How to use a hostname in VNC?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mikezang, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. mikezang macrumors 6502a

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    I use VNC to connect my Mac mini from ThinkPad.

    Until 10 minetes, I used 192.168.1.3 to connect my Mac mini, but now I found I couldn't connect it!

    I checked my Mac mini's ip address, it is 169.254.122.214! As you know it is not easy to confirm ip address, I want to know if I can use a hostname even if the address is changed?
     
  2. indg macrumors 6502

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    i'm guessing you're connecting to a wireless router? 192.16.x.x is usually the internal ip the router assigns to your mac. the 169.254.x.x is just the default ethernet ip when no other network connection is connected. so something has changed in your router or mac network setup.
     
  3. mikezang thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My network and route have changed nothing, because there a couple of PC and iPad connected to it, all of them do the same work as yesterday, only Mac mini got unconnected when I boot it today, yesterday Mac mini was good!
     
  4. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    169.x says that your Mac Mini is not getting an IP address from your router. That's your problem. Connecting via hostname won't help at all, because your Mac Mini isn't on the network!

    that being said, once it is up on the network, you can connect to it using the name you've given it in the Sharing system preference pane.
    For instance, if you named it "mini", you can connect to it using vnc://mini.local
     
  5. mikezang thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks , I will try after mini connect to network.

    Now I have to solve the 169 problem, do you have any idea?
     
  6. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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