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A Total Newbie's Guide to Using Mumble

Introduction

Mumble is a voice communications (voice comms) tool for real time voice chat over the internet. This is sometimes referred to as voice over IP.

It is designed for gamers to be able to chat with each other while playing a game, taking team based games to a whole new level as you are able to quickly issue orders and report incidents without having to stop and type your message.

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This guide will cover:

  • Getting the Mumble Client.
  • Setting up and connecting to a server.

This guide is not meant to be a complete guide to using Mumble. If you want more information, then take a look at the documentation on the Mumble website.

Step 1 – Getting the Software

Visit www.mumble.info and click Windows: <version> (Stable)

When the software has downloaded, run the executable and select client during the installation. Once it is installed it might be useful to place a shortcut on the desktop (if it hasn't already) or even on the ‘Quick Launch' bar. This is entirely up to you.

Step 2 – Setting Up and Connecting to a Server

When you first start the Mumble client, you will get asked to run a brief audio setup wizard.

This is the main Mumble window, which lists quite a few servers on one page, and lets you setup custom servers on the left hand side.

The first load of a mumble client

If you click the Custom Servers tab, you will see the a screen similar to the one on the below

Screenshot showing the Custom Servers tab of the Mumble client.

To connect to your own server, we would need to put your IP in Address field, and the port number in the Port field.

You need will also need a username, which goes in the Username field. If the server requires a password (or your a registered user), type that into the Password field below.

Then click Add - so you have a screen like below:

A completed Custom Servers tab

You should now be ready to connect to your mumble server.

Connected to a Mumble server

Once you have connected, you should see something similar to this - your server may even have different channels to talk in.

Thank you for reading this guide. I hope you have found it useful. As I said before, it isn't a complete guide to Mumble, so if you have any questions speak to our Support team and we'll try to help you out.

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