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How Do I Get Into My Network Remotely?

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#1 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 06:28 AM

Hey gang,

I am not sure how to do this, so I would appreciate some ideas and different options.

I have a few computers at home, all networked, and DSL internet (dynamic IP). My job often takes me on the road, so I was wondering, how can I access my files from the road?

Often I am staying in hotels that offer internet connection.

How do I get Excel, Word, or other documents onto my laptop from the road? Do I need a static IP addy? Do I HAVE to use a service like gotomypc.com or do I have other options?

Thanks for your help, as I am not really a network guy.

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 10:16 AM

You can set up Remote Desktop for yourself.

See this link and the ones on the left side of the page.

#3 HitSquad


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Posted 08 June 2006 - 12:46 PM

I travel about 30% of the year too. I prefer to just use online file storage.
That way I don't have to worry about wether or not my computer is on or a power outage.
Of course, anything sensitive gets encrypted first. :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 09:06 PM

lots of options, many pc's, you may want to check out VPN. linksys makes a very good router (i liked it so much i bought it!), WRV54G, it is a "roadwarrior" vpn router, and can open a tunnel from lan to lan. it uses "linksys quick vpn" as a client software, it is simple to use, and it uses IPSEC protocols which are very secure. Beats out microsofts PPTP and other methods for security. as for redirecting, the WRV54G has a built in redirector using DYNDNS www.dyndns.com , it is a free service you sign up to, and you dont have to install crappy broadcast software on your pc. you dont even have to set up static or port forwarding.

another pc to pc remote mgmt tool is VNC, and PCAnywhere. both are very popular and easy to use, the downfall is one pc at a time, instead of your whole lan. but it is a remote desktop. here yo need port forewarding on your routers settings.

PM if you want expanded answer on anything. this stuff i do all day long :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 11:12 PM

I use something similar to Snapper to access my file at home from the office.

Port Forward

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#6 Mr Alpha

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 02:42 PM

Or you could just save yourself the money and headaches and not bother with a VPN router or port forwarding and just use Hamachi instead. It'll give you a secure VPN connection with a minimum of setup.
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#7 Mr Smooth

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 03:14 PM

Mr Alpha .... cheers for the link... that works like a charm!

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