W2K Server Access to Remote XP Pro

Posted on 2006-05-29
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I'm running W2K Advanced Server and I can access the internet through a cable modem. I want to access an XP Pro computer running on a remote (out of state) wireless network. I have the IP addresses of the remote cable modem, the remote router and the remote computer running XP Pro.  I also have the WEP encryption for the remote wireless network.  The remote XP Pro computer is setup to allow remote assistance and remote access to it.  How do I get on this NY computer from NC?
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If you have remote desktop enabled all you have to do is open up your remote desktop client ( you will probally have to download this from microsoft) and enter the External IP address of the location where your remote computer is connected.

Ensure that at the remote location you opened up port 3389 (on the router) and forwarded it to your remote computer.

Ensure that you allow 3389 on any local firewall.   EX. Windows Firewall.

If remote desktop is enabled on the XP Machine on the remote location it should connect.
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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdclientdl.mspx    -- Here is a link to the remote desktop software.

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