To test the connection locally on the same machine, use:
If you want to access your computer from the outside (the Internet), you will need to open ports in your firewall. This is a huge security risk. You should study security procedures and weigh the risks and benefits before doing so.
TightVNC is a very good choice for remote control, I use it quite a lot. For security I use it in conjunction with ssh.
Thanks, localhost helped.
As for the using my own IP thing, I know that, but my connection keeps getting refused.
vncviewer: ConnectToTcpAddr: connect: Connection refused
*That being my IP address
I already have all the needed ports forwarded. Also, when I connect to my laptop (where vncserver is running) over LAN with my windows desktop running vncviewer, I only get kind of like a portal. I can open any apps I need to (opera, pidgin, mousepad, etc... but not terminal
), but I cannot control my mouse or view the apps already opened on my laptop as I expected (i.e. I have an opera window open on my laptop, but I cannot see it through vncviewer on my desktop).
More in depth help would be greatly appreciated, especially on how to connect via the internet, not just LAN. Thanks.