Remote Desktop

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Aug 6 23:01:17 UTC 2010

On 08/06/2010 02:56 PM, Kipton Moravec wrote:
> Thanks. That is what I thought it was doing. I have the computer setting
> a dynmic dns address and I can get in using ssh. (So yes I know the
> address.) But to reconfigure the ATT 2WIRE router I need to be on the
> LAN side to log in and it is a web browser interface. Unfortunately the
> location of the remote computer is not easy to access, so it is hard to
> get in and out for testing. 

Ah yes... I have the same problem with one of those. I gave my brother
one of my test machines & now I can't remote to his 2wire (I could
previously). Tried to talk him through reconfiguring for port 5900 using
the downloaded manual on my side, but that's pretty difficult without X
access. I suspect that the problem (in my case) is that there is a MAC
filter in the router that is blocking the VNC as the only thing changed
was the PC/Nic/MAC. I'd say I'm too busy to drive up & do it local...
but just to lazy to do it.

These might help:
Don't worry that the links are for a commercial (RealVNC) product; the
explainations are clear & applicable to most all basic VNC setups. Plus,
the connection test page is worth using:

Dang... just checking that last & I realized that I upgraded the
firmware on *my* router & forgot to configure VNC on *my* side to port
forward 5900 to this system. :-[
I'll have to wait until he gets back next week to test on his 2wire.

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