Testing setup

I want to do some telecommuting from a different city.

I will be using a Windows PC running XP SP2 and probably UltraVNC or TightVNC as the viewer software.

I will be using Vine Server for OSX on my Mac Pro which is running Tiger.

My wife has a PC running next to me & we are on a Linksys WRT54G router.

Can I install the software on my Mac & the PC and actually test the setup even though the two computers are on the same network? Or do I have to actually install the PC software & test it through a different Internet connection?

Does anyone have a preference for the viewer UltraVNC or TightVNC?

Thanks for the help.

Comments

  • JonathanOSXJonathanOSX ForumAdmin admin
    To properly test the setup your wife will probably need to connect with your EXTERNAL network address (and even that isn't 100% foolproof).

    Personally I think both UltraVNC and TightVNC are fine products; Ultra has been a little more active recently, but either should work well.
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