrated mirc instructions
Sabrina Offline
Lane and Kent

Registered: 09/01/03
Posts: 101
Loc: Germany
Hi, can somebody please help me? I tried to join the #lanekent channel on mIRC but it says "unable to join channel (need correct key)". What does this mean? What have I done wrong?

Please, can anybody help?


Thanks
Sabrina

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#145794 - 02/01/05 07:03 PM Re: illustrated mirc instructions
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Lane and Kent

Registered: 04/09/01
Posts: 657
Loc: San Diego
The keyword is the password. You have to type in #lanekent keyword. Put in the password you got went you signed up at http://www.redboots.net/lanekent/lanekent.shtml

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#145795 - 02/01/05 09:05 PM Re: illustrated mirc instructions
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Registered: 04/12/01
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Hi gals. I just followed the trail and the sign up page has this as Chris' e-mail cp13606@aol.com, but it is 13607, right Chris?
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#145796 - 02/01/05 10:08 PM Re: illustrated mirc instructions
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Registered: 04/09/01
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Hi Artemis and you are right. I never noticed that, but not to worry, the signup request goes to an entirely different adress. I'll try to get the posted adress changed ASAP. Thanks for pointing it out. smile

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#145797 - 02/02/05 05:34 AM Re: illustrated mirc instructions
Sabrina Offline
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Registered: 09/01/03
Posts: 101
Loc: Germany
Hi, thanks for the advice. It works, but unfortunatly there was nobody there yesterday night. I just have to try again....

Thanks again !

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#145798 - 02/02/05 10:44 AM Re: illustrated mirc instructions
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Lane and Kent

Registered: 04/12/01
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Loc: California outback
Hi Sabrina. Did you see an "x" on the right side in the list of talkers? If not, you were on a split by yourself. It's a thing that happens occasionally. To fix it, quit, then sign on again on another Undernet site. There is usually someone there, often ChrisP. Also, you need to think of the time zone difference. Usually the site is pretty full at dinner time, Pacfic time in the US. During the day it's not so busy.
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