Hello all. I’ve got a rather odd situation. …
I’m on a trip–extended overseas stay–and I brought my NUC server along, running RoonServer, and a small DAC, and my laptop, which I use as a remote. At home I run the server headless and direct-wired (ethernet); when I need to add new music, I download it to my laptop/remote and establish a connection to the server, usually SMB if I just want to transfer files, but sometimes VNC–if I want to make some configuration change or something. It works well enough, and beats keeping a keyboard and monitor lying around.
The problem is that I turned off wireless on the server and forgot to turn it back on again before leaving home. Here in my little apartment, I have wireless. There’s a wired ethernet port, too, but so far I haven’t managed to get it to do anything. The objective: Connect to the server, from my laptop, in a way that allows me to turn on wireless and configure the wireless network. So, probably VNC.
I connected a Cat-5 cable directly between the (MacBook Pro) laptop remote and the server and found that this is sufficient to communicate with RoonServer, via the laptop-remote. But I cannot establish a VNC connection, so I can’t deal with the wireless. I do not have a firewall on, and file sharing is turned on–I use it like this at home, except that my connection goes through a switch, which is connected to a router. The only difference here is that the connection is directly wired, and I’m on a different network.
The direct-wired connection will actually work for me–it’s a sort-of solution to my problem. But I’d rather turn on the wireless. Any tips on establishing a VNC (or similar) connection will be appreciated.