Connect through a linksys router

Shobuz99 shobuz99 "at" yahoo.com
Sat Nov 26 21:34:00 2005


Mike, 
Thank you for the help.
I will try it when I get back to the office on monday.
Also thanks to Norbert for the help as well.
I'll post here and let you know when it works for me.
Thanks again..
Shobuz


--- Mike Miller <mbmiller "at" taxa.epi.umn.edu> wrote:

> On Sat, 26 Nov 2005, Shobuz99 wrote:
> 
> > Although not a total newbie to VNC (used since
> 1998); I am new to 
> > connecting to a VNC server through a router and am
> not quite sure I 
> > understand the process.
> >
> > For example, I run VNC (3.3.7) server on my office
> machine, that is 
> > connected to a router. The IP address says
> 192.168.100.1 (fictional) 
> > when I pass the mouse over the VNC icon. I use
> whatismyip.com on the 
> > server and it tells me the IP is 24.64.22.39
> (fictional) When I go home 
> > at night, and try to connect through my browser
> and using either IP 
> > address and port 5800 or 5900, it will not
> connect. It times out.
> >
> > After reading several posts I believe I understand
> that I need to 
> > 'foreward' an IP address in the linksys router ap
> that is running on my 
> > office machine..correct? If so, which IP do I
> forward? The 192.168.100.1 
> > or the 24.64.22.39?
> 
> We have similar backgrounds:  I also have used VNC
> since 1998 (Solaris, 
> mostly), and I also had some problems figuring this
> out.  The answer is 
> that you tell the router to forward traffic for port
> 5900 (and for port 
> 5800 if you want to be able to use the http java
> applet) to your local IP 
> which is 192.168.100.1.  The IP 24.64.22.39 is
> really the IP of the 
> router.  So, once configured correctly, when the
> router sees 
> 24.64.22.39:5900, it will send that to
> 192.168.100.1:5900, and you're in!
> 
> If you need to have more than one VNC computer
> running behind the router, 
> you have to use different VNC ports for the
> different machines.
> 
> Good luck.
> 
> Mike
> 
> -- 
> Michael B. Miller, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
> and Institute of Human Genetics
> University of Minnesota
> http://taxa.epi.umn.edu/~mbmiller/
> 




	
		
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