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#1 madpc

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:14 PM

I have setup tight vnc on my pc & tested it using a pc on the same network & it works perfectly. The problem is I cannot connect to the pc from outside this network. I have set the router to accept incoming connections for this pc & have given the pc a static ip address. Also I have checked that the firewall on this pc is set to allow tight vnc. the pc is running windows 7 & is connected via a lan cable to a bridged router which then connects to the main router. Could the bridged router be the problem? stopping me from connecting outside the network?
 



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#2 chrisd87

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:18 PM

You should only need to open the ports on the main router. You are making sure to use your external ip address when outside the lan and not the static ip address you set internally?


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:38 PM

how do I find my external ip address cos yes I think that's where I am going wrong



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:52 PM

http://www.ipchicken.com/ will show it to you =)


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:57 PM

also, http://www.whatismyipaddress.com


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 03:59 PM

thanks cavedweller2

I will give that a try :)



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:17 PM

is the external ip address static?



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:19 PM

that depends on your isp. Most ISP's make you pay extra for static addresses.


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:21 PM

so basically I will have to check the ip address each time I need to connect



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:24 PM

correct. You can contact your ISP and ask them the lease time on dynamic ip addresses as they will know it. Alternative solution would be to purchase a static address from your isp.


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:25 PM

yes to make sure but normally it takes a system change on their side or something like a power outage for it to change. there are ways to make it change without these things happening but in the past I have had the same IP address from my ISP for over a year. 

 

but the chances of you checking, going somewhere and it changing, I'd say are almost nil but anything can happen.


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:28 PM

Thanks Chrisd87 I will look into that.

thanks for all your help. it will probably be Monday before I can sort this but I will let you know if I get it working



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:40 PM

You're welcome. Let us know the outcome please.


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:44 PM

I will thanks



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:37 PM

Hey guys, i would like to say thanks very much for all your help. I checked out the ip address of the router I want to connect through then I went home & typed that ip address into tight vnc & hey presto it worked. you are a genius chrisd87






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