Ip Address in XP and ADSL
Scott C. Best
sbest "at" best.com
Wed Feb 1 01:31:01 2006
Heya. You're describing a very common use of VNC, and you
should be able to find a lot of existing documentation about getting
the router's port-forwarding setup, and combining it with a dynamic-DNS
client to achieve what you want to do. For example, one user's experience
is recounted here:
An overall easier approach, however, uses some modified VNC
applications to achieve a "single-click" solution. In this approach,
the person needing support (e.g., your father) would fire-up a
zero-configuration application that, once running, allowed you (and
only you) to remote-access his PC. The two most popular single-click
solutions are UltraVNC-SC and echoWinVNC:
At the risk of being self-promotional, I think echoWinVNC
is easier to work with, but they're both pretty solid solutions.
hope that helps,
> I have used VNC for a while to help my father with his PC.
> He has recently upgraded his machine to XP and at the same time to
> ADSL (he previously had SE and a dial-up connection)
> He has installed VNC (version 3.3.7). When he hovers over the icon
> the TCP/IP address displayed is 192.168.1.3, which is (by my
> understanding) reserved for LANs.
> When I try to connect to this IP address the client times out.
> He is running the XP filewall but getting him to turn this off
> doesn't make any difference. He's also loaded Bull Guard and I
> haven't tried turning that off.
> It seems to me that this isn't a 'valid' IP address and that I won't
> ever be able to connect to it.
> Any thoughts or suggestions welcome and appreciated, thanks.