I am using TIGHTVNC 1.2.9 to connect remotely to a PC in my office.
Router is set to forward ports 5800&5900 to I/P
I connect using HTTP://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:5800/
It works perfectly.

I need to remotely connect to additional PC's in my office.
Can I use this methodology to remotely connect to additional PC's?
If so, what port numbers can I use.
Thank you.
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you can configure the tight vnc servers to listen on specific ports. these ports can be any number you think of up to *i think* 65535

then on the router forward whichever port number to the server machine with that number.


machine 1 configure tightvnc to listen on 5801
machine 2 configure tight vnc to listen on 5802

then on the router forward port 5801 to machine 1 and 5802 to machine 2,

then connect as you have been, via ip address colon port number
i've just had a quick read up on tightvnc and the ports look a lot more difficult to configure than on realvnc or ultravnc - you may want to switch to one of those for ease of setup. i've done it to both real and ultra and it is really simple
ramramcatprogrammerAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the help.
Are realvnc and ultravnc free?
Will realvnc and ultravnc work to connect to an existing tightvnc?
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realvnc has a free version which doesn't use encryption, but i've found it to be the most reliable connection (http://www.realvnc.com/products/free/4.1/index.html). UltraVNC is completely free and open source, and does have encryption addons (http://www.uvnc.com/)

you can connect to any VNC server (tight, ultra or real) from ANY VNC client (again tight, ultra or real) if the connections are not encrypted

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ramramcatprogrammerAuthor Commented:
TO mrroonie:
You really deliverd the good here.
First class help.
Thanks a million.
happy to help, i've used the above solution more times than i can remember to help friends and family to save me having to actually be there.

one last thing - make sure you add the vnc exceptions to the clients firewalls
ramramcatprogrammerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the firewall thought.
I didn't know about the exceptions - I just turned the firewall off.
Well if I have any questions with realvnc I hope you are around again :) :)
ramramcatprogrammerAuthor Commented:
First class tech support from the expert who responded. Fast responses too !!!
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