1. When a window pops up asking "Do you want to install
and j-IRC applet", click "Yes" or "Grant."
2. Enter the nick name you would like to be known as.
3. Select the Channel/Room you would like to chat in.
4. Click the "Connect Now" button and wait a few seconds
5. Once you are connected, you will see a list of users that
are in the room in the right window. You may now start typing
in the bottom line, and hit enter to send your message to the
6. When you are finished chatting, click the "Disconnect"
You may enter a private chat
room with someone by double-clicking on their name in the
To change rooms, select a channel
from the pull-down "Channel" menu on the top.
To create your own room, select
"New Channel" from the pull-down "Channel"
menu, and enter your channel name. If it doesn't already exist,
it will be created and you become the Operator of the channel.
You can then use the commands under the "Control"
menu to change the settings for that channel. For example:
The following commands are supported by our IRC chat rooms.
All IRC commands are started with "/".
chat message screen.
current nick name to a new 'nick_name'
current channel and join a new channel.
Remember to supply "#" at the begining of
your channel name.
current channel and disconnect from IRC network.
Send a private
message to a user with nick name 'nick'
message in action format.
/topic ; /topic
'#channel' 'your topic'
current channel's topic or set your channel's topic
includes "version", "clientinfo",
Pop up a new
browser window with the given URL content
Play an audio
file from the web server. The audio file name is "sound_flie.au"
in this case and must be located on the same directory
of your applet file.
A list of
all commands available to general IRC users.
Our chat rooms
will only work with
Internet Explorer 4.0 and above, Netscape 4.08
and above, and IE 4.5 if you have a Mac. It may also work
with some AOL browsers.
is that pop up window asking for "permission"?
We sign the applet with Thawte digital certificate to by pass
the Java applet sandbox. You can safely say yes to this request.
If you don't grant these permissions, the applet will not
Why am I unable to connect?
There are several possibilities:
You are using a very old version
of IE or Netscape. Only IE 4 or above and Netscape 4.08 or
above is supported by our chat rooms.
When the popup window first
appears and asks for granting permission, the you have denied
the request. Without such permission, the applet will not
be able to connect to any IRC servers around the world.
Some IRC servers deny connection
from some ISP domains (due to abuse or flooding coming from
that domain). For example, some IRC servers do not allow AOL
users to connect. And some IRC servers require you to have
Identd installed and running on your computer (Identd is included
in our chat rooms, and it is turn on by default). There are
thousands of public IRC servers available, you can always
find one that is friendly to your environment.
IE browser allow users to modify
its Internet Security Setting, if you are not using the default
security setting and disabled the support of signed applet,
our chat rooms may not work properly. If this is the case,
revert the IE security to default medium level.