chat with a client
/server irc.vbirc.com 6667

You can use a stand alone irc chat client to directly connect to our network. We recommend mIRC for Windows, XChat-Aqua for Mac OSX, and XChat for Linux. Once downloaded, installed and loaded, you can point it to our main server. The main server will automatically connect you to one of our servers on the network. Once connected you can pick a nickname, even register it, join a chat channel or create one. And start chatting.

Download:

mIRC for Windows @ http://www.mIRC.com/
XChat for Windows / Linux @ http://www.XChat.org/
XChat-Aqua for Mac OSX @ http://sourceforge.net/projects/xchataqua/

First Time:

/server irc.vbirc.com 6667
/nick YourName
/register YourPass
/join #chat (or your own channel)
and if you join a new channel: /cs register #yourchan yourpass description

Each Following Time:

/server irc.vbirc.com 6667
/nick YourName
/identify YourPass
/join #chat (or your own channel)

For help: /join #help
Alternative servers: irc.vbirc.org or irc.vbirc.net
Alternative ports: 6665, 6666, 6667, 6668, 6669, 7000, 9999