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Desktop Sharing by XP PRO

By parthiv_13 ·
I have XP pro loaded and a Cable connection as from ISP at my Office. Now I have Dialup at my HOME also with XP pro loaded.

The question is if its LAN or Cable network in between two PC I can share my desktop. But now I want to share my Office's Desktop from my HOME by my XP Remote Desktop Connection. There will be NO IP for Dial UP and If I put my Office IP from my home in Remote Desktop Connection it will not work cz Office IP is not live IP. Its internal IP of my ISP.

So How can I share my Office desktop and Home desktop vis-e-ver ?

Thank you in advance for accepted or non accepted answers.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Desktop Sharing by XP PRO

You won't be able to share your desktop from home via a dial-up connection with RDP from Microsoft. You would need PC Anywhere or a similar product to accomplish that task.

In addition, you wouldn't want your home system accepting Port 135-138 NETBIOS traffic anyway, as this is just asking to become a zombie.

So the best answer is to get a static IP address and look at a VPN solution. There are several inexpensive hardware appliances such as NetScreen on the market.

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by parthiv_13 In reply to Desktop Sharing by XP PRO

Helped me dude. Thank you specially Zombie area.

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by jm In reply to Desktop Sharing by XP PRO

There is a free service called dynamic DNS that allows you to set up a host names for your two computers. As long as the ISP's are giving out valid public IP's, you will be able to use this host name to connect to the other computer. You may need to install some software on the computers to regiser the computers with dynamic DNS. Go to www.dynamicdns.org. I have been using this for about 6 months and it works, there are a number of domain names to choose from.

As far as the IP goes, however, if they are giving you a non routable IP on either end (e.g. 10.x, 192.168.x, etc.) then you are not going to be receive traffic on the end with that IP. In that case, you have to get access to the NAT device that is providing the non routable IP (usually a firewall) and set up your internal machine as an application server, so that terminal server traffic hitting the NAT device (traffic on port 3389) knows to go to your machine.

You might want to try a service like gotomyPC which handles a lot of these issues transparently for a monthly fee.

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