RealVNC questions about ports and display number

James Weatherall jnw "at"
Fri Nov 4 22:09:00 2005


VNC Server uses the standard sockets mechanism to communicate via TCP.  It
has no dealings with the underlying network technology.  If your router &
wireless are correctly configured then it will work, just like any other
application that uses sockets.  If they are not correctly configured then it
won't work, just like any other application.

To be totally clear on this:  whether or not the computer is connected to a
wireless network is irrelevant to VNC, provided that the network can support
TCP/IP connections.

If you can provide details on what actually goes wrong for you then we may
be able to suggest what the cause of the problem is in your case.


Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" 
> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at"] On Behalf Of evets dranem
> Sent: 04 November 2005 20:41
> To: vnc-list "at"
> Subject: Re: RealVNC questions about ports and display number
> Arthur Simpatico wrote:
> >I agree.  I have about a dozen ports forwarded to my laptop over the
> >wireless connection.  I would've returned my router ages ago 
> if I couldn't
> >use torrent or play games on it.
> >
> >Unfortunately, I think it's just that many of the people 
> complaining here
> >don't truly understand NAT and IP routing or more 
> specifically, internal vs.
> >public IP addressing and how port forwarding affects things.
> >
> >
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> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: James Weatherall [mailto:jnw "at"] 
> >Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 10:57 AM
> >To: 'evets dranem'; 'Arthur Simpatico'; vnc-list "at"
> >Subject: RE: RealVNC questions about ports and display number
> >
> >  
> >
> >>I too have used VNC Over wireless
> >>but it _ONLY_ works when I am initiating the connection
> >>
> >>NOT when I use the server portion _or_ the lisenting viewer.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >In that case, you should contact your router manufacturer 
> for support or a
> >replacement, since there is clearly something wrong with it 
> if it can't
> >handle port forwarding to PCs attached via its wireless interface.
> >
> >Regards,
> >
> >Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
> >_______________________________________________
> >  
> >
> Thanks for a great remote control software.
> I use it Daily for my own use and for supporting my clients;
> and supporting my family members
> I can do torrents over wireless [multi GigaBytes]
> I _know_ how to setup freaking forward rules on routers
> and most everything else with wireless.
> I cannot do realvnc wireless serving regardless of the router and even
> direct connections
> I _have tried_ most everything _and_ in _many_Many-MANY- different
> configurations
> I _KNOW_ that with my hardware that vncserver WON'T answer 
> with wireless.
> I can do viewer; wired and wireless.
> I don't give a shit ;  as  I found a freaking work around
> I was at my father's and _could_not_ get the two wireless laptops
> talking to each other when both were using wireless.
> As soon as I made _either_ one the wired server
> BOOOM it freaking worked; SO Great; No Problem
> I don't care; I know these limitations with these hardware
> and this software. piece of cake.
> Thanks for all your assistance
> evets
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