- Setup Guide
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Getting connected to a computer
You can connect VNC Viewer to any computer running VNC-compatible Server technology. This includes:
Mac computers with built-in Apple Remote Desktop (10.4) or Remote Management enabled (10.5 or later).
You do not have to install any software. To enable Remote Management on Snow Leopard, simply open the Sharing system preference, turn on Remote Management, click the Computer Settings button, turn on VNC viewers may control screen with password, and set a password.
- Mac, Windows, UNIX, and Linux computers running VNC Enterprise Edition 4.x from RealVNC. Note a 30 day free trial is available.
- Windows computers running VNC Personal Edition 4.x from RealVNC. Note a 30 day free trial is available.
- Windows, UNIX, and Linux computers running VNC Free Edition 4.1 from RealVNC. Note that this product is not available for Windows Vista or 7.
- Computers or AMX touch panels running third-party VNC-compatible Servers.
Note that VNC Viewer can only connect securely to VNC Server incorporated in VNC Enterprise Edition or VNC Personal Edition, and that advanced VNC Viewer functionality (such as entering non-English characters and transfering text) is only supported for these connections. For more information on these products, visit www.realvnc.com.
The following instructions explain how to set up your computer and connect using VNC Viewer. Some of these instructions are specific to VNC Server incorporated in the latest versions of VNC Enterprise Edition and VNC Personal Edition; these sections are clearly marked. Other instructions apply irrespective of which VNC-compatible Server technology you use.
- Obtain or enable VNC-compatible Server technology for your computer. For information on buying VNC Enterprise Edition or VNC Personal Edition, visit www.realvnc.com.
- Install and start VNC Server.
- Identify VNC Server.
- If necessary, configure VNC Server.
- If connecting over the Internet (for example, via 3G), set up the network.
- Connect from VNC Viewer.
- If necessary, troubleshoot connections.
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