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Remote Desktop and FTP


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Bobbydoo8

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Remote Desktop -I've been wondering for a long time how to connect from a computer at school to my home computer through Remote Desktop. --Only way I've ever gotten Remote Desktop to work was through MSN Messenger and over Lan Connection.

FTP -Not sure what the real benefit of this would be....I suppose if I wanted to share files from my home computer to whomever else with internet thru ip address and port numbers.

Just wondering how to setup either one of these because the main plan is to be able to access my computer at home through one of the schools computers. And then with the FTP to be able to share files over the internet with my friends. If anyone has any knowledge they wanna throw at me, then thank you very much! :whistling:

I get this with the router, but what does this info tell me?
Name Private IP Protocol
Virtual Server FTP 0.0.0.0 TCP 21/21

I can currently access my ftp://192.168.0.100 site from my house, but I know whenever I get to school I will not be able to access this ftp location because there are plenty of ips with 192.168.0.100.....
So the question is how do I make this number unique, router port changing seemed the most obvious to me, but what would i need to do?

Edited by Bobbydoo8, 11 January 2007 - 02:36 AM.

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Perhaps something like UltaVNC will suit your needs.
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well...to ALWAYS have either RDP or FTP accessible from outside..you would need to have a static IP address on your internet connection and then you would want to set up the port forwarding on your router

I get this with the router, but what does this info tell me?
Name Private IP Protocol
Virtual Server FTP 0.0.0.0 TCP 21/21


that's a basic setup for port forwarding for FTP basically that line says that the name of the connection is virtual server...the 0.0.0.0 is where you would put the IP of the PC on your LAN that is hosting the FTP server (should be a static ip address) and the last part says that it's using TCP protocol on port 21...which is what FTP uses

basically once you get the port forwarding setup correctly ...if you've got a static ip on your modem you would type in ftp://<ipaddress of your modem> to connect to FTP...you could do the same with remote desktop i think...once the port forwarding was set up for that as well
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well...to ALWAYS have either RDP or FTP accessible from outside..you would need to have a static IP address on your internet connection


Or you can use Dynamic Network ServiceTo keep track of your IP. I've used it for years, it's free.
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or you can use that
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Sorry, haven't been able to respond all day because I've been in, and still am in school.

So I haven't been able to try out UltraVNC yet.
As for a static ip address, yes I setup that up last night - 192.168.0.100, and changed my router so now it has Virtual Server FTP 192.168.0.100 TCP 21/21...

Lan Computer: 192.168.0.100
Modem says: Virtual Server FTP 192.168.0.100 TCP 21/21 (Enabled)

So if I'm understanding routers correctly the port that I've enabled to accept certain connections, in this case ftp on port 21, then I've port forwarding goin on..?.

I've used http://www.portforward.com before to setup my router so that I could host call of duty 2 server before, which reaches into the internet scope. So to be able to connect via my ftp site wouldn't I need more than the ipaddress of my router? ftp://192.168.0.100:someport# ?

But if I only needed my ip address then would I have to buy a domain?

I'm sorry for all the weird questions, its just that this whole port forwarding router business has got me all screwed up. Just seems like I would need more than ftp://192.168.0.100 because many people already have this ip address, so how could I connect to my home computer with it?

Thanks for all the advice already tho, whenever I get on my home computer I'll have to try out that UltraVNC. :whistling:
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the 192.168.0.100 ip is an INTERNAL address....what you need to be giving out is the EXTERNAL ipaddress of your modem...that you get from your ISP....give that link that silverbeard posted a read...as that's what you're wanting to use...this will let you set up a free hostname that you can point people to that will direct them to your connection
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Wow, that is great. I've got it pointing correctly to my ftp server now. Now I just need to play around with it some more and set it up exactly how I want it. I never dreamed someone would allow you to have free hostname that could point to my router.

I'd link ya to my ftp server, but I don't have the Admin properties or user accounts setup yet.

Thanks for all the explanations and help, u guys certainly know your stuff.

Edited by Bobbydoo8, 12 January 2007 - 05:14 AM.

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