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Title: VNC?
Post by: Craig Hauber on January 14, 2011, 02:58:59 am
Anyone here know how to optimize a machine for VNC?  Running an entire large club here by iPad (sound, video switch, lighting and mechanicals (curtains, screens aerialist motors etc..)

I have a really solid network with all machines wired to a common 16-port switch.  Some have really bad lag and refresh issues while others run really snappy.  How does one optimize a bunch of XP boxes for the best VNC response?  I've reduced resolutions and color depth.  Everything is wired cat-6 but the hardware is all 10/100.  I've assigned static IP's and locked out all but my iPhone/iPad on the wireless (I have a cisco WAP mounted centrally so really good signal everywhere and I've used the scanner function in it to find a wide open channel.  I don't think wireless is the issue because a hardwired machine running the VNC viewer exhibits the same problem.

Is this a motherboard/processor thing?  Does graphics card and memory effect it?

Just wondering as this is uncharted territory for me

And do we have to re-register for the new forum?  I tried but it needs moderator approval but doubt anyone is up right now

Title: Re: VNC?
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 14, 2011, 10:36:08 am
I wish I had an answer for you, Craig, but I don't use VNC except for some remote log-in things.

The latency is typically caused by the encryption/decryption overhead.  I suppose some devices/software clients allocate more resources than others to this task.

I'll be lurking, though, to see what the real deal is.

Have fun, good luck.

Tim Mc
Title: Re: VNC?
Post by: Tom Reid on January 14, 2011, 12:49:07 pm
RDP runs over 3389, and comes with XP pro.
The mac version can be found here.

I don't know if there's an Ipad version, but RDP is a little quicker then VNC.