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I have been able to use pcAnywhere to remotely control a Windows 2000 server going thru the Internet.  At the time the Windows 2000 server had an external IP address which I could plug into pcAnywhere. Recently, the ISP for the company that owns the Windows 2000 server was changed and the Windows 2000 server now has an internal IP address, 192.168.1.xxx.  Do you have any suggestions on how I can use pcAnywhere to access this Windows 2000 server remotely through the Internet?

Thanks for you help.
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by:ADSaunders
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Hi jantek,
Possibility of setting up a VPN into the network? Then you could use the internal IP address.

Regards .. Alan
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Or you could setup port forwarding on the router to forward pcAnywhere requests to the internal IP address.  VPN method is more secure though.
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First of all, what type of internet connection do they have now?
I mean, do they still have a fixed IP address assigned to a router (router device or PC acting as router).

If so, you can indeed use VPN or they can configure the router to forward all incoming PC-anywhere traffic to that specific server.

If thay have dynamic ip, you can use dynamic DNS to mach a fixed name to the ip address. Then you have the same two possibilities.

You can also plug a modem into the router, but it has to be a dedicated telephone number only in use for that server modem.
Then you can use the dial-in facilities of pcanywhere.
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by:bbao
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if the windows 2000 of ISP still provides public services to the internet, then you still can see it online. forget its real private address, the ISP should map a public address to its internal address for you. you may just use common dns name to visit the windows 2000 with pcanywhere.
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by:magi43
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We RDP into our server, leaving port 3389 open on our router for port forwarding.
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by:Terrible_macro
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Hey guys listen
I will tell you how to set it up.
If you have, I am sure you have, a kind of firewall you should open the TCP port range: 5631-5632 and make a static route to 192.168.0.xxx.

That will certainly work.
I use in the office.
Any questions, do not hesitate to contact me
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