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Hi, I'm using Windows XP, which comes with NetMeeting. I'd like to configure NetMeeting to work via the Internet with another user. I've used NetMeeting before and understand how it works on the same network, but we can't seem to initiate a connection in either direction via the Internet.

We've gone through the normal setup and entered our respective IP addresses, but there seems to be something missing that is preventing a connection. However, we're not sure what.

Is there a way to set up NetMeeting, so that I can share my desktop with a colleague, who is in another city, via the Internet? If so, can you provide the steps?

Thanks for the help,
Fulano
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you have to port forward it through your router or firewall. The receiving machine must have a static internal IP like 192.168.1.10 or whatever your internal IP range is.
forward ports: 1503 and 1720 to that static IP.

Then give the other person your external IP and call you.
www.whatismyip.com

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My router gets a dynamic IP address from my ISP every time I connect. If I connect and get my router's IP address, and I then provide that to my colleague every time we want to connect via NetMeeting, would that work? All my machines in my network side of the router have hard coded IP addresses, so I would know that my machine is 192.168.1.1 or whatever...

Any thoughts?

Thanks for you help,
Fulano  
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One more thing... how do you "port forward through the router or firewall."  Not sure I understand that...can you please explain?

Thanks again,
Fulano

P.S. I added some extra points for your help.
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MurGroup,

Do you have additional comments to my questions regarding your suggestions...???
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I assume you have some kind of router either from your ISP or a linksys, dlink or netgear that routes internet traffic to your computer. In that router there is a thing called port forwarding. Netmeeting uses ports 1503 and 1720 to communicate with other computer computers running Netmeeting. Your router also assigns your computer an internal IP address. In order to port forward you must manually assign an IP address to your computer in the same IP range as the router assigns (something like 192.168.1.10). Click start and run then type cmd and press enter. When the window opens type ipconfig /all that will tell you what IP address you computer has been assigned by the router. Then go into the router config and forward the ports to that IP address. Unfortunately I don't know what router you have and all are different when it comes to port forwarding so I can't help you there. Here are some links to research.

http://www.thecomputersociety.org/education/netmetrouter.htm
http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/how-to-connect-to-my-pc-using-netmeeting-without-connecting-to-other-pcs-within-my-lan/
http://collaboration.csc.ncsu.edu/CSC326/Website/assignments/FinalProject/NetMeeting.htm

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MurGroup,

Great help and thanks for all the good links...I increased the points to MAX for your extra effort. Thanks again!

Fulano
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