March 11th, 2009, 10:34 PM
Im trying to control my windows XP machine with my ubuntu laptop. i installed Tightvnc on both of them (through Wine on ubuntu). even though i can connect to my desktop in LAN, i would like to know how to connect VIA the internet. So whenever im out of town i would like to connect to my home computer via internet. i understand you have to forward ports to make it work. this is where im having trouble. i have a Verizon Fios router (Actiontec MI-424-WR). and i have forwarded the ports according to Portforward.com. But when i try to control it from the viewer on my ubuntu laptop, it does not work. Do i still type the IP address or do i have to type in the port since im not connecting from LAN? i would like to solve this problem.