Timeout problems attempting to access my VNC server from
behind a router
chickenchica "at" gmail.com
Sat Apr 30 16:24:00 2005
If the problem is my school computer, how come my friend was able to
access the VNC server from his computer?
Anyway, I will read more about this! Thanks very much for the quick reply.
--- "Scott C. Best" <sbest "at" best.com> wrote:
> Heya. The problem is not so much that you're
> running the
> VNC Viewer from behind a router, but that your
> target VNC Server
> (i.e., the PC at school) is behind a router.
> You can find most everything you need to know
> about accessing
> a VNC Server that's behind a router here:
> Hope that helps!
> > Hi, I'm a newbie at this stuff, so please forgive
> me if this problem
> > is obvious. I've searched through the past
> threads and didn't find
> > much pertinent information.
> > I set up TightVNC on my school computer (on the
> school network). My
> > roommate had no problems accessing my computer
> using her web browser
> > as the viewer.
> > However, I wasn't able to access the server from
> my home
> > computer--either by using http://myip:5800 or by
> using the TightVNC
> > Viewer. Also, I tried to ping and to telnet to my
> school computer's
> > IP and was unsucessful. In each of these cases,
> it said that the
> > connection had timed out. Incidentally or not, I
> tried using
> > http://www.canyouseeme.org/ to check ports 5800
> and 5900 and it also
> > gave the message "connection timed out".
> > I don't think that it was problems with the server
> machine because I
> > asked a friend of mine (who isn't on the school
> server) to try to
> > access it using his web browser, and he was
> > I hope you can shed some light on this problem and
> perhaps give me
> > some tips as to what to do.
> > Thanks,
> > CC