[pcductape] Re: WinVNC

  • From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 20:56:45 -0600

That would probably work, but the main reason I installed this on my
client's machine is because she is in the beginning stages of alzheimers and
she often forgets things (and promises to only get worse). I am trying to
fix it so that I no longer have to explain the same thing repeatedly since I
can do it myself now via the virtual desktop.  I was wanting a way I could
see her IP from my machine at any given time.  She has ICQ and MSN Messenger
running all the time so I was hoping I could use netstat to tell me what IP
her message came from. Any suggestions?

Sandi, when you have VNC running you can mouse over the VNC icon in the
system tray and it will tell you your current IP addresses both online and

>Hello Pam,
>Saturday, March 8, 2003, 4:39:58 PM, you wrote:
>P> As for over networks, I've used it from a client machine to access the
>P> server onthe same network, but I don't know how one would access someone
>P> else's client machine.  Anyone else know?
>It would be the same over a network as over the internet. If accessing
>a computer on a network via internet, you may not be able to do it,
>although you can try setting up the incoming router (the one client,
>probably) to route WinVNC's port to the client computer.  If the
>computer has a static IP assigned by the ISP, then there shouldn't be
>a problem, aside from firewall issues.
>To get their IP address, have them click Start -> Run, and then type
>COMMAND, then click OK. Then, when the command window appears, type
>IPCONFIG. Then have them read off the IP ADDRESS line. If they get an
>error with IPCONFIG, have them try WINIPCFG.
>Best regards,
> Scott                            mailto:Wizard@xxxxxxxx

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