If you are still having trouble connecting to the network, it may be due to one of the following:
- You are trying to connect from an IP address other than: 188.8.131.52
- Your IP address is on a list of previously compromised machines (known as a DNSBL).
- Your username is invalid.
Connecting from a different IP address
If the IP address you use while web browsing differs from the one you use while connecting to the
network (i.e., proxy, bouncer, etc.), this lookup tool will not function properly. You will need to
visit this page using the IP address you use when trying to connect to the network.
IP address listed in DNSBL
When you connect to the network, we check if your IP address is listed as a compromised machine
on reputable DNS black lists (DNSBL). If you've previously attempted to connect to DareNET using an
open proxy, it's possible we've automatically submitted your IP address to one or more of these lists
as well. You can check this yourself at
If you have a DareNET account, you can bypass the DNSBL checks by using
our login-on-connect feature. For more information, see our
If you are receiving the error message "USER: Bad Username" while attempting to connect to the network,
rest assured that you have not been banned! Usernames must follow a few specific rules, which are explained
here; however, the simple and easy fix is to
edit the user/email portion of your IRC client's configuration options to something that does not contain any
uppercase letters, numbers or special characters other than '@'.