Connect through a linksys router
shobuz99 "at" yahoo.com
Wed Nov 30 17:27:09 2005
Thank you! This is a perfect site for the information
Now all I have to do is find out what the password is
for the router config. Apparently it was set by the
person setting up the router in the office. I will
need to talk to them about the access to the config
--- John Aldrich <JAldrich "at" covista.com> wrote:
> You might want to check http://www.portforward.com
> for step-by-step
> instructions for your router as well.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com
> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com]On
> Behalf Of Shobuz99
> Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 4:33 PM
> To: Mike Miller
> Cc: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com; satchitananda "at" arcor.de
> Subject: Re: Connect through a linksys router
> Thank you for the help.
> I will try it when I get back to the office on
> Also thanks to Norbert for the help as well.
> I'll post here and let you know when it works for
> Thanks again..
> --- 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
> > not quite sure I
> > > understand the process.
> > >
> > > For example, I run VNC (3.3.7) server on my
> > 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
> > that I need to
> > > 'foreward' an IP address in the linksys router
> > 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
> > out. The answer is
> > that you tell the router to forward traffic for
> > 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.
> > 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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