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    I have DHCP coming into my home, and then a wifi router that assigns IPs to the machines (unique on the LAN, but irrelevant on the internet).

    Is it possible for me to use WinVNC? Or without a dedicated IP, will it not work?

    Thx
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    Yea, it's possible. Sign up for a dynamic domain name and then setup your wifi router to forward ports 5800 and 5900 to the computer running winVNC. I use it all the time and I'm behind a linksys router.
    Steve Lineberry

    Cingular GSM
    Treo 600
    Treo 270
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    Originally posted by ShockSLL
    Yea, it's possible. Sign up for a dynamic domain name and then setup your wifi router to forward ports 5800 and 5900 to the computer running winVNC. I use it all the time and I'm behind a linksys router.
    where can i get a dynamic domain name? I assume this would allow me to do a whole slew of new things with my desktop (like pc anywhere and an email server?)
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    Yea, but why do you need pcAnywhere if you are using WinVNC? There are some you can pay for and some that are free. I use tzo.com and pay $25 a year for it. My wife and parents use a free one from dtdns.net. Basically you sign up for the service, then install some software on your computer that detects your router's IP address and assigns that IP to the domain name. So that domain name always points to the IP of your router.
    Steve Lineberry

    Cingular GSM
    Treo 600
    Treo 270
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    Originally posted by ShockSLL
    My wife and parents use a free one from dtdns.net.
    I could be wrong, but I think it is http://www.dyndns.org
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    I use Zoneedit to map my domain name to my dynamic IP address - it works great. On the router side my Linksys has ports 5300 - 5310 opened up. Each of the ports points to one of the boxes on my net, where a VNC server is sitting and waiting. VNC is not great on the Treo - because it is trying to represent so much info on such a small screen - but it works and in a crunch it's great.

    Dunc
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    Another big nod to ZoneEdit. It's a GREAT free service!

    Check out this discussion here

    Contains some good links and ideas for utilizing your dynamic IP to the fullest
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    Originally posted by flips13

    I could be wrong, but I think it is http://www.dyndns.org
    That is one as well but dtdns.net is one that I've used. My friend uses dyndns.org.
    Steve Lineberry

    Cingular GSM
    Treo 600
    Treo 270
  9. #9  
    Originally posted by ShockSLL


    That is one as well but dtdns.net is one that I've used. My friend uses dyndns.org.
    Ahhhh... make sure you type in the "www." before the dtdns.net or you go to a page that is not configured as a site.

    http://www.dtdns.net
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    thanks everyone - great info!

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