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#1 colinprowitt

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 11:58 PM

I have two Windows xp home edition PCs connected on a workgroup through a Linksys wrt54g

I realize that the rdp server application is only on the professional edition of xp.

I was wondering if there was any freeware app I could use to turn my desktop PC into a terminal remote desktop server so I could access it with my laptop remotely using the remote desktop connection client app that comes installed on home edition.

Any suggestions?

Edited by colinprowitt, 18 November 2006 - 12:00 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:53 PM

See if this will do:
LogMeIn
https://secure.logmein.com/go.asp?page=productcomparison

Or this:
VNC
http://www.realvnc.com/products/features.html

#3 colinprowitt

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 01:11 PM

Hey thanks,
VNC works really well but its really slow on my wireless connection.
would it be faster over a 100mbps connection?

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 07:13 PM

I use LogMeIn.com for troubleshooting over the web and it works very well.
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:23 PM

my problem was that I only have a dial up connection and I wanted to use the connection to access the web with my laptop computer over my wireless LAN.

The only way I could accomplish this was with a Terminal server app to access my desktop pc with the physical dial up connection.

VNC is very laggy

Does anybody know how to share a dial up connection with internet connection sharing.

I think its possible but I could never get it to work right.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 08:26 PM

It is possible - but I last did it in the 1990's and it was a nightmare for me. (I was also in a foreign country on their telephones - so that didn't help).

Here's the results of a Google for it: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=i...G=Google+Search
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 10:04 PM

I acctually already tried a google search...no good

but here is my setup if it helps...
1 xp home desktop
-1 dial up connection
-1 LAN connection to a Linksys wrt54g wireless router
1 xp home laptop
-1 Wireless connection to the linksys router

Both computers are on a workgroup and file and printer sharing is enabled
Both computers receive an ip from the DHCP on the linksys

I just can't get the internet sharing to work at all and I can't find out how anywhere.

please help!!!!

Edited by colinprowitt, 19 November 2006 - 10:05 PM.


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Posted 20 November 2006 - 01:39 AM

If I may. There is a solution but it is pricey. A dial-up router. If you have two telephone lines you can even, what they use to call, "Shotgun" a connection. That is were two external modem are slaved together as one connection. It sorta died when ADSL and cable hit the scene.
Here is a selection of routers, but you will still need an external modem for them to work. Some residential router have a "Fallback" capability. They have a RS232 connection that allows them to use dial-up in the case of ADSL or Cable failure. I have not scene one in years but Linksys made one.

http://www.multitech.com/PRODUCTS/Families/RouteFinder_102/
http://www.actiontec.com/support/modems/dualpcmdm_faqs.html
http://www.netopia.com/support/hardware/r_2020.html
http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/detail....mp;sku=3C888-US

Because of the high price I would recommend you try eBay first.
$200 for the router
$75+\ea for the external modems
I hope this helps.
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