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#1 Marc007

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:58 PM

Hi folks

sorry if this is the wrong foum for this thread.

I have downloaded VNC onto my own computer and also my folks computer. They often have little probllems that need solving. This would be ideal.

When I start VNC viwer it asks for the server - I put in my folks IP address but it wont connect to it. I presume this is because my folks IP is 192.168.x.x As far as I know this is only a local address behind their own router? Am I right? How do I get their actual mac address? Is this what I need?

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 04:05 PM

Are you in the same house?

Actually what you will need to do is find the IP adress of their house. This is easily done by going to www.whatismyip.com and it is written right there.

Also if I understood correctly they have a router? Wich means if you are connecting from outside of their router (if you live in another house or whatever...) then you will have to set up Port Forwarding. This is fairly simple to do and I can help you do it if I have your router make and model.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 04:24 AM

There are two sites I recommend that have extentive information about port forwarding.

http://www.PortForward.com/
http://www.dslwebserver.com/

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:15 AM

OOOhhhh the dreaded port forwarding. I have a little experince of this trying to configure Azurez torrent dowloader. It was a pain in the ass.

Anyway thanks for the advice. You are right that I am living in a different house and I want to connect and control remotely. I presume would have to open the ports on their PC rather than mine? or both?

thanks folks

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 11:27 AM

I presume would have to open the ports on their PC rather than mine? or both?

you only configure the port for the computer you want to control with vnc

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 11:43 AM

If you are going remote access another computer (ie. Mom, work, friend) over the internet I would buy the version that has the encryption pack. You can also try MS Remote Desktop Connenction.
Also if you do not have a firewall program on both computers it would not be a bad idea to install it prior to starting this little project. I have been using SyGate 5.5 for quite a while, and while no longer supportd, I find it very effective.


SyGate 5.5 Free Personal Edition
http://www.dslwebserver.com/main/fr_index....p-overview.html
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304304

Edited by acklan, 19 November 2006 - 11:52 AM.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 06:22 AM

www.gotomypc.com is another good one.

I would say this sounds like a firewall issue aswell. If the port forwarding is setup then it is likely to be a firewall issue. Most firewalls will block VNC by default. I have the same issue in my wireless network at home and VNC is stopped by the router firewall.

I know this can be set as a exception I just hvent bothered yet.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 06:29 AM

thanks for all the advice folks




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