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Windows Xp Home remote desktop


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j4m3s

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I have to pc's one laptop and one desktop both of which are running xp home edition.

How can i access my desktop from work using my laptop. By access i mean have like full control over to browse the net and so on. Any help that you can give me will be very much apreciated
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bobbobagan

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I program I use to do that sort of thing is called 'RealVNC' or as I call it VNC Viewer.

A link for it is below:
RealVNC

Install that on both computers. You will need to set a password for the viewer, but it is very easy (and sometimes fun :whistling: ) to use.

Hope that helps
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If you had windows XP Pro you could use the remote desktop just by setting it up. but Home edition is not for Professionals so it does not have that option.

you will have to install a software eg.( https://secure.logmein.com/home.asp or gotomypc.com )

Edited by quim88, 15 January 2007 - 12:19 PM.

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j4m3s

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I cant seem to get teh vnc to work can anyone help
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follow THIS link on how to set up the VNC Servers for your PC.

If it gets confusing at any point, remember to post back!

Hope That Helps! :whistling:
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Ok i'm very greatfull that you have tried to help me but i've still not had a great deal of success.

Heres were i'm at now.

I have vnc on both machines i've went to my windows firewalls and allowed the program i've also allowed there ports on my windows firewall.

I went on to the router but when i was reading up on portforwarding i found this.

http://portforward.c...ger2100/VNC.htm


I paid no attention to that and went in and opend the ports.

After all of that i was able to connect to my desktop using my laptop in the house. On our Lan. But when i got to work and tried to access my pc at home i got the following message

"Unable to connect to host: A socket operation was attempted to an unreachable host. (10065)"

So i am kind of stuck now. Any more help that can be provided would be muchly apreciated. Thanks
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first thing I would do is go to your work and do the following:

Start > Run > cmd

Then type this:

ping <your homes ip address>

If you don't know your homes IP Address go to THIS LINK

Also while you are at work allow your homes IP address on any firewalls you have on your work PC. And vice versa (Get your works IP and allow it on your home machine)

I hope that isnt to confusing! Just try that and see what happeneds.

Hope That Helps! and Good Luck! :whistling:

Edited by bobbobagan, 22 January 2007 - 03:40 PM.

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i tired to ping it and it just says request timed out
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have you allowed your works IP on your home PC? and also were both computers on when you tried?

Edited by bobbobagan, 23 January 2007 - 05:38 PM.

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have you allowed your works IP on your home PC? and also were both computers on when you tried?



:whistling: Of Course they were both on :blink:

Yes i allowed the ip.

Is there any easier programs like remote desktop only for windows xp home
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