Connect through a linksys router

John Aldrich JAldrich "at"
Wed Nov 30 15:45:32 2005

You might want to check for step-by-step
instructions for your router as well.

-----Original Message-----
From: vnc-list-admin "at" [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at"]On
Behalf Of Shobuz99
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 4:33 PM
To: Mike Miller
Cc: vnc-list "at"; satchitananda "at"
Subject: Re: Connect through a linksys router

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..

--- Mike Miller <mbmiller "at"> 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
> (fictional) 
> > when I pass the mouse over the VNC icon. I use
> on the 
> > server and it tells me the IP is
> (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 
> > or the
> 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  The IP is
> really the IP of the 
> router.  So, once configured correctly, when the
> router sees 
>, it will send that to
>, 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

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