New to VNC & networking...please help
edjubenville "at" adelphia.net
Sat Apr 29 14:32:02 2006
To find your IP address on the XP machine you wish
to use as the server, do this:
Start Menu -> Run...
Type "cmd.exe" to get a command prompt.
Type "ipconfig" to see your IP address.
Use that IP address in the VNC viewer's "Server" field.
If you want to continue to use rotating IP addresses (DHCP, I assume),
you can instead specify the server by its Windows networking name.
At the same command prompt, type "net view" to see the names of your
two machines. When you use this name, omit the leading backslashes.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com
> Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 10:17 PM
> To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> Subject: New to VNC & networking...please help
> I am new to all of this and the "instructions" on how to configure and use
> RealVNC are so vague that I don't understand how even a novice
> could follow
> it. I'm trying to connect between two computers on my home network using a
> Lynksys router. I have a PC, running XP, with a wired connection to the
> router and a laptop, running XP Media Center, that is wireless. I
> want to be
> able to access the PC from the laptop. I have the network set up
> and running
> to where I can access files and printer, etc. from one to the
> other. The PC
> has a dial-up internet connection. After installing RealVNC on both
> machines, what is supposed to go in the "Server:" field of the viewer to
> connect to the other machine? How do you find it? What if I have
> a revolving
> IP address?