VNC over ethernet cable?

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  1. ghking macrumors regular

    ghking

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    Hello

    I have just recieved an iMac G3 running Classic from one of my neighbors. Its kind of a worthless computer and incapable of doing anything but I wanted to use it as an extra monitor for my eMac just to look cool. VNCThing is installed on it but there is no way for it to connect to the internet. (The eMac has airport, so it can)

    So I was wondering if i could use it to view my eMacs screen from VNC over an Ethernet cable.

    Is this possible? and if it is what do i have to do to make it work?
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Of course. Protocols are not dependent on the type of network they are running over (assuming it is TCP/IP based). I am not sure how to set it up as I have never used VNC but I would imagine it is exactly the same as it would be for any other network (wireless or the internet for example).
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I'm confused, you want to use the iMac as a 2nd monitor through VNC? That doesn't make sense. At most you would be able to do video mirroring of the eMac on the iMac via VNC.

    Here's how to get the iMac on the internet.
    What you should do is use the eMacs Internet sharing to share the internet via ethernet. Sharing Prefs>Internet, share connection from Airport to computers using built-in Ethernet. This should work great! Then the iMac will get on the internet. From here you can do VNC from the iMac to see the eMac.

    Turn on Remote Desktop in Sharing Prefs on eMac. Set privelages for remote access and add password. Take note of eMacs IP address (192.168.1.xxx).
    Go to iMac and use VNC software to dial into eMacs IP and put in password. Boom, you have control of the eMac via the iMac.

    Again, you can't use the iMac as a 2nd monitor using VNC. I don't think there is anyway to do this at all (but don't quote me).
     
  4. ghking thread starter macrumors regular

    ghking

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    ok i set up internet sharing on the eMac. The iMac is still not able to acess the internet or connect to the eMac with VNCThing. Im not at all familiar with OS 9 so im not really sure what i have to do to set it up to be able to connect to the internet through the eMac.
     
  5. ghking thread starter macrumors regular

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    It took a lot of playing with IPs and subnet whatnot, but i finally got it working.
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    So is the VNC you have setup just a mirror of the eMac then? Or are you using the iMac on the internet? How are the speeds if so?
     
  7. ghking thread starter macrumors regular

    ghking

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    yea the iMac just displays the same thing as the eMac. Its kinda pointless but it makes my desk look way cooler. Im not using it for internet, because the speed is horrible and web sites get displayed incorrectly, but i am using its hard drive for extra storage. The speed is not great but whatever.
     
  8. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    glad you got it to work :)
     

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