Trouble setting up Remote Desktop Access

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Hi

I'm trying to connect my laptop (running XP Pro on
broadband) to my home PC (running XP Pro on broadband). Am
new to networking, so Remote Desktop seems so hard !

How do I know my remote computer's "Computer Name" when
connecting? I'll connect via internet (too far for LAN)
so what does "host name" mean? On broadband, I don't have
a static IP address so assume that bit to be irelevant.

Thanks a lot.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

    > I'm trying to connect my laptop (running XP Pro on
    > broadband) to my home PC (running XP Pro on broadband). Am
    > new to networking, so Remote Desktop seems so hard !
    >
    > How do I know my remote computer's "Computer Name" when
    > connecting? I'll connect via internet (too far for LAN)
    > so what does "host name" mean? On broadband, I don't have
    > a static IP address so assume that bit to be irelevant.

    Use the public IP of your home PC
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