VNC to WinXP (was: <no subject>)
Scott C. Best
sbest "at" best.com
Mon Mar 22 19:40:00 2004
Since you can connect to the WinXP machine (ie, you get
to the "authentication" part of the connection), you don't have
any network or firewall problems to worry about. That's the good
The bad news is that WinXP and VNC don't play very nicely
with each other if you're not a little careful. Here's a list of
potential problems you may see:
You can skip the first part, as it's about WinXP's firewall,
and you're past that hurdle. One of the others is tripping you up...
> I hope some of you can point me in the right direction, I am completely
> stumped. I have used VNC for years and never had a single problem.
> At my clients office they have a Windows ME machine running Real VNC server
> 3.3.7. There is an XP laptop that can connect fine while on the LAN. At
> home, I have a Windows 2000 server that can connect to the LAN through a
> PPTP tunnel and then connect to the Win ME box via VNC with no problems.
> The XP laptop on the same remote LAN, connecting the same way through the
> VPN cannot connect to the Win ME machine. VNC authenticates and then shows
> a black screen that disconnects after a short time.