experts please help: how can i remote desktop from work machine to home machine

Maximus96

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i was able to remote desktop from one work machine to another using IP address. How do I go from work machine to home machine since the home machine is a 192.168 IP. thanks for the help in advance.
 

Smilin

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That 192.x addy was likely issued by your cable/dsl router.

Goto the router config page and find out what your real external address is.

Forward port 3389 to your PC, or drop your PC into the router's DMZ (be sure you have software firewall).
 

Maximus96

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how do i find the IP of my home computer which is one of 3 thats connected to my router? I see an IP address under the internet port in my Netgear, but isn't that the IP of the DSL modem?
 

JackMDS

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Take a look at this page; toward the end, it explains how to do so.

The page is written for VNC but the principle applies to any application that can be installed with a port of your choice.

http://www.ezlan.net/vnc.htm

:sun:



 

VeXeD

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When talking about home use routers/switches/APs (Linksys, Netgear) I wouldn't recommend you put your PC in a DMZ.

Reason being... these devices don't do real DMZ all they do is make all the ports on your machine available to anything/anyone on the outside.

Port forward individual ports like Smilin said.

Please if I'm wrong someone correct me.
 

Neurodog

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You could also look into getting a DNS account with DNS alias or No-ip.com

I use "No-ip.com" as sometimes my ISP will change my IP address or if we have a power outage it might change.
 

Emulex

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1. use dyndns.org or something along that lines. the wrt54g can support this natively.
2. use port forwarding of 3389 to the pc. Set the pc to static ip. Put the pc out of the dhcp ip range. ie 192.168.1.253, forward external port 3389 to 192.168.1.253 3389.
3. enable remote login right click my computer (winXP), check yo firewall to allow 3389 in.
4. For multiple computers, you can either remap (Registry) the 3389 on each pc to another port. Which i recommend you do anyways. because folks will know to exploit 3389 if a bug ever comes out but may not exploit a common port like 59 for a RDP bug.
5. Reduce the settings on terminal services to 28.8k for best speed. It's really faster than anything i've ever used on WAN. Especially with applications like excel and such i have yet to find a program that can work with msoft apps as fast.

don't use DMZ that is ghetto. UPNP more appropriate but might be slightly difficult if you dont know how to setup the connection.
 

nweaver

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I would do a port translation, i.e. forward port 13389 (inbound) to 192.168.1.253:3389 (assuming that is the IP of the box).

Having well known ports open is just begging for trouble.
 

Smilin

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Originally posted by: nweaver
I would do a port translation, i.e. forward port 13389 (inbound) to 192.168.1.253:3389 (assuming that is the IP of the box).

Having well known ports open is just begging for trouble.

Yeah, asking for trouble. Not sure his device is capable of port translation though. You can change the port RDP uses though.