Open a web browser.
Type 192.168.1.1 in the address line.
At the password box, leave username blank and type “admin” as the password (unless you’ve changed it to something else).
Click on orange “advanced” tab.
Click on “Forwarding” tab.
You’ll have to open port 113 for the computer that used mIRC.
Bryan: it looks like this is the problem, but I’m still stuck at one point. Once I tell it to open port 113, the same exact username and password box appears. I have not changed my username or password, but it won’t accept “admin”.
You shouldn’t even be able to get the port screen unless the router accepts your password. All the times I’ve modified the settings on linksys routers, I’ve only ever had to type the username and password once, and only at the initial 192.168.1.1 screen. You didn’t hit CAPS LOCK by mistake, did you?
I’ve done it by setting up port triggering instead. If any machine goes out on common IRC ports (6660-6670, 7000) open up ident port 113 back to the client. This has the added benefit of allowing any machine on your LAN to use IRC.
On the triggering config screen, looks like:
1: IRC 6660~6670 113~113
2: IRC2 7000~7000 113~113
Right. Port 113 from the outside world will not be available until the first packet you send to an IRC server is sent out. And then allowing it in should timeout eventually (probably a few minutes) once the IRC server is done with it.