connect to vnc via internet

Andrew Crowe andrew_bulk "at" adaptivetechnologies.com
Fri, 08 Mar 2002 11:11:34 +0000


Hi Everybody,

> i have install vnc server on a windows machine that is connected to
internet
> via usb dsl modem
>
> i can't connect to that machine via vnc from internet. the viewer put
"can't
> connect to the server".
>
> the machine use wingate proxy server to share internet connection with
other
> computers in my home.
>
>  What am i doing wrong? How can i access to my computer from internet
using
> vnc?

Well, wingate shouldn't be interfering with VNC, but it may be opeing port
5800 / 5900 for itsself.

Try setting VNC to use screen 2 or 3 or something (port 5802 etc.)

Have you tried using the web gateway btw? type into a browser

http://my.ip.address:5800/


Also, are you running any other type of internet connection sharing? If you
have the Windows ICS on, then this blocks all incomming trafic for some
reason, so have it off if you want to use the machine as a server. (also do
you have a firewall?)

Finally, are you sure you're using the right IP address? if you have a
dynamic IP you might want to look at http://www.dyndns.org, thats what I use
with my cablebox, as NTL give me a dynamic IP.


Andrew
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