Connect to a LAN without server
whooper "at" freeshell.org
Thu Aug 22 02:21:01 2002
---- Original Message -----
From: "Alberto Torres" <atorres "at" bmd-net.com>
To: <vnc-list "at" realvnc.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 11:52 AM
Subject: Connect to a LAN without server
> Hi all:
> Could somebody help me with this problem?
> I am trying to view a PC that runs on Windows98-2000 into a network
> being connected to any server just a router for ADSL modem.
> What i have try is to run the viewer mode in my PC (via modem) and call
> router ip address with the display number on each PC inside the LAN. IT
> NOT WORK.
> Please give me an easy solution
> Thanks in advance to everybody
I'm not sure what you are asking. I believe you are trying to connect to
machines running VNC behind an ADSL router from the internet. If that is
the case you need to configure your router to forward ports from the
internet to the PC. For example you have:
Server1 at internal address 192.168.0.1 - Running VNC on display :0
Server2 at internal address 192.168.0.2 - Running VNC on display :1
You would need to then set your router to forward port 5900 from the outside
to 192.168.0.1:5900 and port 5901 to 192.168.0.2:5902.
For a primer on configuring your broadband router for different software see
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/app_ports.htm . If you give us
some details (like what router you are using) someone might be able to give
you specific instructions.
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