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How to use Freenode's webIRC client?

I'm having trouble using Freenode's webIRC client: I don't use IRC often, but I seem to recall we could actually chat with folks. But the webIRC seems to be missing an input box to type in. I'm ...
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Cannot get HexChat to connect to IRC?

So, I am trying to get IRC up and running on my Windows-7 machine. I have installed HexChat as a 'normal' install. Here are the screen shots showing step 1, step 2, and the screen that shows while it ...
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XChat does not connect to all channels on startup

I have XChat portable setup to auto connect to around 15 channels on freenode. But on startup it only connects to 7 channels by itself. How can I fix this? It is possible to join more channels ...
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SASL authentication “fails” on Freenode / Tor, on irssi and weechat

I am following various tutorials about using Freenode through Tor. I have tried irssi + cap_sasl.pl, and also weechat, which has builtin SASL support. The connection fails in following way on both ...
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Staying on a registered-only IRC channel

Freenode, like other IRC servers, has the property that one's connection will drop at the slightest hiccup. Fortunately mIRC knows to automatically reconnect when this happens. The problem lies with ...
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How do I register an irc channel that I'm not an OP of?

I made a channel on freenode that some friends started using.. eventually I lose my op privs as I leave/join with other non-ops still in the channel. Now i'm trying to register the channel but I have ...
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IRC newbie needs detailed “How To” directions for freenode.net connection with OS X IRC app

Newbie IRC user here. Trying to get connected on freenode.net, preferably with a native Mac OS X client (I'm running 10.6.8), or at least something with a good "OS X feel." Also seeking a client ...
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How can I use seperate name, rather than my nickname in IRC?

I am relatively unfamiliar with how IRC works. I have had a registered nickname with freenode for a couple years and I have only used it a couple times. What I'd like to do is use a simple name when ...
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How do I register a nickname on freenode’s IRC network, using Colloquy?

Proper newbie IRC question here: in order to access the #django IRC channel on freenode, I need to register a nickname with freenode. freenode’s instructions for that are here: ...