VNC can't connect (timeout)

By DjKraid ยท 4 replies
Nov 10, 2010
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  1. Hi!

    I have these 2 computers connected together with hamachi so they believe they are in a LAN...anyhow...I have VNC Server 4.1.3 on one and VNC Viewer 4.1.3 on the other and when I try to connect it always times out, it doesn't even ask for the pw.

    I have allowed vnc trough both computers firewall and same goes for hamachi.

    First when I tried to ping (with cmd) the server it also timed out but then I enabled the File and Printer sharing setting and now the pinging works and file sharing but not vnc...why? -any ideas? -what to do next?


    P.S. I have disabled and stopped the Fast user switch on both computers
  2. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26 can't even connect (with the "LAN IP 192.168...) when the computers are connected to each other via a switch (ZyXEL ES-108A)...

    any ideas?
  3. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    Now it works!

    First I added the "winvnc4.exe" (on the server) as an exception to the firewall and then "vncviewer.exe" (on the "controlling machine") but that wasn't enough. After a while I just tested a theory and added an exception only for the port that VNC uses and that was it :)
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    well done - - just look what you've learned from this exercise :)
  5. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 551   +26

    ...yeah...last time when I used VNC I only installed VNC and hamachi and then it just worked...but not now...

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