I am facing problems connecting to the Freenode IRC server on my XChat IRC client. My service provider is Tikona. I have to go to a proxy 126.96.36.199, enter my login credentials and then I am connected to the Internet.
The XChat client was working for me when I was on an open proxy connection yesterday which does not required any such credentials. It sometimes connects but then again disconnects immediately. And sometimes, it shows fewer users who are connected to the channel (whereas the browser based client shows much more users).
Please let me know if there are any additional settings that need to be done when I am using an Internet connection that needs such login credentials. Or is the problem something else? Please help.