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Remote connection thru D-Link router

By cstaunton ·
I am trying to make a remote connection (such as net meeting) from one XP pro to another XP pro machine. The machine I am trying to connect to has a D-link wireless router and is connected thru a DSL connection. Is there a good step by step reference for doing this. Hopefully it will include a way of doing this connection in a secure way.

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by dustyD In reply to Remote connection thru D- ...

Well, you may not like the solution.

See the page here:

and also check out the message threads at the bottom of the page for your specific D-Link.

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by cstaunton In reply to

OK, what about PCanywhere ver 10 as the remote/host app?

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by dustyD In reply to Remote connection thru D- ...

While it should not be a problem, there have been many who would not choose PCAnywhere as a remote solution. But, you can open the ports required on your DLink and forward them to the PC in question, as long as it has a static IP address.

See the thread here:

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by dustyD In reply to

A VPN would seem to be the way to go if you are concerned about security, but can be problematic with a dynamic IP address as found with many DSL providers. XP allows you to create an outgoing VPN connection, and most later SOHO routers will enable PPTP and IPSec connections.

I would say the difficult part would be to keep track of the target PC's IP address. I use FollowMEIP found at You can access your public IP at any time from any internet connected computer. If the PC you are connecting to is also yours, then that shouldn't be a problem.

Once the VPN is established, you can use Remote Desktop normally. You may still need to configure the router to forward port 3389 requests to the private IP address of the target PC.

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by ManISKid In reply to Remote connection thru D- ... has a free service to access a computer over the 'net

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by philanimetv In reply to Remote connection thru D- ...

Hey what's up! this post was in the year 2005. do u have the solution? please e-mail me so i know if you still want to know the answer.

It is possible to do a remote connection to a Pc over the internet, say you are from another city but you want to access your pc from home miles away...

pls mail me asap. tnx.

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