Connect through a linksys router
shobuz99 "at" yahoo.com
Sat Nov 26 21:34:00 2005
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.
--- 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 22.214.171.124
> (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 126.96.36.199?
> 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 188.8.131.52 is
> really the IP of the
> router. So, once configured correctly, when the
> router sees
> 184.108.40.206:5900, 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.
> Michael B. Miller, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
> and Institute of Human Genetics
> University of Minnesota
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