VNC & WinXP HELP!!!
bmr "at" surewest.net
Mon Jul 29 19:29:02 2002
Have you tried running an updated virus scanner on these machines? The
symptoms you're describing fall right in line with the effects of many
viruses/worms, such as KAK. I can't see where VNC, in itself, would effect
any system or network in the manor your describing. Perhaps you received the
VNC package for a source that could have been infected? Any time I see the
internet functions drop, like www and mail, I immediately suspect a corrupt
wsock32.dll file, the target of many viruses. Worth a look.
----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas Vong
To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2002 10:19 AM
Subject: VNC & WinXP HELP!!!
Ever since I installed VNC on my three systems linked via an SMC 802.11b
wireless router, I can't get onto the internet via DSL. I can see my other
systems just fine on the network and access files as well as access the
router's configuration via it's static IP.
I can get out to the internet via modem dial-up ok, but usage of the
router's NAT functionality is gone.
I have uninstalled VNC, deleted all registry settings and even used the
System Restore tool to no avail.
I tried the VNC mailing list but it's impossible to access via modem.
Anyone got any ideas besides reformatting everything?
I know it's hard to believe, but I really think VNC is to blame. The reason
for this is because even on my regular modem ISP dial-up (Earthlink), I
can't access my mail servers or MSN messenger. I can surf though.
I originally had VNC installed on my thinkpad and HTPC connected via a hub
with no router. I couldn't get the VNC client on the Thinkpad to see the
HTPC (or vice versa). I was originally using NetZero as my day-to-day
dial-up. It worked 100% fine before VNC (www, mail, msn messenger). I then
installed VNC on the systems and all of a sudden, I get to the verified
login window of Netzero and it says it can't contact the server. If I leave
the error message up, I can surf, but can't access mail servers or msn
messenger (just like on the Earthlink ISP).
I then went to my friend's house who has two systems connected via an 802.11
router and did some computer housecleaning for her. I figured I'd try VNC on
her laptop and desktop PCs. Worked like a charm. However, immediately after
the VNC install, www surfing was a no go. I could still access the router
through a browser and access all the network shares. Just no www.
Her dial-up ISP exhibits the same problems (surfing www ok, but no e-mail or
msn messenger) as I do, so I'm pretty sure VNC did something or that XP
responded to VNC in some obscene way. Even a system restore to the previous
week didn't fix the situation.
Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: http://messenger.msn.com
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