VNC loses connection through Netgear firewall
Tue Nov 19 04:05:10 2002
I'm running WinVNC 3.3.3 R9, as a service, on a Win2k SP 2 server.
My server is behind a Netgear RP614 router.
When I connect to my server from a Win2k laptop at work, the connection
times out after about five minutes or so of idle time; the screen shows as
frozen with the little square cursor and I have to open a new session. This
happens with both VNC and TightVNC clients.
When I bring my laptop home and plug it in to the router, I can connect to
my server with no time outs, so I'm thinking this is a router issue
(although, I suppose it could be a cable internet issue also)
This has happened from two different jobs now with two different Win2k
is there anything I can do to fix this? I'd like to keep my connection open
when not in use.
PS I have the server set to Poll Console Windows Only and Poll Foreground
Window, a combination that was preventing some weirdness using Putty to
connect to HP (which I no longer need to do)