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How can i connect to my machine at office from home through Mstsc.

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Hi,
At preset i use logmein to connect to my office computer.Is it possible to connect to my office computer through Mstsc.As it becomes expensive doing so.
I went to http://www.ip-adress.com/whatismyip/ found my ip and when i ping i get a timed out.
What i am missing is there any other configuration?

Regards
Sharath
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by:santhoshu
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I am not sure what kind of software is logmein.  But, if you are using Secured VPN and if you can ping your office machine from your home system, you should be able to use Mstsc and view the office machine.  Before that make sure that the office machine allows external users to be connected using MSTSC.
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by:simsjrg
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You (or whoever manages you firewall at the office) will have to either open the port and create a static mapping or forward the port to your internal machine. VPN then RDP would be a more secure solution. So to answer your question YES it is possible but we will need some additional information about the setup.
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by:bsharath
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I dont have VPN.
Generally can i just put the machine ip and connect or with some port mentioned.
yes my machine has a public ip address.
I am sure the firewall port is opened as some of my friends connect.
Is there any other configuration in ADS or the clients i need to do.
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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 Hi Sharath
      Forward port 3389 in modem/router to the client ip in your inside network. Make sure Remote desktop is enabled in computer and added in firewall exceptions.
       Then type www.whatsmyip.com in this client. then enter http://www.dyndns.com/ and register the IP shown in whatismyip to a name. You can connect your client anytime anywhere via this name

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by:bsharath
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Mrhusy..
I have seen this reply in a post that you replied for.
>>Forward port 3389 in modem/router to the client ip in your inside network.
Can you explain this part please.
>> then enter http://www.dyndns.com/ and register the IP shown in whatismyip to a name.
and the above.
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Alan Huseyin Kayahan earned 500 total points
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  Sure thing.
       At the office which your computer, you want to reach remotely, is in; you should enter the modem/router setup page and forward port 3389 to an inside server. You can find the how-to manual for your modem/router in following link
http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm

>> then enter http://www.dyndns.com/ and register the IP shown in whatismyip to a name
   This is an optional step. If you want to give name to your IP address and connect via name, you can proceed this step
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by:eng_khalid101
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what is your firewall /router?
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