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TightVNC for Remote Connection

by alpamht / December 14, 2004 10:56 PM PST

Hi Rob,
As per your instruction I installed TIGHTVNC on my desktop and laptop and it works as I am on same network. But when I installed to remote computer which is in NJ and I am in TN. Both are brand new Dell XP sp2 computers and when I try to connect to NJ computer it didn't work even when I ping the IP it is not working. I uninstalled MCAFEE firewall from my desktop but MCAFEE firewall is still installed on remote computer. Do you think this prevents me to ping and connect.

Your help is gretly appreciated.

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If you can't ping, then you fix that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2004 11:04 PM PST

Your choice on the firewall, but I offer no firewall support. That's the domain of, in this case, McAfee.

My guess is you blocked the port you assigned to the TightVNC server.


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I havne't blocked anything
by alpamht / December 15, 2004 12:16 AM PST

Hi Bob,

I just downloaded the software and chagned the password. Otherthan that I haven't done anything. Sameway I did on my laptop (no firewall on laptop) and it works.

So what could be the problem.

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The problem is it didn't ping.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2004 12:31 AM PST

You noted a firewall somewhere, so seek help with that and get the ping to work.


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