- User Guide
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This section summarizes how to connect from a client computer running VNC Viewer to a host computer running VNC Server. For a step-by-step guide, see Chapter 2, Getting Connected.
1. Start VNC Viewer on the client computer. The VNC Viewer dialog opens.
2. In the VNC Server dropdown, enter a private or a public network address for the host computer, qualified, if applicable, by the port number on which VNC Server is listening, for example 192.168.0.133:1.
3. From the Encryption dropdown, select an encryption option, or retain the default: Let VNC Server choose.
4. Click the Connect button.
You may be asked to confirm a VNC Server signature, acknowledge the encryption status, and authenticate to VNC Server.
If the connection is successful, VNC Viewer displays the host computer’s desktop in a new window on the client computer. Carry on from The VNC Viewer user experience. If the connection fails for any reason, start with Troubleshooting connection.
Note: Once connected, you can save a connection so you can quickly reconnect without having to remember the network address and authentication credentials. For more information, see Appendix A, Saving Connections.