There are different ways to connect to CrystalIRC.

You can use our KiwiIRC applet

Or you can install an IRC client on your computer
There are several IRC clients you can use. The most common are:

  • X-Chat (Windows and Linux)
  • mIRC (Windows)
  • kvIRC (Windows and Linux)
  • irssi (Linux)

The settings are as follows:

  • host:
  • port: 6667 (SSL 6697)


Some proxy configurations may prevent KiwiIRC from connecting, and will give you the following error message: "xhr poll error".