VNC to WinXP (was: <no subject>)
blake "at" mcswain.com
Mon Mar 22 21:00:01 2004
Both client and server are 3.3.7. Win2k works great - no problems. XP I
get authenicated, and a black screen.
> 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
> 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
> a black screen that disconnects after a short time.
> I have searched the archives and read some stuff about the MTU setting.
> have changed it on the Win ME machine to 1400. I even turned off fast
> switching on the XP machine. I have tried both the VNC Client and the
> client. The java client appears to load but I never get the initial
> I have tried different viewer versions (ORL 184.108.40.206 REAL 220.127.116.11) and the
> latest tight VNC, all with similar results.
> So, I guess my questions are; Why does 2000 work and XP not? What am I
> missing? How do I go about diagnosing this? Any help will be greatly
From: Scott C. Best [mailto:sbest "at" best.com]
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 2:45 PM
To: Blake McSwain
Subject: RE: VNC to WinXP (was: <no subject>)
Huh, that is more interesting. :) What version of VNC on
the WinXP box?
On Mon, 22 Mar 2004, Blake McSwain wrote:
> If the XP Laptop is on the LAN there are no problems. VNC works fine if
> take the VPN out of the equation.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com]On
> Behalf Of Scott C. Best
> Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 1:32 PM
> To: vnc-list-request "at" realvnc.com
> Cc: blake "at" mcswain.com
> Subject: Re: VNC to WinXP (was: <no subject>)
> 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...