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NetMeeting with 2 different lan

Posted on 2004-11-09
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi every1, I have got a situation and I have to do. In my office there are jsut 2 computers and we have ISDN fast connection Internet through a Router. Im using win2000 professional, WE ARE NOT NOT USING ANY SERVER as I said we just have 2 computer in our office and just the internet. My computer IP address is and the router's ethernet ip is and the Internet IP(given by our ISP) in the router is

Now my task is, I have a friend who is working in some other place in some other office and he is also using win2000 professional. Even he has the same setup, he has a router and the Internet IP address in the Router is and His ethernet Ip(LAN) is

Now we both want to be in the netmeeting.....please tell me how do we communicate and configure NetMeeting, use remote desktop using netmeeting and other features. Please tell me soon and in detail steps plz coz I have a seminar to do............I NEED YOUR HELP EXPERTS......
Question by:VBpassion
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stevenlewis earned 1000 total points
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Using netmeeting wil be difficult. You have to forward the ports on the router(s) to the internal machine, and netmeeting uses dynamic ports
"H.323 compliant video player,
NetMeeting 2.0, 3.0, Intel Video Phone
(Watch Out! Opens a wide port range!)
(Incoming calls are not possible  
due to NetMeeting assigning ports dynamically.)"
from above source
so, since  you are both behind a router, neither one of you can accept incoming calls (unless your router(s) specifically has a setting to allow netmeeting)
you may want to look into other conferencing software, and then forward the correct ports for that app (see your router documentation for info on how to forward the ports)

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