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Remote Access w/Home XP and Dynamic IP?


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dianab

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I've been searching all over the web for a way to access my desktop computer from my laptop when I'm on the road. Both machines have XP Home. My desktop is on SBC Yahoo DSL with a dynamic IP with a linksys G router for a firewall.

Is there anything I can do make this work? I'm so leery of who to trust, I figured I ought to come in here and ask because you guys are never wrong.

Thanks in advance.
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RealVNC is free and works well.

It uses the local ip address, so it doesn't matter if your ISP assigns you a dynamic ip address.

It can also be run as a service, so you don't need to get anyone to launch it on the remote machine.
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Thanks and RealVNC is fine if I'm on the same ISP but I'm trying to find a way to connect when I'm in one city with the laptop and the desktop is in another. The dynamic IP address I have is local - it won't work when I'm elsewhere.
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http://www.dyndns.co...ces/dns/dyndns/

Set this up to autostart on the desktop, get yourself a host name from them, then it doesn't matter what IP address your internet provider gives you, the host name will always point at it.
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