Remote Access (How Do I set it up?)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by D_Gollings, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. D_Gollings

    D_Gollings Guest

    Hi,

    I have my PC (XP Pro) set to allow remote access and have added my account to the user list. I have ADSL and always leave my PC on.

    What I want to know is how do I access my PC from a remote PC that also has XP Pro on it?

    Thanks in advance...

    Regards

    Dave
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    on the machine you wish to access yours from go through the start menu
    start > programs > accessories > communications > remote desktop connection
    then simply tap in your IP (should be static with adsl) and user/pass then change any options you want and click connect
    simple!
     
  3. D_Gollings

    D_Gollings Guest

    Hi SpeedYB

    Thanks for the reply...

    Will Zone Alarm let me past or does it need to be adjusted?

    Regards

    Dave
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Port 3389 needs to be available
    BUT i've always used it without a firewall ... my friend uses Zonealarm and cannot get it to work with it even after allowing port 3389 ... Maybe you'll have better luck...
     
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Well it probably uses more than just 3389. My guess 3389 is just for initiating the connection. Then the data is probably sent on another (or several other) ports.
     
  6. D_Gollings

    D_Gollings Guest

    Thanks chaps,

    Will let you know how I do... what about MS Firewall?

    Don't fancy leaving my PC open...

    Regards

    Dave
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Rather Zone Alarm, it has more configurability. You'll need that if you want Remote Desktop to work.
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Doesnt the M$ firewal actually have an option to allow RDP ?