VNC works on some computers in network but not others.
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junkmdlb "at" hotmail.com
Fri Mar 12 00:01:01 2004
I've found my way to this list via the VNC web page. I have a particular
scenario I've been working on for a while now and have not been able to
resolve. I've read through several postings to see if any of what was
suggested to others might solve my issues. I tried the 5900 port setting on
my gateway firewall but it did nothing.
There are other issues unrelated to the VNC like getting the W95 to
recognize the printer attached to the gateway (network printer), getting any
of the machines to "see" the shared folders on the other machines, but I am
ferreting out problems a little at a time. Getting the VNC working should
not have anything to do, or so I think, with the other unresolved issues.
But just to let those know it (other issues) does exist.
I access the internet via cable modem and am also running VPN for my job
from the Dell and W2K machines.
These are the machines and their particular settings to get the full
Motorola Gateway SGB1000 (cable
Motorola Gateway print server has HP 855C attached for network printing.
XP DELL desktop (home PC network ethernet wired 1st plug into SGB1000.
personal PC that I can do anything to regarding setup.) Also contains an
all-in-one printer directly connected via USB.
W2K IBM Laptop (work laptop that I am limited to what I can do depending on
what I do. I have a Motorola wireless card that works great with the Gateway
also configured to work at my jobs network.)
W95 COMPAQ Laptop (personal laptop ethernet wired to 2nd plug in SGB1000
that I can do anything to that I want/need.)
I installed the VNC (server and viewer) on the W2K machine since my job also
uses this, Version 3.3.7, and I've not had any problems using it on the
network at work. As a matter of fact it works great after I VPN into my job
from home I can use the VNC as was shown to me in how to access our network
I installed the VNC (server and viewer), Version 3.3.7, onto the XP and W95
I pinged the machines to see what was communicating and what was not. I also
looked up the computer name and domain/workgroup (is this the same thing?)
for all the machines. I included the IP addressing although I realize it's
only within my walls that this means anything. These are the IPs when I ping
the machine itself.
XP Computer name: ORION
XP Workgroup: WORKGROUP
W2K Computer name: dbullock
W2K Domain (as noted in the MyComputer Properties/Identification tab): ITI
W95 Computer name: COMPAQ
W95 Workgroup: WORKGROUP
The chart below is what happens when I Ping from each machine.
192.168.0.10 (W2K) 192.168.0.11 (XP)
XP okay okay
W2K okay timed out
W95 okay timed out
I've attempted to VNC to/from all the machines and this is what I get.
XP----->W2K (I can sit at the XP and VNC into the W2K.)
W95-->W2K (I can sit at the W95 and VNC intot he W2K.)
No other combinations will work. I've tried to VNC from the XP to the W95
but it doesn't work. Also trying to VNC from the W2K to the W95 or XP will
Ultimately I want to VNC into any of the machines from what ever machine I
I don't know what else to try. Any other information needed please ask. I
think I've included a good deal of the set up and what I've done.
Daria L. Bullock
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