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Can't Connect to Twitch IRC

justNeph Feb 05, 2013 04:56PM PST

I tried with X-Chat and now in HexChat and both are giving me errors. If I try to connect to, I get:

* Connecting to (
* Connection failed (Connection timed out)

If I try to connect to, I get:

* Looking up
* Unknown host. Maybe you misspelled it?

Any ideas what i could be doing wrong?

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moocat: Feb 06, 2013 09:48AM PST doesn't actually direct to an IRC server, but you should be able to get in using It works just fine for me, so make sure your username is in all lowercase letters and the password you provided is correct.
If all else fails just connect directly to or

Also, it sounds like a DNS problem to me, so flushing your DNS cache might solve it. You can do that on Windows by holding the Windows key + R, then running "ipconfig /flushdns" (without the quotation marks)
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Aaron Clay: Twitch Staff Sep 18, 2013 11:16AM PDT


To clear up some of the common IRC issues, I need you to check your settings:

Server: NOT JUST use “”
Port: 80,443,6667 (6667 is the official port)
Password: oauth:TOKEN

To get your TOKEN follow the “Connecting” procedure located in our official knowledge base article on IRC.

You can get it from or from our API.

An example “password” would be “oauth:asdasd234234jk234asd” or similar once you get your token.

This change was made because we do not use SSL for chat, and did not want to expose any user hashes (this was fairly minor, but we want to do things correctly!)


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sawelnikolase: Apr 17, 2014 06:03PM PDT
why banned ?
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djmerl: Jun 01, 2014 08:01PM PDT
I am having problems as well. I have my OAuth password, but still wont connect. Any ideas?
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djmerl: Jun 01, 2014 08:03PM PDT
N/M I was putting the password in the wrong field. doh!
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7lion7: Aug 05, 2014 11:23AM PDT
Thanks man. Flushed the DNS and that worked great.
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kymaragg: Oct 20, 2014 07:41PM PDT
The server at can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website's name to its Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no connection to the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused by an unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Google Chrome from accessing the network.
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TERRYHARRIS57: Mar 08, 2015 06:04PM PDT
Its not going to let me search names

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