Connecting with 4.1
Scott C. Best
sbest "at" best.com
Wed Oct 26 19:11:01 2005
Heya. Just to clarify: you're running the VNC Server on a
WinXP PC, and when you try to connect to it from *another* PC -- not
the same PC -- on the same network...the Viewer screen disappears
after you enter the IP address of the VNC Server -- you never get
as far as a VNC password prompt, correct?
If so, please help with these details:
1. What is the IP address of your WinXP PC on your LAN? Is it
something like "192.168.1.abc"?
2. What is the VNC Viewer version you're using on the 2nd PC,
and what is its IP address?
3. Can you try and connect to the IP address in #1 from a 3rd
PC on the same network?
That info will help.
> I don't get any error messages. The viewer screen just disappears after
> you input the IP address - and takes you back to whatever else you were
> working on before attempting the connection. It never says "unavailable,
> can't connect, incorrect password, or anything at all.
> Yes, I've verified, to the best of my ability, there is no firewalling.
> I've turned off the internal XP firewall. Another PC in the same physical
> building, and on the same IP address scheme, cannot connect to this PC
> either. There is nothing in between them except a 10m hub. I know my
> connectivity is good, because other programs (email, IE, etc.) work. I'm
> even able to download a Java applet for another application and get the
> "server" to respond. We just can't get it to respond with VNC.