How to connect to Ustream Chats with mIRC

How to Install and Connect to Ustream IRC with mIRC IRC Client

  1. Download mIRC. After the download is complete install the program.
  2. Run mIRC
  3. The program allows users to run it for a 30 day evaluation period and then requires the purchase of a license for further use. To use it during the evaluation period click "Continue". To use it during the evaluation period click Continue. If you find that you like the program they currently charge a one time fee of $20.00 USD but it seems they offer this non-expiring coupon to purchase a license for only $10.00 USD. At press time, the license states it can be used on up to 3 computers and is a non-expiring license for all future versions of mIRC.
  4. Click "File" then "Select Server". Click File then Select Server.
  5. Click "Add". Click Add
  6. After clicking "Add" you are then required to enter the server information. Once you have clicked add you are then required to enter the server information.
  7. Enter the following information to the following boxes.
    1. Description: "Ustream Server"
    2. IRC Server: "chat1.ustream.tv"
    3. Group: "Ustream"
    4. Password: (Enter your Ustream password for your Ustream account. If you don't have a Ustream account, leave the password blank.)
      Important Tip: If you haven't already done so, we strongly suggest you register your chosen nickname (IM on Ustream by creating a free Ustream account. If you don't register the nickname (IM, someone else might do so and this would prevent you from continuing to use it in the future.
    5. Then click "Add". Click Add
  8. Then click "Select". Then click Select.
  9. After clicking "Select", you are then required to enter your nickname and information: Enter your nickname and ident information
  10. Enter the following information to the following boxes.
    1. Nickname: (Your Ustream username.)
    2. Alternative: (Your Ustream username followed by "-1". e.g. If your Ustream username is, "DCBDemos" you'd enter, "DCBDemos-1" without the quotes.)
      Important Tip: We recommend you append -1 to your Ustream registered username as it's the convention used by Ustream and is already registered to you. The alternative nick is only used if your main nickname is in use, like if you have opened a Ustream chat in your web browser or if your connection was interrupted and hasn't disconnected from the server yet.)
      Enter your nicknames and alternate nicks.
    3. Name: (Enter your Real Name. This is optional and can either be left blank, changed to your actual name, or you may put something else in as long as it's not vulgar or misleading or attempts to impersonate someone else.)
    4. Email: (Your email address. This is optional. If entered it will be partially used as your ident e.g [email protected]). Optional: Enter your Full Name and Email Address.
    5. Once you have finished filling out the mIRC Options, click "Connect" and you will then see a message that its connecting to the server, this will take only a few seconds to establish a connection. Click Connect.
  11. Once connected, click "OK" on the mIRC Favorites window which may open once connected. Click OK on the mIRC Favorites
  12. You have now connected to Ustream using mIRC and can now join Ustream chat rooms, also known as channels. To join a channel type "/join" followed by the chat room's channel name and hit enter. (You can find the channel name typically in the url of the channel or by asking the Broadcaster or one of their moderators.) To join a channel type /join #Channel-Name

How to Set up Auto Joins in mIRC

  1. Once you have joined a channel, you can add it to your auto-join list. Channels on your auto-join list will automatically open for you each time you connect to Ustream. To add a channel to this list just click "Favorites" in the menu and click "Add to Favorites". (Make sure you have the channel you want to add currently open and selected). To add channel to this list just click Favorites in the menu and click Add to Favorites.
  2. Checkbox the option "Join on Connect” then click "OK". Checkbox the option Join on Connect then click OK.
  3. To view other channels, click on their name in the channel menu on the left hand side. To view other channels, click on their name in the channel menu on the left hand side.