I’m going to sound like a total idiot here, but it’ll be worth it if I can get the help I need. I’ve searched the archives, and submitted one previous questions, but every solution I’ve found has a starting point that is already beyond my almost non-existent knowledge of routers and networks.
I have a home computer with XP Pro. It’s connected to a Linksys WRT54GS v.4 wireless router with firmware version 1.05.2. Two other home computers are hard-wired to the router, but I’m not interested in access to those. I have a laptop with XP Home. I’ve set up Remote Desktop so it works over my home wireless network and I can access my XP Pro machine from my laptop on my home wireless network.
I’d like to set up Remote Desktop so that when I’m away from home at a hotel or location with a wireless connection, I can still access the XP Pro machine at home. I know this involves settings on the router, but the answers I’ve researched so far assume I know about port forwarding and the network behind my router, etc. Unfortunately, I’m woefully ignorant and can’t seem to find the right learning source. So what I need is step-by step instructions, starting from scratch, on how to set this up (assuming it can be done with the router I have). I have Windows Firewall turned off. I know how to access the router settings (IP address of router is 192.168.2.1). From there, I’m kinda lost.
Can anybody point me in the right direction? Would a call to Linksys technical support solve anything?