Register IRC Nick and Join a channel

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Download IRC Client

WeeChat, Pidgin, HexChat, XChat

Registering a IRC nick

Connect to freenode server

/server irc.freenode.net

Select a new nick

/nick <new_nick>

Register new_nick by providing password and email address

/msg nickserv register <password> <email_address>

Confirm registration

check your email (provided in command) and confirm the registration

Joining a channel

Connect to the channel server

/server irc.example.org

Use registered nick

/nick mynick

Identify registered nick

/msg NickServ IDENTIFY <password>

Join a channel

/join #channel-name