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Anonymous
October 29, 2004 3:12:02 AM

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I have 2 computers on a router. On in the Den and one in my room.
Den 192.168.1.102
Bed 192.168.1.101
I want to remotely connect to my den comuters desktop from my Bedroom.
How do I set up the VPN... I have tryed but it said that it cant connect.

Please Help... Thanks
Anonymous
October 29, 2004 8:35:50 AM

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Why use a VPN for a simple file/folder sharing function?

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp/fileshar...

You could use Remote Desktop if the den PC is running XP Pro...

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getst...

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"Brad Swindell" <BradSwindell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A7B3AC91-1A8B-4459-9981-7B20B90A2D3C@microsoft.com...
>I have 2 computers on a router. On in the Den and one in my room.
> Den 192.168.1.102
> Bed 192.168.1.101
> I want to remotely connect to my den comuters desktop from my Bedroom.
> How do I set up the VPN... I have tryed but it said that it cant connect.
>
> Please Help... Thanks
Anonymous
October 29, 2004 2:44:48 PM

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"Brad Swindell" <BradSwindell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:A7B3AC91-1A8B-4459-9981-7B20B90A2D3C@microsoft.com
>
> I have 2 computers on a router. On in the Den and one in my room.
> Den 192.168.1.102
> Bed 192.168.1.101
> I want to remotely connect to my den comuters desktop from my Bedroom.
> How do I set up the VPN... I have tryed but it said that it cant
> connect.

In the Subject header you refer to "Remote Desktop", but in the message body
you refer to "VPN". These are quite different things. What exactly are you
trying to achieve?

With both PCs being on the same LAN, you do not need a VPN at all.

You will need to be running XP Pro (must be the Pro version) on the PC you
wish to connect to (the one in the Den) with Remote Desktop. The PC you
connect from (the one in the bedroom) can be any version of Windows with the
RDP client installed.

On the Den PC, open control panel System, tab Remote, check "Remote
Desktop - Allow users to connect remotely to this computer". Ensure the
username of the account that you will use for Remote Desktop logins is
listed in "Select Remote Users", or is listed as "already has access".
Ensure that this username has a password set.

On the bedroom PC you launch the Remote Desktop Connection client, enter
192.168.1.102 as the server address, and use the userid/password pair that
you set up for Remote Desktop logins.

If you still cannot connect, please tell us exactly what you typed in which
boxes of what application., and exactly the text of the error messages.

--
Robin Walker
rdhw@cam.ac.uk
Anonymous
October 29, 2004 3:11:04 PM

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Thanks so much I got it.

"Robin Walker" wrote:

> "Brad Swindell" <BradSwindell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:A7B3AC91-1A8B-4459-9981-7B20B90A2D3C@microsoft.com
> >
> > I have 2 computers on a router. On in the Den and one in my room.
> > Den 192.168.1.102
> > Bed 192.168.1.101
> > I want to remotely connect to my den comuters desktop from my Bedroom.
> > How do I set up the VPN... I have tryed but it said that it cant
> > connect.
>
> In the Subject header you refer to "Remote Desktop", but in the message body
> you refer to "VPN". These are quite different things. What exactly are you
> trying to achieve?
>
> With both PCs being on the same LAN, you do not need a VPN at all.
>
> You will need to be running XP Pro (must be the Pro version) on the PC you
> wish to connect to (the one in the Den) with Remote Desktop. The PC you
> connect from (the one in the bedroom) can be any version of Windows with the
> RDP client installed.
>
> On the Den PC, open control panel System, tab Remote, check "Remote
> Desktop - Allow users to connect remotely to this computer". Ensure the
> username of the account that you will use for Remote Desktop logins is
> listed in "Select Remote Users", or is listed as "already has access".
> Ensure that this username has a password set.
>
> On the bedroom PC you launch the Remote Desktop Connection client, enter
> 192.168.1.102 as the server address, and use the userid/password pair that
> you set up for Remote Desktop logins.
>
> If you still cannot connect, please tell us exactly what you typed in which
> boxes of what application., and exactly the text of the error messages.
>
> --
> Robin Walker
> rdhw@cam.ac.uk
>
>
>
!