To connect to the BBS, use a terminal application for your operating system. We recommend using SyncTerm. It runs on most operating systems and is free. You can download SyncTerm at the BBS Dev website.

Once you have downloaded SyncTerm, you will need to setup a connection for the BBS. Start by choosing the empty entry on the main screen and hit RETURN or ENTER on your keyboard.

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Then, enter the name you wish to give to the entry. We recommend just using the name of the BBS you are setting it up for. For ours, simply put “Radio Freqs & Geeks”, minus the quotes (“).

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After that, you will choose the connection type. For connection type, choose “Telnet”, using your up and down arrow keys. Then press Enter or Return.

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Then you will enter the address for the BBS. For Radio Freqs & Geeks, it’s ““, minus the quotes (“). Then hit ENTER or RETURN.


Now you will see your entry of the BBS in your directory. Highlight it, and then hit your “F2” key to edit the entry. Find the setting for port and be sure to set it says 2323.

To connect, simply highlight the entry and hit ENTER or RETURN.  If everything is correct, you’ll be greeted with the welcome screen of the BBS, where you can create a new account, or sign in if you already have an account.

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From there follow the prompts for setting up the account. If you have any questions about the BBS, simply send an email to mobbyg at gmail dot com or post a reply below for this page.

7 thoughts on “Connecting”

    1. I did it because I didn’t want to play around on the Linux box with getting port 23 open. Also all that IOT traffic with bots trying to find openings. I already set it and people know the port so.. no sense in changing it now.

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