Remotely connect to home-lan?

Posted on 2006-06-28
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Is it possible for someone at a remote location to access my LAN at home? I'm not sure if this is VPN but are there any software based solutions because i don't have a VPN router, although i could flash my router (wrt54g) with a vpn firmware.
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Easy - http://logmenin.com

FREE access, no firewall/vpn configuration - such a good product.

Simply setup a free account, install the small client onto the PC that you want to remote control (or allow others to).

You then login to the website, and click on the icon of the PC to be controlled (you can have unilimited computers setup).

You can even email a temporary link to someone with whom you want to share your desktop with.


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That should be be http://logmein.com

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yes, thanks!  sorry for the typo
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Sorry, what i was trying to say, was if the remote person could connect into my LAN as we have some software and games that only work on a LAN level. I'm not looking for someone to remotely connect to my desktop :P

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You can reflash using WRT Openfirmware and setup a VPN
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Yes you can connect from anywhere in the world if you have ahigh speed connection

How tod do it ? Microsoft tells you a way out


Check the link above


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There is a VPN-like program called Hamachi that will do what you want.
It allows you to take PCs from anywhere and connect them using the same subnet (put them on a LAN essentially).
And I think it is free.

From the Home page:
Hamachi is a zero-configuration virtual private networking application.

In other words Hamachi is a program that allows you to arrange multiple computers into their own secure network just as if they were connected by a physical network cable.

Hamachi is fast, secure and simple. Its core version is also free.


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first some clarifications:
"if the remote person could connect into my LAN as we have some software and games that only work on a LAN level"
are you trying to setup a way to grant a remote someone access to your files? are you trying to setup a game server where you collaboratively play games online?

If the first is the case, then use need to setup an FTP server, enable PORT Forwarding at your router for whichever port you bind your FTP server at and setup user accounts for those you wish to grant access to.
If the second is the case, then you must make sure first, your game CAN run over the network. Then you need to identify the ports your gameserver listens at. Have a look at:


for that. You then need to enable PORT forwarding at your router for these specific ports. I know that this is not enough information but according to the nature of your initial question, is more than enough to get you started on the right track.
If on the other hand, it is something totally different you're after, please be more specific.

Hope that helped ;)

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