ok so i just setup a network in my house but when i try to connect to the other pc's from the one with the internet hooked up to it vnc won't let me connect. but when i go from the others i can only connect to that pc why does this work this way or am i doing something wrong here.
vnc why does this happen(23 posts)
When you connect to a PC in your network it's using a private IP address and they can talk to each other.
Those private IP addresses are not available on the internet connection.
You only have one public IP address on the internet.
A router will control sharing the internet connection between all the private IP addresses.
@jack: I think whs was thinking maybe you had a switch that didn't work to share things.
Also I was a little confused by your description of your network and what you want to do.
Can you list it in a tree like the following?
--- Computer A, PC to be controlled with VNC
--- Computer B, PC to connect to Computer A
--- Computer C, Just sitting there
Ok so it's like this then:
-- PC 1
---- Internet Connection
-- PC 2, connects to PC1 via above switch for Internet, to be controlled with VNC
-- PC 3, connects to PC1 via above switch for Internet
Now which one PC 1 or PC 3 are you using to connect to PC 2?
If both which isn't working?
It depends on your subnet and version of VNC.
Do you use the Internet Connection sharing built in to Windows?
Do you use RealVNC?
If the answers are yes I can tell you how to configure it.
If the answers are different I can probably tell you how but I'll have to check how to do that.
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