Real VNA/Remote desktop and router

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jackdw

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I recently got a firmware upgrade for my internet router which means I can add a dynamic DNS which I did and it works, suprisingly.

Are there any ports I need to setup for Real VNC and remote desktop connection if I want to connect from someone else's house?

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-Jack
 

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You need to forward port 5900 for TCP and port 5800 to use the JAVA client.

FWIW, I suggest you closely monitor the dynamic DNS capability, because I tried to use it, and there's a catch. It doesn't renew periodically to keep your account active, so I want back to the computer service. This is with www.dyndns.org if that's what you're using.
 
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If you'd like file transfer capability, I'd recommend UltraVNC over RealVNC. It uses the same ports that John mentioned by default, but it's not a bad idea to use a non-standard port.
 

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I have realVNC and have only used it over a LAN so far however I know it's possible to do it over the internet.

Remote desktop connection I use for LAN as well because if I change location, people can't see what I'm doing.

Thanks for the ports, I'll add them now and mark as solved.
And John, I use no-ip.com. I have a pretty stable DSL connection so I guess it will renew the IP every time it restarts which is really the only time that it disconnects.
 
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I use VNC (UltraVNC) from the office to home over the internet. However firewall rules block VNC 5900; so I tunnel VNC through a SSH (port 22) connection (which is allowed) and it works well enough if a little slow.
 
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