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Connecting to Irc2P using Pidgin

Brief Instructions

  1. Start I2P and wait a few minutes for your router to bootstrap onto the network.
  2. Start Pidgin and connect to 127.0.0.1 on port 6668 without a proxy.

Longer Version (with pictures)

  1. Start I2P and wait 3-4 minutes until the Shared Clients destination shows a green star next to it.

  1. Start Pidgin and click the Add button on the Accounts window.

Add IRC Account 1

  1. On the Basic tab, make sure the Protocol is set to IRC. Put your desired nickname in the Username box, and set the server to 127.0.0.1.

  1. Click the Advanced tab and change the port to 6668. Fill out the Username and Real name fields if you'd like. WARNING: Any information set here will be visible in other users' IRC clients by using the /whois command.

  1. Click the Proxy tab. Set the proxy type to No Proxy. At this point you can click Add.

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