This guide is for configuring Windows for usage with bVNC Secure/Free bVNC Secure, but is completely applicable to any VNC client. Only the VNC client configuration would be different.
Please keep in mind that VNC authentication is inherently insecure, because it only allows passwords of up to 8 characters in length. Also, traffic between the VNC client and server is not encrypted and your data is vulnerable to spying. To solve both of these problems bVNC Secure supports tunneling your VNC connection over SSH for enterprise-level security of both your authentication credentials and data. If you are concerned with security and privacy, follow my guide for Windows on tunneling VNC over SSH with bVNC.
bVNC Secure is an Android and Blackberry Playbook/OS 10 application, available on Google Play and App World respectively. Find it on your mobile device or here:
Google Play, for devices running Android 2.2 and up, or here:
App World for BB Playbook and OS 10 devices.
0) Install TightVNC
- Go to: http://www.tightvnc.com/download.php
- Get and install the "Self-installing package for Windows".
- Do a default install and set a (VNC password)** and a control
interface administrative password (up to 8 characters).
- Click on the icon with the "V" in the notification area of the taskbar.
- Disable "Serve Java Viewer to Web clients"
- After you have it working you can look through for any other
settings you want.
1) Configure bVNC Client:
- Start bVNC
- Ensure "Connection Type" is set to "Basic VNC"
- Optionally name the connection something in Nickname
- Type the IP or hostname of the computer you configured in the first step.
- Type the (VNC password)** you chose from the first step in VNC Auth.
- You will probably have to check "Local mouse pointer", because TightVNC doesn't show a mouse pointer in Windows with bVNC.
- Tap "Connect", and you should be in.