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hi there,
i am trying to connect from work to my PC at home using pcanywhere v10.0

the home pc is always on with a fixed ip address. i have installed pcanywhere on it and set it up as a host, with a pcanywhere user created on it. it is sitting awaiting connection to a remote (tcp/ip)

i have installed pcanywhere at work and created a remote - with the ip address through tcp/ip. when i try to connect i get a message "connecting to xxx.xx.x.xx" - which eventually times out. is it because i'm behind a firewall at work here? (i can search for hosts and get a list of hosts available on our work network, but i can't seem to talk to my pc over the internet) am i doing something wrong or will i be scuppered by the firewall???

thanks
mike
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Yes you are being blocked by your firewall at work.  Nothing you can do about it unless your firewall administrator will make changes to it for you.  ofcourse I doubt he will as this will open a security hole.  

Try www.gotomypc.com

works great behind any firewall.
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