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Remote Access Connection

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#1 JUICYboy


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Posted 18 April 2011 - 08:00 PM

Hello guys... :thumbup2:

I been attempting to connect to several computers both on my network and outside on internet.

Mainly I been trying to connect xp to xp operating systems. I make sure that both computers have the option for me to use them remotely (control and to be controlled), however when I type the i.p address I get error message...

I have read many tutorials and have gone to Microsoft page however I can't seem to figure it out.

When I type the ip address do I type the user name as well? :blink:


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#2 pip22


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Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:48 AM

No, just the IP address.

Tutorial on networking two or more computers for file sharing is here: http://www.intel.com/learn/practical-advice/wireless/share-files-between-computers

Edited by pip22, 19 April 2011 - 04:49 AM.

#3 Sector17


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Posted 19 April 2011 - 07:04 AM

If you are talking about Remote Desktop Connection,

1) On the host, Right-click My Comptuer--> Properties-->Remote Tab-->Check the box "Allow users to connect remotely to the computer"
2) On the host, Start->Run->type "firewall.cpl" with no quotes, hit <enter>-->Make sure "Remote Desktop" is checked under the Exceptions tab
3) On the host, Start->Run->paste the following line in and hit <enter>: cmd /c ipconfig&pause
4) Make a note of your IP address!
5) On the client, Start->Run->type "mstsc" with no quotes, hit <enter>
6) Enter the IP address from #4 next to "Computer" and connect. Then enter user and password. Note: the user MUST have a password ... if no password it will fail.
7) If you are put this on the Internet, you'll have to forward the port from the router. (See http://www.portforward.com) I'd consider changing the remote desktop connection listening port as well, and if you do that, don't forget to add a port exception in the firewall.



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