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i've been trying for a while now to set up a vpn. I have a windows xp pro desktop computer that i want to used as a server and a windows xp pro laptop that i want to use remotely as a client.
Can anyone tell me how to do this.

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Exactly what are you wanting to do? Connect into the desktop from the laptop from some distance?
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exactly, i'd like to be able to connect to my desktop from work for instance and access my files and move them and even modify then
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If you have a static IP at home, you might be able to use Windows XP Remote Desktop. (I think this requires a static IP address.)

If you don't have a static IP, check out these other G2G threads on networking: http://www.geekstogo...s...&hl=realvnc
http://www.geekstogo...s...&hl=realvnc

Does this help?
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can you briefly direct me on how to set up that windows xp remote desktop, i'm still a little reluctant to use those vcn software. i'd rather go with windows program.
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To make this work, you'll need a static IP for your home computer. Call your ISP.

See this Microsoft link that describes Remote Desktop.

On the Host computer (in this case, your home computer)
Right click My Computer, Properties, Remote tab
Under Remote Desktop, click "Allow Remote Users to Connect"
The user you're currently logged in with automatically is given permission - this user must be in the Administrator group.

On the Client computer (in this case, your work computer)
Start, Accessories, Communications, Remote Desktop
You'll need the IP address of your home computer

If this doesn't help, please post back.
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