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AT&T Research Lab, Cambridge, UK
Virtual Network Computing (VNC)

VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is, in essence, a remote display system which allows you to view a computing 'desktop' environment not only on the machine where it is running, but from anywhere on the Internet and from a wide variety of machine architectures.

It is free! You can download it, use it, and redistribute it under the terms of the GNU Public License. Both binaries and source code are available from the download page, along with a complete copy of this documentation.

Downloads for Windows based computers

Logging in to a computer running the Host

You can executed this directly

Host program

Older VNCViewer3.EXE

If you cannot download EXE's from your browser here is
Download then Zip file, then open and run VNCViewer.Exe

HOST program: for allowing Remote to log in to your computer
(Requires uncompressing with WinZip, and some additional setup)


To connect, just your browser, such as Internet Explorer and go to the IP address (preferably static), such as: http://123.456.789.10:5800
Then enter the password you have assigned.

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And here's your desktop through a browser!

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Click to enlarge

If you need to do file transfer, you can do that separately through FTP.
Open an FTP connection to the same address, "123.456.789.10".
Log in with the username and password to gain access to the directory.



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