Remote desktop

David McGlone d.mcglone at
Thu Feb 7 12:10:20 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 06 February 2008 11:26:49 am Paul Lemmons wrote:
> -------- Original Message  --------
> Subject: Remote desktop
> From: David McGlone <d.mcglone at>
> To: Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users at>
> Date: 02/05/2008 07:15 PM
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have recently put Kubuntu on 3 peoples computer. All of them are
> > windows converts :-)
> >
> > Anyway, One of these people is my mother-in-law and I set up a wireless
> > network in her house for her to use her laptop and tonight I needed to
> > help her with some stuff so I had her use krfb to send me an invitation
> > so I could connect to her desktop using krdc, but the e-mail contained
> > her computer IP and not her wan IP. So I had her give me her wan IP that
> > her router was assigned from AT&T and I tried that but I couldn't get a
> > connnection.
> >
> > Is there a trick to this? is: vnc:/ at HER_WAN_IP the way to do
> > it or am I way off?
> >
> > Thanks,
> More than likely the wireless router has a firewall on it and you need
> to configure it to allow that port through. The ways to do that vary
> with the manufacturer of the router. Basically, though, you tell it that
> a given port (5900?) on the WAN is to be mapped to a given IP address
> and Port on the computer. I would take a look at the web site of the
> people that make your wireless router for more detailed instructions.

I turned off the firewall briefly to see if that would do, but didn't get a 
response from her computer. Maybe I wasn't using the correct IP. I'll try 
again later today and when I figure it out, I'll post the results.

David M.

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