Connecting 2 computers with modems

Posted on 2007-07-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I have one PC in Memphis and one in New york, they are both home computers and connected to internet with a modem(not DSL). Can I access either computer from either locations using dialup. If so, how do I set it up?

Question by:jskfan
    LVL 69

    Expert Comment

    Hi jskfan  you need to setup remote desktop on both.

    Hopefully your running xp pro on boath or same OS.
    Here lots of good guides fully illistrated.

    Get started using Remote Desktop with Windows XP Professional
    Here is a list of how to"s from google setting up remote desktop.,GGLJ:2006-38,GGLJ:en&q=setup+remote+desktop+xp+pro
    Simple Tools Access Distant PCs
    Good Luck if you need any other assistance with this please let us know.

    Author Comment

    but I don't have a public IP address(static)
    LVL 69

    Assisted Solution

    Will there be anyone on your other computer or nearby?
    Then you may have to consider purchasing a router

    There is software you can use as well
    GoToMyPC is the fast, easy and secure way to access your PC from any Web browser or wireless device in real time

    PC Anywhere
    A few things to consider.
    LVL 1

    Accepted Solution

    You do not need an static ip address.  go to and find out what the one address is, and then you can access it with that ip.  Of course it will change on each dial-up session is also a good program and is free.

    Author Comment

    So it is not possioble to do it through built in "New Connection" wizard??????
    LVL 1

    Expert Comment

    Never tried it that way... don't have a PC with a modem to test it on, but sounds possible... try it and see...
    LVL 69

    Expert Comment

    thank you jskfan there was no need really for the points but happy if they assisted you,
    dstrouth definately helped you more than i did.
    Best wishes with this project hope you find success.
    Regards M

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    How to run any project with ease

    Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
    - Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
    - View and edit from mobile/offline
    - Cut down on emails

    Suggested Solutions

    Title # Comments Views Activity
    VMware vmnic question 12 71
    Updating the HP MSM720 Wireless Controller 8 52
    Keyboard 4 68
    Cisco 2921 WIC card 2 35
    Broadband over Power Lines Broadband over Power Lines is the technology of transmitting computer data through power lines. This method of connectivity allows the user to have access to the internet without having to rely on additional cables, suc…
    Hi there, This article summarizes what you need if you are going to set up your home or small business Network Attached Storage (NAS) to be accessible from the internet. Of course there are configuration differences based on your NAS or router ma…
    Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate ( First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
    In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

    760 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    7 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now