Newbie Needs Help
JAldrich "at" covista.com
Thu Apr 13 13:25:02 2006
I would double-check that your Norton Internet Security has an exception
BOTH for port 5900 *and* for the winvnc4.exe. I seem to recall that other
people have had similar problems and it turned out that you had to allow an
exception *specifically* for the exe *and* the port. At the very least it's
highly unlikely that making an exception for both is likely to cause any
problems. Also, as has been previously stated, you should telnet on port
5900 from another machine on your lan to make sure that the server is
actually running and listening on port 5900. Then, you should use the
website that James Weatherall suggested (or http://www.gotomyvnc.com will
also do that, but it also has the added benefit that it tells you what your
current IP address is, and you can check that against your DYNDNS name to
make sure they match.)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com]On
> Behalf Of Daryl Riggins
> Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 6:24 PM
> To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> Subject: Newbie Needs Help
> I should have a straight forward installation. Here is what I
> have done:
> --I have installed the full, free VNC on both server and
> viewer computers.
> Running Win XP Home on both. They have all the latest patches
> and updates.
> Firewall on both is Norton Internet Security 2006 which
> autoconfigured after
> I ran VNC the first time.
> --lacking a static IP, I have setup DynDNS to point to my
> router (LinkSys
> model that supports DynDNS)
> --I setup port forwarding on port 5900 to my destination
> computer, SNAUSAGE
> --I am able to ping my router just fine. I do not know how to
> determine if
> port forwarding is working correctly. This would be good to learn, if
> someone would help here.
> --I have attempted to establish a VNC connection between
> viewer/server, but
> am getting connection errors. It SEEMS like my server
> computer, snausage,
> cannot be seen. But, this is just a guess.
> Can someone help me troubleshoot?
> daryl riggins
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