Fast and easy
solutions to make your mIRC DCC experience every bit as
trouble-free, as it was before you got the bounce.
IT'S ALL ABOUT ADDRESSES
Since you first began to using mIRC, I'm sure you have
lost the ability to DCC at least once. Usually its
because you have the wrong address in the Local Info.
Then you decide to get a Wireless Router for the house
and your DCC stops working again. You find out
your Router began assigning different IP Address numbers
to all your computers.
Then you get the big idea to come to IRC on a bounce.
Your new Vhost adds yet another address to your list.
This time, its a bit more complicated to get the
Addresses right in all the different processes.
Do you put the Router Assigned IP Address here?
Should the Internet Provider IP Address go over there?
And where should you put the IP Address of your Vhost?
This is why your DCC is not working. It's all
about addresses! Now you can relax, because this
page will tell you where to put all those addresses so
smile, and let's get started!
WHAT IS THE ADDRESS YOUR
INTERNET PROVIDER ASSIGNED YOU?
This is not intended to teach you how to configure your
entire bounce. I presume that you already have your
bounce up and running, but are unable to DCC Send,
Receive and/or Chat.
These are some fast and easy solutions to make your DCC
experience every bit as trouble-free, as it was before
you got the bounce.
You are going
to need to know the numerical IP Address that your
Internet Provider assigned to you.
go to a website that tells you what your IP Number is.
Look for the numerical address (example) IP-Address: 126.96.36.199
Write this number as the Internet IP# on your list.
1) Type on:
Type on ps x ,, a series of processes on your
machine will appear. You want the number across from the psybnc
3) To kill the bounce type on
kill -9 number .. enter.
The *number* you put in, is the number of the psybnc
This will kill the
3) Next you enter the bouncer configuration by
typing .. make menuconfig ..
CONFIGURING THE BOUNCE SO IT
A Popup menu will appear. Using your arrow keys:
1) Scroll down to Bouncer Config
.. and enter
2) Scroll down to DCC Host .. and enter.
the numerical IP Address that your Internet Provider assigned to
3) Exit out of your config. When you get back
into Telnet, type make
4) To restart your bounce type on
CONFIGURING mIRC SO IT IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE BOUNCE
Open up mIRC
and then disconnect it from the server (changes
should be made while disconnected). Open up mIRC Options (Alt+O) .. Click on the
Connect tab, then the
Local Info tab.
Leave empty (mIRC will fill this in for you)
Type in your Internet IP #. The real
one that you determined in the first step.
If the IP # of the bouncer in used here ..
you will be unable to DCC.
Connect Always Get ..
Local Host and IP Address. Both must be
Lookup Method: Check
Click OK, and close.
DECIDING WHAT METHOD YOU WANT TO USE TO
There are two
ways that you can DCC. A lot will depend on
how much privacy protection you feel that
you need. Some people do not want the
*real* IP Address that your IP assigned to
you, to appear on IRC. They use a bounce to
hide that real IP. Here are the two methods
and how to install them:
When someone attempts to DCC
Chat with you, or DCC Send to
everything will be handled
exactly as it always has been on
This method is the most
Type on /dccenable 0 in
any mIRC window, and enter
DCC Through psyBNC
DCC send is not affected by this
change, which means you can
DCC Chat and DCC Send as you
The change takes place with
attempts by others, to DCC Send
you, or DCC Chat with you. All
of these attempts are blocked by
PSYBNC. It will provide you
with an option to accept these
If you do nothing, they are
blocked. This feature is
helpful if others
attempt to DCC flood you, and to
avoid DCC Chats from
If you decide to accept the DCC,
it is uploaded to the bounce,
then port forwarded to your mIRC
client .. thereby hiding your
*real* IP Address from the
sender. This is a less
safer way to DCC.
Type on /dccenable 1 in
any mIRC window, and enter
Go ahead and try each
of them out. You can switch back and
forth using the commands shown.
SUDDENLY UNABLE TO DCC FOR UNEXPLAINED REASON when
you coming in from a LAN or home network?
If you are coming in on a LAN, and have always been able to DCC
.. and suddenly cannot .. this
section will probably solve your problem. If you are not coming in on
a LAN, you can skip this
When you are on a LAN (home network) the router assigns alternate IP
Addresses to any computer or wireless appliance that connects to it.
You can only DCC from the computer on a LAN or network, that has been
assigned the IP Address that ends in .100. You will not be able
to DCC from any other computer .. ever. Only one computer is assigned
.100 and that is the ONLY computer that will DCC.
Here is how to find
out if your computer (due to a disconnect and reconnect) has been
inadvertently assigned a number, like 192.168.1.101, for example.
-> Run -> Type in: CMD
and then enter
You will be at a DOS prompt. Type in:
ipconfig/all and then enter
Look down the list
to find "IP Address"
: See if that number ends in .100
If it does, skip
this section and move down to #1 below, to see if
there is another
If it ends in any
number other than .100 .. you need to perform the
following, to fix it:
a) Turn off any computer or wireless appliance
that is connecting to your router
(printers, etc.). It is one of these items that
has grabbed the .100 IP Address.
b) Turn off your computer
Unplug your modem and wait 10 secs.
Unplug your router and wait 10 secs
Plug in your modem and wait 10 secs
Plug in your router and wait 10 secs.
When you turn
your computer back on, you can check to make sure it has
address back again. If so, you should be good to
go. If not, then something
grabbing that number before your computer does.
Check again to find what
to the LAN, that you didn't get turned off.
Best of luck with your DCC problems.
Hope this helps.