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  Views: 8998Topic:: «how to remote my home pc to my office pc» on forum: Network management general discussion
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i want to view my home computer while im at my office, the office has a local network and can connect to the internet, my office pc runs on Win2k and my home pc is on XP. im using radmin 2.1 in the office and radmin 2.2 at home. is it possible? can i still connect to it? how? im using dsl connection at home and my ip changes everytime i restart my pc. so what should i do?
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im using radmin 2.1 in the office and radmin 2.2 at home. is it possible?

Sure.
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can i still connect to it?

Yes.
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how?

As usual. Common advices:

1. Make sure TCP/IP protocol is properly installed on both computers (you can check that by PING command. Run IPCONFIG.EXE to find out current TCP/IP configuration and IP's of both computers).

2. Run Radmin Server on the computer you want to control remotely. This computer will be called "remote computer" or "server", and computer you are connecting from is called "local computer" or "client".

3. People from the remote side must tell you the IP address of the remote computer.

4. Make sure, that both computers are connected to network and you can ping remote computer from local computer (use PING command for that).

5. Run Radmin Viewer on the local computer, click "Connect/Connect to" menu, enter the IP address of the remote computer. If all is configured correctly, you will see remote computer's desktop and be able to operate it by mouse and keyboard! See Radmin documentation for details.

If you can't connect, there are things you must check:

- Make sure that port 4899 is opened on remote computer (you can use any
freeware port scanner for this, for example - Advanced Port Scanner
that can be downloaded for free from www.radmin.com)
- If one remote computer uses modem connection, it will be better to get
permanent IP address for it, or you will need to get it's IP each
time it is connected to your ISP.
- If your remote computer is connected to network via proxy or firewall,
make sure that firewall's configured to allow all connections on port 4899.
- If your remote computer is in LAN, has no real IP, and your local
computer is not in the same LAN: please configure your LAN server with
real IP to forward all connections on port 4899 to remote computer,
and use your LAN's server IP instead of remote computer's IP in
"connect to" dialog.


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im using dsl connection at home and my ip changes everytime i restart my pc. so what should i do?

If the IP address is changed dynamically by an ISP or a DHCP server, you can use software to notify you via e-mail (like "keep me posted", DirectUpdate available at http://www.directupdate.net or Remote IP Tracker available at http://www.formyip.com) every time your IP address changes. Alternatively, you could use a service that maps your dynamic IP to a DNS name (for example, http://www.dns2go.com/, http://www.dynu.com or http://www.no-ip.com/). DynDNS.org (http://www.dyndns.org) is a service that assigns alphabetical DNS names to computers that don't have fixed IP addresses.

To test the assigned DNS name, you can PING the remote computer. You could also use Famatech's Advanced Port Scanner to see if port 4899 is open on the remote computer. Advanced Port Scanner can be downloaded for free from http://www.radmin.com/radmin/utility/pscanner.php.


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my home pc is on XP.

WinXP SP2 enables built-in Internet Connection Firewall without letting you know. Built-in firewall blocks almost all incoming connections. You need to disable built-in firewall or re-configure it to allow incoming Radmin connections.

You can use Radmin even if you have Windows XP's firewall enabled.

1. Go to Start->Settings->Control Panel->Network Connections.

2. Right-click your network connection icon and select "Properties".

3. Select "Advanced" tab. Click "Settings". Firewall Settings window will appear.

4.1. To disable built-in firewall, Check "Off" and click "OK".

4.2. To change built-in firewall configuration, go to "Exceptions" tab.
Click "Add port".
Enter settings:
Name: Radmin Port
Port number: 4899
Protocol: TCP
Click "OK" button.

Now you should be able to connect to this computer remotely via Radmin.



Best regards,
Roman Makarov.

Famatech
Technical Support.
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