internet -> adsl modem -> ethernet hub -> several computers
(how to configure??)
Scott C. Best
sbest "at" best.com
Tue Apr 12 17:03:00 2005
Heya. You can find step-by-step instructions of how to
configure the routers and firewalls involved in your setup here:
However, you might find that the easiest solution is to
simply install EchoVNC (http://www.echovnc.com) on your machines.
The idea is that you run an echoServer somewhere, and your Mom and
Dad use EchoVNC to connect to it with names like "mom-pc" and
"dad-pc". You then use EchoVNC to initiate VNC connections, and
it'll connect to them without any firewall or port-forwarding
adjustments needed at all. When you connect to them, you can use
the "mom-pc" and "dad-pc" identifiers too, so you don't need to
know their IP addresses either. EchoVNC is free, Windows-only, and
works with any "flavor" of VNC (Real, Tight, Ultra, etc). The
echoServer itself is "shareware", but it's fully functional.
Hope that helps!
> I am new to RealVNC but am totally amazed so far! Need some help setting up
> realvnc at my parents' house though...
> their internet is set up is like this:
> Internet connection is via an adsl modem which connects directly to a 1-to-4
> ethernet hub, and from the hub one ethernet cable runs to my mothers
> computer and one to my fathers laptop.
> the two computers have as their ip address 192.168.1.4 and 192.168.1.5 and
> connect to default gateway 192.168.1.1 (which is the modem). If i enter
> 192.168.1.1 in internet explorer it takes me to a setup page for the modem.
> the ip address as seen from "outside" is 126.96.36.199 for both computers.
> my mothers computer runs windows 98 and my dad's computer runs windows xp.
> i could access my own computer from their house when i was there last but
> can't make the connection the other way.
> i am new to the network side of things although i'm ok at computers in
> general. i've been reading about NAT and stuff but i think i need more of a
> ste-by-step walkthrough.
> hope somebody can help me