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    Integrate VNC Viewer into RR/iPhone control

    As the topic says, I want to try to integrate VNC Viewer into RR so I can use it to navigate my iPhone while going down the road. As we all know, the iPhone's Bluetooth stack is horribly butchered so no one can connect to it for file transfers or controls, but today I discovered a program in Cydia called Veency that sets the iPhone/iPod touch up as a VNC "server". Since most WiFi cards allow creation of Ad-Hoc networks, one could make one on the CarPC and connect the iPhone to it, then access the iPhone in VNC Viewer.
    Long description, but you all get the gist I hope.
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    you should be able to embed VNC viewer into RR by following the FAQs..
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    Thanks for the tip on Veency! It works great! Here is the line to add to a skin, as well as the line to add to the exectbl to embed it in Road Runner:

    Exectbl.ini Line:
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    "iPhoneVNC","LOAD;iPhone_VNC.skin;!VNCviewer;C:\Program Files\TightVNC\vncviewer.exe;!VNCviewer"
    Skin:
    Code:
    A,224,-24,322,509,
    The above line (the -24) moves the app area up 24 pixels off of the screen, so the top bar is not displayed. If you would like to see the top bar, just change the -24 to 10.

    Here is a screen cap of it embedded:

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    This is really interesting the one thing that sticks out is can you use PDANet and the Veency application at the same time ? I know that PDANet turns the iPhone into a wireless router.

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    Ya, you can. You set up and AdHoc network on your CarPC and connect the iPhone to it. Then you use the iPhone's WiFi address to connect to it through VNC Viewer
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    Before I get flooded with questions:

    You have to jailbreak your iPhone with QuickPWN (MAC and WIN)using firmware 2.0 or later for this to work on the iPhone part of things. The only requirement on the PC end is VNC Viewer and the embed into RR.
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    And there is about a 2 sec lag. This is very slow.

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    Better than nothing! Besides, its a device with 128MB of RAM.
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    Not that this isn't cool or anything, but in terms of useability or function, what kind of things could you do using this that wouldn't be easier on the phone itself? Even to answer a call you would have to switch to this screen and hit answer (if the phone doesn't exit automatically on ring). Anything I am missing or is this just eye candy. What would really be nice is to be able to have my iPhone integrated into road runner to make and receive calls :-/

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    Wow, saving this info for future use. Thanks

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