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Hi all,

I have a dialup connection at my Home, that gives me a new IP each time when dial & connect to internet,

I want to access my Home PC from my Office using WinVNC/PCDuo/GoToMyPC. How can i know my Home PC's IP while setting in office, so that i can connect to my Home PC. I have Win98 on my Home PC.

Thanks
-vijayneema
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by:herrmann1001
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i dont know about how
WinVNC/PCDuo/GoToMyPC works,


but if its a dialup at home,
then I guess that you need to "connect" your home pc
to internet before you go to work.

If you do that, then you have your IPnumber for the day.

9x/me: winipcfg
nt/2000/xp: ipconfig



Dont know if that will help you.
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by:mrorange
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Would it not be a better solution to just dial into your home PC when you require it?

I am presuming that you are not going to require to be connected to it all day long.  And taking into account that a lot of ISP's disconnect your computer after a predetermined number of hours to free up their modems.

Just a thought.

Regards,


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by:Jivko
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Type at the command promt at your home PC
ipconfig /all
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by:vijayneema
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Hi All,

Thanks to all of you.

Dear Herrmann1001,

WinVNC/PCDuo is a software to access any remote PC. Using WinVNC you can see remote PCs screen on your machine as a window and can do any thing like you are working on the same machine. its a AT&T Laboratories product. www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/ 

Dear Ahoffmann,

I am reading stuff on the links you have given me.

Dear Mrorange,

Please explain me how to dial directly to my home PC, I dont know about that. One more thing, I have a Leased Line for Internet at my office, Can i still dial to my home PC ?

Dear Jivko,

Please see my comment : "I want to know my Home PC's IP while setting in office." I cannot connect before going to home so cant type ipconfig as well.

Once again Thanks
-vijayneema
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by:vijayneema
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Hi All,

Hey .... One more thing, I can leave a application running on my Home PC, like ICQ, Messengers, Outlook etc. I mean can Outlook, mail me my IP when ever it finds a internet connection. or can a ICQ/Messenger send me the same.

-vijayneema

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by:herrmann1001
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ok,

two paths to choose from:

1) Before leaving home in the morning, connect your home pc to the internet as usually.  Let it stay connected via modem.  Use  ipconfig, or winipcfg for resp. version of MS.
Write down your IP, and go to work and connect with WINduo.. to that IP.


or


2) Turn on your homecomputer, set up your modem to answer when there is a incomming call at home. (may different ways of doing that).  Go to work. Presumably, you have an modem at work too, and use it to dial home.  Your home computer will answer. And from there on you use Winduo...



When I need to reach my commy remote, I just turn on my netmeeting, with "remote desktop sharing".  Leave the commy on,  write down my current ip.  Then I use at work, or friend, the commy to connect again via my ipadress, and netmeeting to access it.

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by:vijayneema
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Hi Herrmann1001,

Well, I cant use your first option because in my country dialing & staying connected for the whole day is very costly & will engage my phone line too.

OK, tell me,

How to set my modem to answer my calls ? Do i have to purchase a new modem with this feature or my current 56Kbps Motorola Internal Modem supports that.

&

How can I dial when my computer is connected via a Lease Line. (no dialup facility directly).

Thanks
-vijayneema
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by:mrorange
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I am pretty sure PCduo is similar to PCAnywhere.  you can set up the machine as a host machine you do this through the host configuration.  This will allow you to dial you computer telephone number (or home line what the computer is pluged into) and once you connect from your work you will be presented with a logon screen.  You then specify your user name and password (these are configured from within the PcDuo).

This will allow yo uto fully control your computer screen and disconnect once you have completed your work or transfered your files.

If you let me know the exact version of the remote software you are using I will get the instructions for you.  (pcAnywhere is very good though)

You will not need any special modem.


Regards,

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by:mrorange
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To dial into your modem the best bet would be to fit a modem into your works PC, and connect it to an analogue line.  Ensure that you have permision to do so from your Security department first though.


Regards,


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by:vijayneema
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Hi MrOrange,

Thanks for your reply,
I prefer to work with WinVNC, but i will shift to PCduo/PCAnyWhere. Let me try to do what ever you suggested.

-vijayneema
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by:mrorange
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Hi vijayneema,

I have been looking at WinVnC, this will not allow dial in support.

You may want to look at the review of it by CNET as well

http://www.cnet.com/software/0-3227892-1204-7056561.html

It seems that the security is fairly bad.

I would reccomend PCAnywhere ,but simply due to the fact that I havnt used PcDuo.

Let us know if you can get a modem installed in your works PC, if you can then we can look at talking you through this route.

Regards,

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by:Silktech
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Hi Vijayneema,

Using dialup and Netmeeting is one of the way I use to support my customer from outstation. Is much fast then PCAnywhere.

In order for you to connect to your home pc, you need to have 2 modem, phone line and install Netmeeting into 2 PC (Home & Office).

FOR Home PC
Then configure your home pc to receive incoming call only (Under Tools >> Option >> Security). After that activate the remote desktop sharing (Tools >> Remote Desktop Sharing). Remember to give your home PC an IP Address. Something like 192.168.1.xx Plug in your phone line into the modem. Make sure u know the number of that phone line.

FOR Office PC
At your office pc, configure the pc to call out by checking the Outgoing call check box (Under Tools >> Option >> Security).

After that create a dial-up and line into your home pc using the phone line. After connected, launch the netmeeting and enter the IP address of your home pc. You should be able to connect to your home PC now.
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by:bryceh78
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If you want to connect you your comptuer using DNS nameing so you can just type www.yourdomain.no-ip.com into a web-browser to access your PC, register with www.no-ip.com free service and it will automatically map your chosen domain name to a constantly changing IP address.  Alco check you windows configuration or 3rd party downloads from www.downloads.com to makesure that your PC connects to the internet when you want it to.
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