IRCNow

First, you must check to see if SSL is supported. Enter the following command inside any mIRC window:

//echo -ag $sslready

If the output is $false, run this command:

/server bnc3.ircnow.org 6667 username/network:password

Replace username with your username, network with your desired network (for example dal or oftc), and password with your password. This connection is very insecure.

It is better if you upgrade mIRC to support SSL, or download Hexchat, which is free of charge and open source.

If the output is $true, you should follow the steps below for a secure connection.

Select server. Edit your ZNC server.

Here is a sample configuration for freenode:

Description: freenode-bnc
For Address: bnc3.ircnow.org
Ports: +6697
Password: user123/freenode:pass123

Replace user123 with your real username, and pass123 with your real password. Make sure that you include the plus sign '+' for port 6697 to ensure your chat messages are encrypted.

When you use more then one bouncer go to Alt+R choose tab Remote

on *:start: {
  server bnc3.ircnow.org +6697 user123/freenode:pass123
  server -m bnc3.ircnow.org +6697 user124/freenode:pass123
  server -m bnc3.ircnow.org +6697 user125/freenode:pass123
  server -m bnc3.ircnow.org +6697 user126/freenode:pass123
}

Replace user123 with your real username, and pass123 with your real password.