Unable to use VNC --
Mon Sep 8 14:41:02 2003
I'm having Covad do a new installation Friday, the 12th, in my office
and I plan to talk to the tech who actually does the job. Maybe he will
know what to do and can suggest a different device.
I've also got Black Ice (a firewall) running at home. They seem to be
more interested in making sure I pay them for the latest upgrade than
properly configuring their software. But, will keep trying.
Someone on this group suggested the software and my routers needed to be
configured to read and transmit port 5900. Is that correct?
Thanks very much for all your help.
Beerse, Corni wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dave Clark [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Despite lots of help and suggestions from this list, I've been unable to
> > use VNC to communicate from my office XP machine to my home Win ME
> > machine.
> > These programs work just fine across my small LAN at my office, but not
> This lan should be considdered a single network.
> > through the internet and the routers at both ends. Both machines
> have DSL.
> Internet is an other network (actually, a network of networks).
> > Someone at Earthlink support suggested I install a "bridge" or a "modem"
> > instead of a "router". What is that? Does anyone have any brandnames
> > they'd be willing to suggest?
> Those are general terms for devices to make networks or to connect
> networks. To list some more of these networking devices:
> amplifier, hub, T-pice: parts to make a single network. Machines
> connected with those can see all trafic to and from all machines on the
> same network. Those stuff have no configuration or such.
> bridge, switch: parts to combine single networks to a 'virtual' single
> network. broadcasted trafic goes to all machines on all connected
> networks, directed trafic, only goes to the proper direction. Those
> devices most time can do without configuration, they configure
> themselves on the fly.
> router, gateway, modem: parts to inter-connect networks. Only directed
> trafic passes if configured to pass. Need dedicated configuration to
> operate properly. Some (most consumer models) can be configured from the
> network side.
> Hence, to answer your question: the earthlink support is pointing you to
> ease of configuration. For brandnames, there are way to many to choose
> from, then, I can point you to a device for sale at my side of the
> globe, but not available on your side...
> To help you, remove all stuff you don't need to get started. Once you
> have that going, then add security and routing step by step.
> > To top it all off, next week I'm getting a new installation at my office
> > with a different router from Covad instead of QWest (which is leaving
> > the DSL business).
> > Would really like to get this working in order to replace gotomypc.com,
> > which is costing $20/month for maybe two usages a month.
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