The network now consists of an iBook (Tiger), a W XP HP Desktop (5 years old), and an iMAC ((Leopard).
The HP desktop is ethernet cable connected to a wireless router. The iMac, and the iBook, have wireless. I have permissions set open on the Macs and a share folder on the HP.
All 3 systems access the Internet and each other well through the DLink.
I am trying to test controlling the W XP machine by one of the Mac's (using the iBook right now) by Chicken of the VNC.
The tutorial http://www.freemacblog.com/mac-server-series-setting-up-vnc-on-your-mac/
gives useful information, and screenshots. I can't get Airport Admin (AAU) utility to list my DLink router the way the screen shot shows their example listing. I tried picking the Other category since I don't have an Apple Base Station. AAU asks for Address and Password. The tutorial says to enter the IP Address of the machine I want to control. I presume the PW wanted is the lstartup PW for the WXP PC. I've entered the router IP and I've tried the Ethernet IP (WXP cable connected to router). I even tried the two router PW's. AAU says it can't read the configuration of the selected base station.
When I run VNC, I enter the WXP IP"S (tried both - see above) for Host. The Port entry is correct. Always says"Could not connect to server. Times out."
Please provide some guidance on what to try next.