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I'm trying to setup one of the remote connections available with xp pro and I was unsuccessful with remote desktop, now trying remote web connection. I'm following instrctions on Microsoft site and need to know where to find the following information,
WINS or DNS resolved machine name for your Windows XP Professional-based computer. Where do I find this information? And does having my computer connected to wireless gateway affect the setup of the remote desktop option.
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well if you running xp to find the information that you need for wins and dns just got to the run button type ing cmd to go to the dos command prompt .

There type in ipconfig/all this will give you everything for you computer network adapter just as wins ip and dns ip.  Now if you are behind a router that is issuing your ips then you dns and wins will show up as the routers ip in most cases.  Now are you trying to use remote desktop intenal to your network or from work to home let me know so tha I can provide more information
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I'm trying to access my computer from home to office. I tried to setup vpn connection and all the other steps provided on the microsoft website and I cannot get the computers to connect.
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well let me get this straight in my head you are using your home computer from home to connect to work is that right.

Are there 2 routers or just one involded.  And what app are you using to connnect these 2 systems
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I work at home and have two computer, one desktop and one laptop, both connected to a wireless router. The desktop is connected directly to router the laptop is connected wirelessly for broadband access. I'm trying to utilize the remote desktop connection capability that comes with Windows XP when I am out of the office and am having trouble connecting. I do not know if I'm using the wrong ip address or what. When I typed ipconfig/all I noticed my ip address and the dns server where different by the last number.
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Ok now that we are ont he right track here.

ok so for example if you take computer 2 which is the laptop with you out of the office what you have to do before leaving is config a port forwarding to computer 1 your desktop.  See whats happening here where you are using a router it give the 2 systems internal ip so that no one on the public internet can see either machine.

So by forwarding the port that remote desktop uses to the ip of the desktop you want to remotely connect to  lets your router know that if anyinformation or connection using this port should be sent to 192.x.x.x computer.

the only other thing that you need is your real ip.

So if you are using linksys for example you go into the router and there is a tab for stautes which it will display the ip that the ISP has given the router becaue they think it is your computer. Write down the number cause you going to need that public ip to connect with remote desktop.

As a side note you have to have remote desktop installed on both machines and running on the machine you want to connect to .  This is the port that you need forward to the machine you want to connect to TCP port 3389 this is the port remote desktop uses.

if you want go here http://www.whatismyip.org/ it will give you your ip for public use.

Hope this helps

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