A Total Newbie's Guide to Using TeamSpeak 2


TeamSpeak 2 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. This takes 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.

We at Multiplay offer TeamSpeak 2 as part of our game server packages, which is probably why you are reading this document! So let's get you started.

This guide will cover:

  • Getting the TeamSpeak software.
  • Setting up and connecting to a server.
  • Setting up your channel and registering with the server.

This guide is not meant to be a complete guide to using TeamSpeak. If you want more information, then look at the FAQ section of the TeamSpeak website: www.teamspeak.com

If you would like to rent a TeamSpeak 2 server, please check out our deals on TS hosting.

Multiplay is an official licensed TeamSpeak 2 server provider.

Step 1 – Getting the Software

Visit the download page of the TeamSpeak website.

Assuming you are running a version of Microsoft Windows, you will want the TS2 Client ( link. TeamSpeak is completely freeware, so there is nothing to pay.

Once the software has downloaded, run the executable and follow the installation instructions. 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 start TeamSpeak client, the following window will appear:

Right now you are not connected to a server, nor do you have any set up, so let's do this now.

Click on Connection and select Connect.

The following window (left) appears. Again, there is nothing much to see here. We need to add a new server.

Right click anywhere in the white space below where it says Servers, and select Add Server.

Type in a name for the server. Let's call it Multiplay UK TS2

As soon as you press enter, the right hand side of the window will change, and you will see this:

All the details are empty just now.

In Server Address, enter the IP address we provided you

In Nickname, enter your nickname.

Now click on the Connect button at the bottom.

Voila! You are now connected to your TeamSpeak server and should see something similar to this:

We will not take you through some common settings.

Click on Settings in the menu and select Sound Input/Output Settings.

The output volume slider should only be set to 1 or 2 notches above normal. If you set it too high, some of your clan mates may sound very crackly while others do not.

Also, select Push to Talk and choose a key by clicking the Set button then pressing the key on your keyboard you want to be your talk button.

While voice activation works well enough, people either set the threshold too low or it activates because of ambient sound causing constant transmission. This is especially true if you are using speakers rather than headphones when you play your game.

Constant transmission is bad, because it means you usually can't hear other people talking.

Step 3 – Setting Up Your Server

You will first need to log in with your admin username and password. These can be found in Clanforge, in the Profiles section.

Once you've logged in you can simply right click on the server name or a channel name and click Create Channel

You can also right click on a player and Ban Player, Kick Player and Mute Player.

These are the most basic things you can do on your server. If you need any more help with the more advanced features please contact our Support Team

That's it. Happy chatting!

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