With a direct connection (i.e. without ssh tunnelling), you need to set $DISPLAY to the IP address or hostname on your University's LAN. A $DISPLAY of "localhost" will only work for applications you're running locally, on your own PC.
So I believe that "set DISPLAY=localhost:0" will not work.
But unfortunately, since I've never used ssh tunneling, I'm not 100% certain about this...
My understanding is that Exceed supports ssh tunneling directly. I believe this means you should *unset* DISPLAY (in DOS/Windows), and *select* SSH tunneling (in Exceed).
This link might help:
Good luck .. PSM
Sounds like a fascinating project!
This link is a bit less useful:
But it mentions that you must enable X11 forwarding:
<= This might be the key!
I just noticed that tinkster suggested the same thing: "configuring ssh for X11 forwarding". The exact syntax, of course, depends on which "ssh" program you're using (in your case, probably "putty"). Again, please check out the Oxford page:
'Hope that helps!