Question regarding port numbers.
jerry "at" rexdon.com
Thu Apr 21 18:59:01 2005
I'm sure it depends on which router you have, but the way I accomplish this
with our Linksys router is on the Applications and Gaming tab, under UPnP
I leave the host PC's set up to receive connections at 5900. From the
outside, I can access host pc#1 via port 5901, host pc#2 via port 5902, etc.
The linksys router forwards the request on port 5901 to pc#1's IP on port
5900. Requests coming in on port 5902 are forwarded to port 5900 on pc#2's
You could assign different port #'s for each pc but it doesn't help you
solve anything if your router is also being used as a firewall. Doing as I
have done is easy to configure and manage, providing that the ip's of your
host pc's on your network are retained for a reasonable period of time.
I don't know the answer to your question about multiple views of the same
Hope that helps . . .
jerry "at" rexdon.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Jacobs (IDEAL Group, Inc.)" <steve.jacobs "at" ideal-group.org>
To: <vnc-list "at" realvnc.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 11:51 AM
Subject: Question regarding port numbers.
> Several questions.
> Background info:
> We have a small LAN and use a Linksys router. We are interested in
> installing VNC Personal Edition for Windows Version 4.1.1 on four of our
> 1. Given that the router assigns its own IP addresses to each PC in our
> network (192.168.1.101, 102, 103, etc.) how do we assign port numbers to
> each PC so that each of the 4 PCs in the network can be access
> concurrently... if this is possible?
> 2. Can we assign ports other than 5900 to the other PC's?
> 3. Can the VNC server recognize and establish communications through other
> port numbers? If so, what port numbers should we assign to each PC.
> One last question. Realistically, excluding the impact of slow connect
> speeds, how many people are permitted to connect to one server to see what
> an instructor is doing on the desktop of that server.
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