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Use VNC via a router?


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burnsryan

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ive been trying to connect to my other PC via my AOL router using VNC (Virtual Networking Computer).

ie: from laptop to AOL router to my PC

not very easy, let me tell you. it can be done as i have studied the VNC documentation.

my ports on the router, laptop and PC are all set to 5700 (cant use 5900......already using it for something else)

but i just cant connect.

any tips, tricks, advice.......?

thanks guys

ryan
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Do you use ether a fire wall on ether computer and/or port forwading on you router?
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i do use a firewall on both machines, but i tried de-activating it for the purposes of this exercise.

and yes, i use port forwarding on the router for other reasons
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are these two computer's on the same local network? or in different locations?

are they within the same ip range?

are you trying to connect via pc name? or ip?
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the machines are not networked.......they are both standalone machines.

ip ranges are 172.198.84........to 212.84.117..........

trying to connect via IP address. when i try to connect, i get an error messages saying my "connection has been rejected".

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...is there routing between the pcs? can you ping from one to the other?
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no i cannot ping
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there you go...you can't use vnc if the computers cannot talk...are these computers in the same location? or not? describe the exact situation
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dear dsenette,

can i take this opputunity to thank you very much for your help over the past few few days, and also to tell you that i have sussed it out.

yep!!!!!! i've cracked it!!!!!! not quite sure how i managed it but i can now access the pc from my laptop via my router!!!!! (possibly using wrong ports........doh!!!!!!!!)

thanks again

u could maybe help me with this problem, though.

my freind has forgotten their log on password for their XP machine. are there any techniques or cracks you know of that could resolve this situation? i thought of booting up in safe made and then changing the password via User Accounts.

thanks dsenette
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i thought of booting up in safe made and then changing the password via User Accounts.

that should work...remember....if you start in safe mode...when you get to the part where it ask you to pick the user...if you press ctrl alt del (prbably twice) you will get a classic login window...type in administrator for the user...if it's xp home..the password is blank...if it's pro...try blank...if that doesn't work...see if you can find out what the password is
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