Connecting to a PC behind a firewall
bhartung "at" wiscoind.com
Mon Oct 4 16:25:01 2004
Thanks, Angelo. I was able to get that working. Very cool and lots
cheaper than GoToMyPC.
Angelo Sarto wrote:
>Wait!!!! VNC can do what you want. And its not to hard to set up either.
>first install vnc on her computer (need server for sure)
>set up server to run as a service OR show her how to start/stop it in user mode
>create a batch file with the following contents (make a shortut to it
>somewhere easy to get to)
>rem Start Batfile
>"C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\winvnc4.exe" -connect your.domain.org
>rem End Batfile
>On your router forward port 5500 to the computer you will use to remote control.
>On your computer - Run this program off the start menu
>"Run Listening VNC Viewer"
>On Her Computer run the shortcut to the batchfile you created
>The only caveat is you should use a domain name as your ip may change.
>you can sign up for some free DNS servers at dynadns.org or no-ip.com
>then u run a service that updates their server with your ip. you only
>will get to pick the first part of the domain eg. angelo.no-ip.org
>they pick the second part.....
>Anyways Good Luck.
>P.S. - I live in WI too!
>On Sun, 03 Oct 2004 15:33:56 -0500, Bob Hartung <bhartung "at" wiscoind.com> wrote:
>>I've been using VNC successfully in an intranet network for some time.
>>I've also been able to access my home PC from my office but there I have
>>control of the firewall at both ends and I'm able to open up the
>>appropriate ports. Now I'd like to be able to hook up to my daughter's
>>PC at college and I'd like to clarify if this is possible. She is hooked
>>up to the college's broadband network so she is behind a firewall with
>>no access to port configuration. Is there a method of her initiating the
>>connection from behind the firewall and providing access to her PC using
>>VNC? My guess is that the firewall the host PC is behind must always
>>have ports opened for access.
>>In this circumstance is the only alternative GoToMyPC?
>>Bob Hartung, Dir of I.T.
>>c\o Wisco Industries, Inc.
>>P. O. Box 10
>>736 Janesville St.
>>Oregon, WI 53575
>>Phone: (608) 835-3106 x215
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P. O. Box 10
736 Janesville St.
Oregon, WI 53575
Phone: (608) 835-3106 x215
Fax: (608) 835-9644