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Old 05-22-2006, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any have this combination working?

I have the Idokorro installed but I'm way lost on the settings. I'm also trying to access a computer on a DSL line, so it's not a static IP either.
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Any have this combination working?

I have the Idokorro installed but I'm way lost on the settings. I'm also trying to access a computer on a DSL line, so it's not a static IP either.
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I got it working. As for the dynamic IP, i had to create an account with Dyndns and download their updater software. Now whenever my IP changes I get an email letting me know.

I used UltraVNC with Desktop for Mobiles, had it set to accept socket connections, and I had to tell it Auto on the ports selection.
As for the handheld software, I input my IP, my VNC password, i used the standard port of 5900. I had to forward my ports through my router, and open said port up in my firewall. It was quite a chore.

Personally I found the response to be lacking. I'm currently testing Remote Desktop for Mobiles from ZZZ Software, and it seems to be responding better.

I also have found that the program has started to tax my processor. When I am trying to use the program, I'll get the hourglass every 3-4 seconds, which really affects the way the program responds. To be honest I'm not sure I'm going to be happy with either program. But as its my first time to use such software, it is possible that I have unrealistic expectations of how it will perform.

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well.... if you have a router, most likely the port 5900 wont be allowed. a lot of routers wont let external connections go through that port, even when setting it up in the router firewall settings to allow it. what you need to do is use a different port for Desktop for Mobiles, 3388 for example... thats what i use. then go into the connection settings and configure the vnc server for your pc to accept incoming connections from that port number.

oh... and if you are using VNC Server for windows... youll more than likely get an error after authentication... you have to change the encryption to Prefer Off. i havnt tried to set it up with encryption because i dont find it necessary
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well.... if you have a router, most likely the port 5900 wont be allowed. a lot of routers wont let external connections go through that port, even when setting it up in the router firewall settings to allow it. what you need to do is use a different port for Desktop for Mobiles, 3388 for example... thats what i use. then go into the connection settings and configure the vnc server for your pc to accept incoming connections from that port number.
I can connect, but the response seems to be slow. Are you saying that changing ports will correct this?
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ahh, thanks for the Dyndns reminder. That's what I had to do before...
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I also have found that the program has started to tax my processor. When I am trying to use the program, I'll get the hourglass every 3-4 seconds, which really affects the way the program responds. To be honest I'm not sure I'm going to be happy with either program. But as its my first time to use such software, it is possible that I have unrealistic expectations of how it will perform.
You are correct about managing expectations when it comes to remote desktop access from a wireless device.

There are 3 factors which will affect performance, wireless network speed, processor speed, and device memory.

The wireless network speed obviously is the biggest one, since wireless networks are not as fast as broadband access, you can sort of compare it to the old days of dialup, the EVDO network is currently the fastest. Using it on GPRS, iDen or 1X is currently the slowest in terms of data rate. EDGE is acceptable, but obviously not as fast as EVDO.

The processor speed also affects performance, the device must be fast enough to process the data, decode and decrypt it to display it on the device. The BlackBerry 8700 has the fastest procesor thus is the best currently at doing this.

The memory of the device is also a huge issue, the device must have enough memory to store the contents of the screen. Most BlackBerry devices only have a total of 32 MB of memory to store applications and usually only a few MB's left for applications to use when running. Often computer displays can be 1024x728, as you can see this takes up a lot of the available memory to display on the device.

At Idokorro we have a dedicated team of developers who are constantly working on optimizing performance and improving our products. We are dedicated to make Idokorro Mobile Desktop the fastest and easiest to use remote desktop product on the market. We are also dedicated and very often praised for offering amazing support to all our customers.
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At Idokorro we have a dedicated team of developers who are constantly working on optimizing performance and improving our products. We are dedicated to make Idokorro Mobile Desktop the fastest and easiest to use remote desktop product on the market. We are also dedicated and very often praised for offering amazing support to all our customers.
I'd have to second that. I've been in contact with a tech from Idokorro who has been most helpful (and i'm still in the trial evaluation phase!).

As for the hourglass, he informed me that I could deselect VNC Screen Buffer in options to resolve the hourglass problem. It worked. I'm still tweeking the settings. I also found that RealVNC seems to be more responsive than UltraVNC.
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