Remote access

By D.H. Cesare ·
Using WinXP Pro, how do I set my computer up to access it from a different location? I'm using a router and I'm not very "techy", so the answer has to be in DUMMIE language.

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by XT John In reply to Remote access

this can be a technical issue, even for us seasoned geeks! It depends first on what type of remote access you are attempting, since the software will try to communicate to your home pc over a particular port (such as port 5900 for UltraVnc). Your pc at home is probably 'hid' from the outside world behind your router. You will need to 'map' a path from the outside world (your cable or dsl modem's WAN side) to your inner pc (the LAN side). This varies with every router on where to set this, but hte principle will be the same... if a request to home pc using remote access hits the WAN side, forward it to this pc on the LAN side. If you are trying to communicate to your home pc from a static IP address (not a non routable IP, such as those starting with 10, 169, or 192), an IP address that stays the same, such as at your office, you can permit that particular IP in your home router to have access.

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when I want to do this

by Sue T In reply to Unfortunately,

I use log me in which you can download from for free. I have had great success with this.

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If this works.....

by D.H. Cesare In reply to when I want to do this

it'll be great. Too simple and easy.

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