This tutorial is for those of you using a Linksys router and mIRC. There are several good tutorials out here but when it came time for us to install, setup and configure our Linksys router, the tutorials out there all seemed to miss a step or two. Hopefully, this will help you install a router that allows you to dcc in minutes.

First run the setup for your router; it is self-explanatory and very easy to do. Then when you are connected to the Internet, open your web browser and connect to 192.168.1.1:

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Leave the User Name space empty. Type in your password that you created in Setup, if you did not create one, type in: admin.Then click on OK.

You will be taken to this page:

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Fill out this appropriately according to the manual; most of it will be filled in automatically for you by the Setup.

Then click on the DHCP tab, and then DHCP Clients Table tab at the bottom, where it will take you to a window with your networked computers' individual IP addresses. Make note of the last number in each IP address. You will need these numbers shortly.

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Next, click on the Orange Advanced tab at the upper right, then choose the Forwarding tab.

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Remember that DHCP table you accessed before? The last number for each computer is the number to add where the arrows are under IP Address. Open ports that you choose for DCC, a narrow range is all that is necessary, as shown above, but remember these ports, you will insert them in your mIRC's dcc options as well.

At the bottom of the page, click on Port Triggering.

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This will take you to this page:

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The Trigger Port Range is for connecting to servers, IRC servers generally fall into these port ranges.

Be sure to add port 113 as shown above.

mIRCHelp Configuration:

Now just one adjustment in mIRC is needed:

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Set the DCC ports to the ones you specified in the router forwarding section (above) for DCC. Click on the advanced tab to get to the DCC port option dialog. Each computer you networked will have different ports specified.

Note: I use Kerio Personal Firewall, and in order to DCC I had to allow Kerio to open UDP/TCP (in) and UDP (out).