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Remote Access (How Do I set it up?)

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D_Gollings

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#1
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
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#2
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!
 
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D_Gollings

Guest
#3
Hi SpeedYB

Thanks for the reply...

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

Regards

Dave
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#4
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
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.
 
D

D_Gollings

Guest
#6
Thanks chaps,

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

Don't fancy leaving my PC open...

Regards

Dave
 
#7
Originally posted by D_Gollings
Thanks chaps,

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

Don't fancy leaving my PC open...

Regards

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

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