VNC-How do I obtain EXTERNAL IP
Posted on 2004-04-21
I've been reading and reading and this is what I got so far in order for me to connect to a remote VNC server over the internet,
1) the VNC server's network router needs to have port forwarding for 5900/5800 (depending on browser use or not) along with
appropriate Display ID's depending on the number of PC's running VNC servers on the local LAN (192.168.X.X).
All help says to type external IP address and display number (IP address:2 as an example) this will translate to 192.168.0.1 (router) and port forwarding will take place from there. Basically NAT.
1) If have dynamic cable modem with ever changing IP's at work then how do I get the new work IP (from home) to type in the VNC viewer to login?
2) If work LAN is using DHCP then how does port forwarding work? Do all the machines running the viewer need to have static IP's?
Am I missing something?
fyi...currently using Tight VNC