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remote access

by pcguy_jim / November 5, 2007 4:59 AM PST

Oki have no idea where to start
i would like to acces another system over the net, i have the IP address of the system and the IP and user name etc of the Router

where do i start please

i have remote acces turned on in windows etc

thanks x

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The brutally short answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2007 5:18 AM PST
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Since you have the IP of the internet address of the router you must ask them to FORWARD the PORTS that remote access uses. I decline to duplicate web content about which ports are required (this is something you must burn into your brain or write in your support notes.) But do look at http://portforward.com/ if you need to cheat on the setup.

To recap: configure that router to forward the remote access ports to that machine you need to get access to. Remember this is a HUGE SECURITY RISK since most machines leave the Administrator logon with NO PASSWORD. Be sure they have a complete backup before exposing this machine to the internet.

I never use remote access but turn to secure versions of VNC.

Bob

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oooo k
by pcguy_jim / November 5, 2007 5:27 AM PST

AHhhh k i get it now thanks.

can you recommend a VNC please i googled it theres loads lol x
J ( uk)

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I'm currently using TightVNC.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2007 5:41 AM PST
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ta
by pcguy_jim / November 5, 2007 11:15 PM PST

ill check it out x

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