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Anonymous
June 17, 2004 12:06:06 PM

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At home I've got several Windows XP Home PCs connected using a Linksys
802.11g wireless network. I would like to be able to access one or more of
these PCs (using Remote Desktop Connection) when I'm at work. My ISP is a
cable service (Comcast). The client PCs on my home network do not have
Static IPs. Can someone give me some guidance on how to make this work?

Bob
Anonymous
June 17, 2004 2:19:18 PM

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Since the home PCs are running XP Home then Remote Desktop won't work since XP Home can not be a RD
host. Look at using UltraVNC with its encryption plug-in. Get the server, client and encryption
plug-in from...

http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
http://home.comcast.net/%7Emsrc4plugin/

To access multiple instances of VNC through a router call using the public IP of the router. You
also need to forward one separate port for each PC as detailed in the RealVNC FAQ...

http://www.realvnc.com/faq.html#firewall

Port forward TCP 5900 to PC1, 5901 to PC2, 5903 to PC3, etc...etc...

The calling examples are...

PC1 12.34.56.78:0
PC2 12.34.56.78:1
PC3 12.34.56.78:2

etc...etc...

You really need to setup static IPs on your LAN for the PCs. If a PC reboots and gets a different IP
assigned then the port forwarding scheme is negated...

http://www.portforward.com/networking/staticip.htm

--
Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual benefit of all of us...
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"Robert A. Boudra" <rboudra@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:%23ozx$QHVEHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> At home I've got several Windows XP Home PCs connected using a Linksys
> 802.11g wireless network. I would like to be able to access one or more of
> these PCs (using Remote Desktop Connection) when I'm at work. My ISP is a
> cable service (Comcast). The client PCs on my home network do not have
> Static IPs. Can someone give me some guidance on how to make this work?
>
> Bob
>
>


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Anonymous
June 17, 2004 6:37:08 PM

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Actually, I do have XP Pro on two of my machines at home and would prefer to
use Remote Desktop for this purpose. Are the procedures the same for Remote
Desktop as far as port forwarding, etc as they are for ultraVNC as described
below?

Bob

"Sooner Al" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
news:ugkk25HVEHA.2928@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Since the home PCs are running XP Home then Remote Desktop won't work
since XP Home can not be a RD
> host. Look at using UltraVNC with its encryption plug-in. Get the server,
client and encryption
> plug-in from...
>
> http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
> http://home.comcast.net/%7Emsrc4plugin/
>
> To access multiple instances of VNC through a router call using the public
IP of the router. You
> also need to forward one separate port for each PC as detailed in the
RealVNC FAQ...
>
> http://www.realvnc.com/faq.html#firewall
>
> Port forward TCP 5900 to PC1, 5901 to PC2, 5903 to PC3, etc...etc...
>
> The calling examples are...
>
> PC1 12.34.56.78:0
> PC2 12.34.56.78:1
> PC3 12.34.56.78:2
>
> etc...etc...
>
> You really need to setup static IPs on your LAN for the PCs. If a PC
reboots and gets a different IP
> assigned then the port forwarding scheme is negated...
>
> http://www.portforward.com/networking/staticip.htm
>
> --
> Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
>
> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
benefit of all of us...
> The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights...
>
> "Robert A. Boudra" <rboudra@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:%23ozx$QHVEHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > At home I've got several Windows XP Home PCs connected using a Linksys
> > 802.11g wireless network. I would like to be able to access one or more
of
> > these PCs (using Remote Desktop Connection) when I'm at work. My ISP is
a
> > cable service (Comcast). The client PCs on my home network do not have
> > Static IPs. Can someone give me some guidance on how to make this work?
> >
> > Bob
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
June 17, 2004 7:52:49 PM

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Ok...although that is not what the original post sez...:-)

Look at this page for help with accessing multiple Remote Desktop sessions behind a
firewall/NAT/router...

http://members.cox.net/ajarvi/RemoteDesktop/Multiple_PC...

Again, the use of static IPs on the home LAN is highly recommended...

--
Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual benefit of all of us...
The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights...

"Robert A. Boudra" <Robert_Boudra@urscorp.com> wrote in message
news:e17MgrKVEHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Actually, I do have XP Pro on two of my machines at home and would prefer to
> use Remote Desktop for this purpose. Are the procedures the same for Remote
> Desktop as far as port forwarding, etc as they are for ultraVNC as described
> below?
>
> Bob
>
> "Sooner Al" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
> news:ugkk25HVEHA.2928@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Since the home PCs are running XP Home then Remote Desktop won't work
> since XP Home can not be a RD
>> host. Look at using UltraVNC with its encryption plug-in. Get the server,
> client and encryption
>> plug-in from...
>>
>> http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
>> http://home.comcast.net/%7Emsrc4plugin/
>>
>> To access multiple instances of VNC through a router call using the public
> IP of the router. You
>> also need to forward one separate port for each PC as detailed in the
> RealVNC FAQ...
>>
>> http://www.realvnc.com/faq.html#firewall
>>
>> Port forward TCP 5900 to PC1, 5901 to PC2, 5903 to PC3, etc...etc...
>>
>> The calling examples are...
>>
>> PC1 12.34.56.78:0
>> PC2 12.34.56.78:1
>> PC3 12.34.56.78:2
>>
>> etc...etc...
>>
>> You really need to setup static IPs on your LAN for the PCs. If a PC
> reboots and gets a different IP
>> assigned then the port forwarding scheme is negated...
>>
>> http://www.portforward.com/networking/staticip.htm
>>
>> --
>> Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
>>
>> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
> benefit of all of us...
>> The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights...
>>
>> "Robert A. Boudra" <rboudra@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:%23ozx$QHVEHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> > At home I've got several Windows XP Home PCs connected using a Linksys
>> > 802.11g wireless network. I would like to be able to access one or more
> of
>> > these PCs (using Remote Desktop Connection) when I'm at work. My ISP is
> a
>> > cable service (Comcast). The client PCs on my home network do not have
>> > Static IPs. Can someone give me some guidance on how to make this work?
>> >
>> > Bob
>> >


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Anonymous
June 18, 2004 1:19:12 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.work_remotely (More info?)

OK. I got it working through the RDC and set up static IPs for each of my
networked PCs. One final question. My ISP (Comcast) tells me that they can
not give me a static IP address for my connection. They say that the IPs on
their system "refresh" every 4 to 7 days, and that my IP address may or may
not change at that time. Does this mean that have to keep checking every
few days to see what my current IP address is so that I will be able to
connect to it remotely? If so, is there any workaround for this?

Bob

"Sooner Al" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
news:%23Vt2N0KVEHA.2928@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Ok...although that is not what the original post sez...:-)
>
> Look at this page for help with accessing multiple Remote Desktop sessions
behind a
> firewall/NAT/router...
>
> http://members.cox.net/ajarvi/RemoteDesktop/Multiple_PC...
>
> Again, the use of static IPs on the home LAN is highly recommended...
>
> --
> Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
>
> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
benefit of all of us...
> The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights...
>
> "Robert A. Boudra" <Robert_Boudra@urscorp.com> wrote in message
> news:e17MgrKVEHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Actually, I do have XP Pro on two of my machines at home and would
prefer to
> > use Remote Desktop for this purpose. Are the procedures the same for
Remote
> > Desktop as far as port forwarding, etc as they are for ultraVNC as
described
> > below?
> >
> > Bob
> >
> > "Sooner Al" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
> > news:ugkk25HVEHA.2928@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> Since the home PCs are running XP Home then Remote Desktop won't work
> > since XP Home can not be a RD
> >> host. Look at using UltraVNC with its encryption plug-in. Get the
server,
> > client and encryption
> >> plug-in from...
> >>
> >> http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
> >> http://home.comcast.net/%7Emsrc4plugin/
> >>
> >> To access multiple instances of VNC through a router call using the
public
> > IP of the router. You
> >> also need to forward one separate port for each PC as detailed in the
> > RealVNC FAQ...
> >>
> >> http://www.realvnc.com/faq.html#firewall
> >>
> >> Port forward TCP 5900 to PC1, 5901 to PC2, 5903 to PC3, etc...etc...
> >>
> >> The calling examples are...
> >>
> >> PC1 12.34.56.78:0
> >> PC2 12.34.56.78:1
> >> PC3 12.34.56.78:2
> >>
> >> etc...etc...
> >>
> >> You really need to setup static IPs on your LAN for the PCs. If a PC
> > reboots and gets a different IP
> >> assigned then the port forwarding scheme is negated...
> >>
> >> http://www.portforward.com/networking/staticip.htm
> >>
> >> --
> >> Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)
> >>
> >> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the
mutual
> > benefit of all of us...
> >> The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> > rights...
> >>
> >> "Robert A. Boudra" <rboudra@comcast.net> wrote in message
> >> news:%23ozx$QHVEHA.3512@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> > At home I've got several Windows XP Home PCs connected using a
Linksys
> >> > 802.11g wireless network. I would like to be able to access one or
more
> > of
> >> > these PCs (using Remote Desktop Connection) when I'm at work. My ISP
is
> > a
> >> > cable service (Comcast). The client PCs on my home network do not
have
> >> > Static IPs. Can someone give me some guidance on how to make this
work?
> >> >
> >> > Bob
> >> >
>
>
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