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Heres a brief tutorial on setting up TightVNC, the free ( and better ) version of RealVNC

Now, theres a tiny program that you can install on their computers so that you can control the computer from anywhere.
It's called tightVNC, it's free and very easy to set up and it's even secureish ! smiley-razz

There's 2 parts to installing this and they are not easy so please please do it right!

STEP 1

Go here http://www.tightvnc.com/download/2.0.2/tightvnc-2.0.2-setup.exe and install the viewer and server.

Clicky clicky clicky, and when you get to the ticky boxes, tick 'Set passwords for the service b4 fini5h1ng the installation.  Leave the rest as is.

When it asks you to chose a password, make the first one long but easy to remember.  You need this password to log on to the computer (easy to remember) but it has to be pretty secure (longggggggg).
Don't set an administrative password because it's just a pain.

clicky clicky until it's done, and you should notice a black V sitting in the taskbar.  Double click that and change 'Main server port' to something like 12345.  remember this port.

STEP 2  is more complicated, but don't worry!

Now you need to forward ports on the reuter, so that people outside the network can fiddle around provided they have the password.

The first thing to do is find the computer's local IP, just hover the mouse over the black V in the taskbar.  It's the number that comes up that looks like 192.168.something.something.   Write it down.

Now the easiest thing to do is to look at the reuter, find it's model name then check how you forward ports for it here at http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm (scroll down a little).

Generally if you just type 192.168.0.1 into the firefox address bar, you will get your reuter control page.  The username is probably admin, password is probably just blank or 1234.  You can always google to find what the defualt login info is for your reuter model  (and press the reset button on the reuter in case somebody changed it from the default).

Find port forwarding, and add the port you chose earlier (12345 was it?) to the computers local IP (and choose TCP and UDP if there is the option), and call the port whatever you want.
If it asks for a range of ports, use your head and say from 12345 to 12345.

Finally, to connect from outside the network you need the external IP address, easily found by going to http://whatismyipaddress.com/



WELL DONE

OKAY that's it really.  If you have a firewall make sure tightVNC is allowed.

 To access the computer from outside the network, you need the VNCviewer on you computer, and VNCserver must be running on the computer you want to control.  Open the viewer, type the external IP of the sever computer and gooooooo!

fiddle around with the settings if you want, the most useful setting is probably the scale desktop one.  If you want to learn more, find a youtube video, theres a few.



Right thats the end of my soulless tutorial, now have fun!  I wrote it for my big sis, thought i might as well post it for the greater good, y'know?
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Heres a brief tutorial on setting up TightVNC, the free ( and better ) version of RealVNC

Now, theres a tiny program that you can install on their computers so that you can control the computer from anywhere.
It's called tightVNC, it's free and very easy to set up and it's even secureish ! smiley-razz

Actually, VNC is very secure, if you know how to tunnel it over SSH (not that hard)...
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