Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Remote Networking, how to set up

by hinesjrh / July 1, 2004 1:03 PM PDT

I understand that it is possible to set up my Windows XP PC, so that I can access and control it remotely. How is this set up? Do I need to set up a user name and password from the PC, so that there is some level of security when I later attempt to connect from a remote location?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Remote Networking, how to set up
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Remote Networking, how to set up
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: Remote Networking, how to set up
by Sovereign Forum moderator / July 1, 2004 2:43 PM PDT

I think what you are looking for is Remote Desktop. First you have to make sure it is enabled. The default is disabled so go to MY COMPUTER, right click and PROPERTIES. Click on the REMOTE tab and enable REMOTE DESKTOP. Now you have to find out what your IP is. If you have a firewall just check it (usually at 192.168.1.1) and then go to another computer, which is not in your house and using the same internet connection. For example go to the computer at work, open remote desktop (which is installed automatically on windows xp). If it is an older windows version, download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdclientdl.mspx. Open the program anyways and put in your IP. It should connect and you login like you usually would. Your computer at home has to be on and online. For security purposes create a restricted account if doing that, just in case somebody ever see your username and password. Make sure the IP stays the same it changes. Good luck!

Collapse -
RD is a function of XP Pro,....
by Michael Geist / July 1, 2004 7:17 PM PDT

XP Home will not have this, however PC Anywhere can give you this feature.

Collapse -
Re: Remote Networking, how to set up = I don't.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 1, 2004 10:46 PM PDT
Collapse -
Re: Remote Networking, how to set up
by ereedks / July 1, 2004 10:52 PM PDT

My question is WHY? From a security standpoint, this is not a good idea! Think for a second, when you can access your computer from a remote location, what is needed? That same information is all ANYONE would need to access your computer from ANYWHERE. EVERYBODY could do it with the right information, and hackers have programs to get the right information. As a network administrator (A+, N+, Windows 2000 Pro/Server)I may set up a VPN (Virtual Private Network) or allow Remote Access, but this is done ONLY with an encrypted connection. What you are talking about is not encrypted, and could be done by anyone, anywhere. Not smart or safe.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?