Indirect connection works better

Dale Eshelman dalece at yahoo.com
Thu May 14 17:25:26 BST 2009


I find this interesting. I have seen this issue and did not know how to fix it. I do now.

The other issue I have seen is the screen saver stays on and the page does not refresh after connect. I have found adjusting to a lower resolution manually rather than the "let the server decide" option fixes this as well.

Dale

--- On Thu, 5/14/09, James Weatherall <jnw at realvnc.com> wrote:

> From: James Weatherall <jnw at realvnc.com>
> Subject: RE: Indirect connection works better
> To: "'Philip Herlihy'" <Philip at Herlihy.eu.com>, vnc-list at realvnc.com
> Date: Thursday, May 14, 2009, 10:20 AM
> Hi Philip,
> 
> Some Wi-Fi routers have trouble handling large numbers of
> small network packets, such as are produced when moving the
> mouse around in the VNC session, and that in turn can upset
> the Windows TCP stack and lead to the sort of behaviour
> you're seeing.
> 
> You can enable the "Pointer event rate-limiting" feature in
> the VNC Viewer to work around this problem.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> --
> Wez @ RealVNC Ltd
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: vnc-list-bounces at realvnc.com
> [mailto:vnc-list-
> > bounces at realvnc.com]
> On Behalf Of Philip Herlihy
> > Sent: 14 May 2009 15:34
> > To: vnc-list at realvnc.com
> > Subject: Indirect connection works better
> > 
> > Recent came across a situation again which has puzzled
> me in the past.
> > I'm
> > trying to connect to a machine running VNC Free
> edition in an office.
> > I can
> > make the connection (having set up port forwarding on
> the router) but
> > it
> > hangs, with only the top third of the screen visible
> after several
> > minutes.
> > Further attempts produced the same result.
> > 
> > That office has a workstation used as a simple
> workstation.  Unlike the
> > "target" machine, which is wirelessly connected, this
> one is connected
> > to
> > the router by cable.  I can connect reliably to
> the fileserver PC.  I
> > found
> > that within my remote session I could start a new
> session from the
> > fileserver PC to the target PC, and this worked well.
> > 
> > Now that's using the same links, but in two jumps
> instead of one.
> > What's
> > going on?
> > 
> > Phil, London
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