If your network access already supports IRC, access is relatively simple. You only need to connect, change your service to Undernet (if you are not already connected there) and join the channel. (The initial step may vary with your network.)
/join #EPCLIVE [ret]
You should be able to talk to anyone else logged in by typing. For a list of other users type: "/whois [return]" You can set your onscreen nickname: "/nick Your_Name" Sending a message backchannel is achieved with the "/msg nickname * your_message here_" command. When you want to quit, type: "/quit [return]"
Because #EPCLIVE is a private channel, you will not see it indexed when you use the '/list' command--but it can be joined by anyone who knows its name.