VNC-List digest, Vol 1 #725 - 30 msgs
jon "at" sutinen.com
Wed Dec 3 15:52:00 2003
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 13:28:39 -0500
From: John Schneider <John "at" Schneider.name>
To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
Subject: VNC & AOL Broadband
On Tue, 02 Dec 2003, John Schneider <John "at" Schneider.name> wrote in re:
VNC & AOL Broadband:
>I have a friend who frequently needs my help with her PC. We
>installed VNC, but can't find the true address of the machine. She
>uses AOL broadband, and the modem is labeled "broadband blaster model
>I'm very familiar with using VNC and getting the IP address on a PC
>with a straight dial-up connection. I also have worked with machines
>using routers and know how to set up port forwarding to get to those
>machines. The problem here is getting at the broadband modem to see
>what IP address it is using.
>ANY help would be greatly appreciated!
You might try running VNCViewer in "listen" mode on your end, then on
her end, use the "Add new client" option to connect your VNCViewer.
From http://www.realvnc.com/winvnc.html we read:
Add New Client - This allows outgoing connections to be made from the
server to any "listening" viewer. The name or IP address of the target
viewer machine can be entered in the dialog. The server will connect to
the default listening viewer port, 5500. From version 3.3.5, a
different port number can be specified by adding :portnumber after the
name or IP address. Connections created this way are treated as shared.
See also the -connect option below.
So you can see that it's necessary to open port 5500 on your router (or
set up another port).