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eunichs

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#11817 13-Feb-2007 10:40
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Hey everyone,


I have just finished setting up my new Woosh modem and Wireless router (the netgear PC Card WAN doohicky), and I have a question. I use an IP monitoring service called Follow Me IP, and while this is still working fine (my IP address at home is constantly updating on the site), I can no longer log in using VNC to my house, or even ping the IP address. This is no good, as I can no longer monitor my [legal] bittorrent downloads from work!

Does anybody know anything about this? Is there a setting in the router to make it accept inbound connections? I am sure i've seen a setting within the router to let it respond to ping attempts, but again, I am sure that it was set to 'yes'....

I will have a look when I get home but if anyone can shed some light it would be much appreciated.



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grant_k
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  #60641 13-Feb-2007 10:41
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Have you set up Port Forwarding in your router?

You will have to open Port 5900 from the internet and route it to the PC on which your VNC server is running.

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  #60653 13-Feb-2007 11:06
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Actually, I hard reset the router a while ago and I may have forgotten to reload the firewall rules... Good point. But I still cant ping my IP?

 
 
 
 


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  #60656 13-Feb-2007 11:42
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eunichs: ...But I still cant ping my IP?

Some ISPs seem to block pings to their customers' IP addresses.

Also, I am a believer in never setting your router to respond to Pings because it just alerts hackers that your IP address is active and then they will launch further attacks in the hope of gaining entry.  A few years ago, one of our routers got locked up as a result of a Ping Flood attack.

Since that time, I have always set the routers at each of our sites to not respond to pings.

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#60745 14-Feb-2007 10:46
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I have set the port forwarding on the router, but still no lock. Connection attempt refuses every time. Can you think of any reason that the ISP might not allow this type of communication? Or is it most likely just a configuration issue that I am going to have to sort out...

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  #60758 14-Feb-2007 11:49
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I've never struck an ISP who blocked VNC access so that leads me to believe you have some other configuration issue.

Woosh and/or Netgear should be able to help you with this as they supplied the router Undecided

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  #61000 16-Feb-2007 10:31
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If it's 'refusing' your connection its a setting in VNC or your firewall on the PC. If it cannot find server then its a routing problem.




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  #61002 16-Feb-2007 10:39
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I've got it working now - the router was fine. Switched from using osxVNC (now 'vine server') on the mac to using Apple remote desktop and enabling vnc connections. It's really slow compared to osxVNC, but it works. I will try and reconfigure osxVNC if I ever get the time. At least I know that the point where the error was happening is the point which I have most control over.

Thanks for your help guys.

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