NAT issue (was Re: VNC server and Viewer)
Alessio Dione - Promoweb srl
Thu Nov 27 08:41:01 2003
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marty" <Bengals911@zoomtown.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 27, 2003 7:08 AM
> should i be using the Computer's IP address or the Network routers
> IP because when i go to websites it tells me that my IP is my router IP
> when i look on my computer my IP is not that.. so which IP should i be
> the Router IP or the Computer IP?
> Thanks for the help... Marty
Probably your router is doing NAT and the IP of your PC is a private one....
you wont be able to connect to an external server by using "Add new client"
if you wanna take control of your friend's pc you should use the VNC viewer
(or java version)
and use the IP of your friend; this is ok only if your friend have a public
IP (static or dialup)
but if also your friend is behind a router like you you can't connect.
Look at FAQs talking about VNC and NAT / Firewall to get rid of this...