Sunday, December 11, 2005

Connecting to IRC from Airtel's broadband connection

I use Airtel broadband in my home. I noticed sometime back that I could not connect to any IRC channels from my home.

Then after googling about similar problem faced by others found a solution for that.

Airtel seems block port 6667 which is usually the default port used by IRC clients.

So to connect to IRC ports other than 6667 should be used if connecting using Airtel

I use port: 7000 for connecting to my favorite IRC channels.
For example to connect to my Tamil localization channel #thamizha in freenode, i use the following command in my firefox browser (with chatzilla Plugin) address box:
irc://irc.freenode.net:7000/thamizha

I hope this tip might be useful to some of you who use Airtel internet connection in India :)

7 comments:

Nirmal Raghavan said...

Hi.., where do you stay in Bangalore and how do you find the Airtel broadband cconnection quality..?

Mugunth said...

Hi Nirmal,
I stay in G.M.Palya area. The Airtel broandband service is good. Their customer care (phone support) is also good. I faced problems a couple of times (due to line problem). After informing the the customer support over phone, their technical support person visited us the next day & recified the problems.

codeshepherd said...

i used gaim with port 7000. This works for BSNL broadband connection also :)

Thanks
Deepan

airtel broadband user said...

Thanks for your help,Ive been wondering why irc wont work since i switched to airtel :( .
its all good now keep up the good work :)

harika karanam said...

Piece of information provided is satisfactory. we also provide Airtel Broadband services

harika karanam said...

Thanks for providing information we also provide Reliance Broadband services

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