New to VNC & networking...please help
cwebster "at" ec.rr.com
Sat Apr 29 15:43:02 2006
After you've dialed up on your PC, open a DOS window (command prompt).
Type "ipconfig" and press Enter. You should see something like this:
Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.27
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
Note: Of course your IP settings will be different.
>From your wireless computer, open VNC Viewer and type the "IP Address"
of your wired computer into the "Server:" box.
If you setup a password when you installed VNC you will be prompted for
it. Then you should see whatever is up on the screen on your wired
If you can't connect, you probably have the Windows personal firewall
running on your wired machine. You can either turn it off (not
recommended) or you can enable VNC server. I don't use Windows too often
so I don't remember exactly how to do this, but you should be able to do
it in the firewall configuration. If it asks for a port to enable, use
5900. This is the VNC server default port.
On Sat, 2006-04-29 at 01:17, Chris Morris wrote:
> 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?
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