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Control a computer in the same home or office network

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You will need:

1

Target computer to control:

2

Device to control from:

3

Both devices connected to the same local network (LAN or VPN):

Now do this:

A

Download VNC to the target computer, and apply a license key to VNC Server.

B

Use VNC Server to look up the target computer's private (internal) IP address.

C

Download VNC Viewer to the device to control from.

D

Enter the private IP address in VNC Viewer to establish a connection.

Control a computer when you are out and about

You will need, in addition to 1 and 2 above:

1

Both devices connected to the internet:

2

Make and model of your router:

Now do this:

A

Configure the target computer's firewall to enable VNC Server.

B

Configure the target computer's router to forward port 5900.

C

Look up the target computer's public (external) IP address.

D

Enter the public IP address in VNC Viewer to establish a connection.