Win 98 setup?

Matthew.van.Eerde@hbinc.com Matthew.van.Eerde "at" hbinc.com
Wed, 30 Jan 2002 20:13:25 +0000


AOL does use TCP/IP, over a dial-up modem.  TCP/IP is the only protocol used
to connect to the Internet, regardless of whether it's through a modem or a
network card.  You usually cannot choose an IP address, it is granted to you
by your Internet Service Provider (AOL in this case.)  I recall AOL in
particular also creates a software-only adapter called AOL Adapter or
something because AOL uses a VPN.

If your means of connection to a computer is through AOL, both on the client
and the host side, you will need some way of finding out what IP Address AOL
granted the host in order for the VNCViewer client to find it.  This may be
by running winipcfg on the host, or by hovering over the VNC Server icon on
the host.  Either way, you need someone at the host.

There are third-party DNS services that will allow you to download a DNS
registration client (which you would put on the VNC host.)  These will allow
the host to connect to the Internet, it will then register with the
third-party DNS server, and the DNS server will update itself.  This will
allow you to use a DNS name (leebrownvnchost1.thirdpartydnsserver.com, for
example) to connect to the VNC host no matter what IP address it has at the
moment.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lee Brown [mailto:leebrown "at" vanguardsolutions.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 11:54
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: RE: Win 98 setup?
> 
> 
> Did you run Winipcfg AFTER connecting to AOL???  If so, then 
> that would mean
> AOL does not use TCP/IP at all.
> 
> You don't need a network card.  Normally (I don't know about 
> AOL), once you
> dial up, a new adapter is created which has the IP address 
> assigned from the
> server you just dialed into.
> 
> As an example, here is the output I get before connecting via 
> a dial-up:
> 
> C:\>ipconfig
> 
> Windows 2000 IP Configuration
> 
> Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
> 
>         Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Cable Disconnected
> 
> And after:
> 
> C:\>ipconfig
> 
> Windows 2000 IP Configuration
> 
> Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
> 
>         Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Cable Disconnected
> 
> PPP adapter {303919D2-ED3D-45FA-9651-15E6248A6041}:
> 
>         Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
>         IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 66.2.65.206
>         Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
>         Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 66.2.65.206
> 
> Notice how the new PPP adapter now exists with an IP address 
> of 66.2.65.206.
> This will be (probably) different each time I dialup.
> 
> Lee
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> [mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]On Behalf Of Luke St Clair
> Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 21:01
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: RE: Win 98 setup?
> 
> I ran the winipcfg program.
> 
> I do not have an IP address setup for the computer. I do not 
> have a network
> card, so how do I go about labelling my computer with an IP address?
> 
> All I have is a modem and connect to the Internet through AOL?
> 
> Luke St Clair
> Website Designer
> Wagner Spraytech (UK) Ltd
> Tel: 01295 265353
> Fax: 01295 269861
> Mobile: 07812 571372
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> [mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]On Behalf Of David Brodbeck
> Sent: 30 January 2002 08:45
> To: 'vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com'
> Subject: RE: Win 98 setup?
> 
> 
> It's "ipconfig" under NT, "winipcfg" under Windows 95 and 98.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lee Brown [mailto:leebrown "at" vanguardsolutions.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 11:39 AM
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: RE: Win 98 setup?
> 
> 
> Ipconfig or winipcfg (I don't know which one 98 has) provide helpful
> information about the addresses your computer will respond to.
> 
> Try running it both before and after you dialup, you should see a PPP
> adapter after you dialup that isn't there before.
> 
> HTH,
> Lee
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> [mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]On Behalf Of Luke St Clair
> Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 18:03
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: Win 98 setup?
> 
> Dear People,
> 
> New to the list. Just subscribed a couple of mins ago!
> 
> Having a few problems that I hope you can assist me with.
> 
> I have Win VNC.
> 
> My plan is to use it to dialup computers @ work to carry out 
> maintenance,
> etc and if there was a problem, etc.
> 
> I know how to do it over the Internet.
> 
> However, seems a bit tricky when it comes to dialup. All the 
> computers are
> Windows 98 based machines. All with 56k modems.
> 
> The initial problem I have it, that I install Win VNC on a 
> machine and the
> IP address is 127.0.0.1 and I install it on another and the 
> IP address is
> the same. So how can they be the same? On two different 
> addresses. This is
> all new to me.
> 
> Has anyone produced an 'idiots' guide to setting up Win VNC 
> on Windows 98
> machines.
> 
> That includes: -
> 
> Dialup networking support - how to dial into the computers?
> Win VNC - How to set this up?
> 
> 
> 
> Luke St Clair
> Website Designer
> Wagner Spraytech (UK) Ltd
> Tel: 01295 265353
> Fax: 01295 269861
> Mobile: 07812 571372
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