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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 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.


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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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by pcguy_jim / November 5, 2007 11:15 PM PST

ill check it out x

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