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By nu4ever ·
Recently I have installed PCanywhere on a few computers. Do you need a static IP address? Is it better to have one or not?

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by ~rpb~ In reply to PC Anwhere

Depends on what you need to do. If you are just needing to access certain machines in different locations and dial-up is adequate for your purposes, then just do it that way. You'll save money.

On the other hand, if you need full-time access, essentially creating an Intranet or a virtual private network, then you will need a static IP. In such a case, you need to implement a cement wall of security.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to PC Anwhere

As the above poster said it really depends on what it is that you want to do here.

With every occasion where I've used PC Anywhere previously and this is with Medical Programs they just rely on a Dial Up connection so that the Program Writers can log in and check out the setup if required but they do at least every 6 months log on by having the end user ring them through PC Anywhere and update the software so if that is what you are looking at doing remotelly taking control of these Desktops on a semi regular basis a Dial Up will be sufficent but if you are looking at constantly being loged on and using these workstations to do work on you'll need a Static IP address and lots of Security.

If they are on a LAN and you are the System Admin you could log in through a ADLS connection remotelly after you establish a VPN and administer the machines that way as well. Reallly without knowing more and what you want/need to do I can not give you a better answer than that.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to PC Anwhere

if you don't let the hosts 'advertise' themselves so to get to a pcaw host over the internet you do need a static address on the lan so you can do a port forward in the router. since you have 'a few' you'll need to change the pcaw ports on the others so you can have multiple port forwards...all is revealed on the symantec website

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