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ConnectPort Display VNC installation instructions

1. Download the latest version of UltraVNC Server from http://www.uvnc.com/downloads/ultravnc.html and be sure to select the appropriate version (X86 32-bit, or X64 64-bit), depending on the Operating System of the computer that you want the ConnectPort Display to connect to.

2. Run the downloaded .exe file to install UltraVNC Server on the host computer (the computer that you want the ConnectPort Display to "mirror").

When going through the UltraVNC Server installation, only select/check "UltraVNC Server", then select/check "Register UltraVNC Server as a system service" and "Start or restart UltraVNC service".

Look for the new UltraVNC Server icon in the System Tray at the bottom-right (a red ! icon).  Right-click on it, select Admin Properties, input a password of your choosing in the VNC Password field, then click OK.  Note:  If a "Run As" popup window appears, uncheck "Protect my computer" then click OK.

3. The ConnectPort Display should be powered on and connected to the network.  Download the Digi Device Discovery Utility to see it:  http://ftp1.digi.com/support/utilities/40002256_H.exe

Run the Discovery Utility from the host computer or any other Windows-based computer that's on the same subnet as the ConnectPort Display.

NOTE:  If discovery fails, please review this KB article:  http://www.digi.com/support/kbase/kbaseresultdetl?id=1035

Note the IP address of the ConnectPort Display, in the Discovery Utility.  By default, ConnectPort Display's DHCP clients are enabled.  If you're intending on configuring the unit with a Static IP address (recommended), you can use this utility for that via right-click / Configure.

4. Log into the ConnectPort Display's Web UI by inputting the ConnectPort Display's IP address in a Web Browser.

Once in the ConnectPort Display's Web UI, click the Remote Access link on the left, check "Connect to VNC Server" and input the host computer's IP address in that field, along with the password that you created for UltraVNC earlier.
  
NOTE:  Considering configuring the host computer with a Static IP address or a DHCP reservation, otherwise the ConnectPort Display will not be able to re-connect if the host computer's IP address ever changes.

Click the Apply button then click the Reboot button to reboot the ConnectPort Display.

The monitor attached to the ConnectPort Display should now "mirror" the host computer.  For an "output only" application - to just look at the computer's display remotely, it's only necessary to attach a monitor to the ConnectPort Display.  To remote control the host computer, connect a USB keyboard and/or USB mouse to the ConnectPort Display.  Note:  Only "wired" USB mice are supported, as there are known issues with wireless USB mice.

Last updated: Aug 08, 2017

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