Using network VNC with Internet connection
Robert A. Book
Mon Dec 23 18:38:01 2002
If I understand your question correctly, you want to make sure data in
between your two computers goes through only your hub, and not over
the rest of the internet.
If that's right -- I'd be VERY surprised if that was not the case
already. One way you can check this is to open up an MS-DOS window on
one of the Win98 computers and type "tracert <IP>" where <IP> is the
IP address of your other Win98 computer.
That will show the path taken by packet from one computer to the
other. If no addresses outside your own LAN are shown, then the data
is never leaving your network.
> I have two computers connected via ethernet cards to a hub and then an Internet server.
> I am running both in W98.
> I want to connect the two computers over the local connections rather than across the Internet.
> I can connect them via VNC with the TCP/IP settings to a local IP address (via the IP Address tab in the configuration file under
> control panel). BUT that doesn't allow the computers to connect to the Internet because that requires the "Obtain an IP address
> automatically" to be selected.
> When I do that, I have the Internet connection but the VNC host/server computer can no longer find my VNC viewer in the
> listening mode, nor can my VNC viewer find the host/viewer whether I use the host local IP address or its actual IP address.
> Is it possible to do what I'm trying to do?
> Thanks for the help.
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