Go to this site:
download the appropriate client depending on what type of operating system you have - 32 bit or 64 bit
Click the arrow next to user name and put your name in there
Click the arrow next to server and put the following info in:
Server name: Lagwards
Hostname or IP: Oxygen.typefrag.com
Port Number: 50216
there's no password or default channel
Check all of the boxed below default channel
Now click on setup on the right
I like to push a key when i want to talk. It really helps if i want to say something dirty to my wife.
I prefer caps lock since it isnt used by any game. The only downfall is TYping WHile TALKINng.
For now just follow suit.
Make sure that there is a check next to:
ENable OUtgoing communitactions
Use Push to Talk
Use direct input to detect hotkey
(the last two arent checked)
click in the hotkey box then just hit the caps lock key
On the right select your output device (speakers) i like to check the direct sound
Input device - select whichever port you have your microphone plugged in - typically microphone (i dont use direct sound for this)
Ignore hardware input for now
Leave outbound to 0 until told otherwise
set inbound to 2 or 3
ignore everything else for now. and click OK at the bottom
Theoretically you should be good to go, click connect, scroll down until you find a name you are familiar with.
If the channel is password protected right click someones name, go to user, private chat
this will enable a chatbox to get further assistance.
Also, it is very easy to have one of the two checkboxes checked at the bottom of the main screen (mute sound and mute Microphone/binds) it's also easy to overlook when trying to figure out why vent isnt working, always check there if there is a problem lol.