Opening port in router
Mon Nov 25 02:17:01 2002
I am trying to run Tight VNC from my home network to my office computer and
vice versa. Please give me your thought on my situation, if you don't mind.
>From home to office VNC works fine. I can bring up my machine's desktop and
use it! (Success!) From office to home is "can't find server". At home I
have an XP Pro system tied into a Linksys BEFSR41 router then into a
RoadRunner Cable modem. When I opened port 80 in the router and add my
computer's IP address (192.168.1.102), everything seems fine. I added my
host (Home VNC serer) to the "no-ip DUC" service and still no problem. No-ip
DUC is set as a service on the XP machine and runs in my system tray and is
updating the router's IP address every 30 minutes. However, when I try to
access the home computer from the office, the VNC viewer reports it can't
find the server. The VNC server is always on in the home XP machine. When I
went back into the router and read the help file for the port forwarding it
said I have to disable DHCP for the port to be open. Does this sound right
to any you? If so, will I have to assign IP/gateway/etc addresses manually
in the XP machine internet setup?
Any help or suggestions from you will be greatly appreciated.
The Woodlands, Texas
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