Internet Network between 2 computers

Hello,

I want to connect 2 computers . for example: I am using my computer in the college and I want to get a file from other computer at home.

Both of them are Vista, HP laptops

Please help
mb4everAsked:
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HITSMANCommented:
The easiest way is to install Hamachi https://secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi/vpn.asp  This is VPN software where you can create an encrypted tunnel between any number of computers.  Just install the app, create a name, create a VPN then do the same on the other computer only join the VPN instead of create.  Then once both online right click on the computer you want to copy to or paste from and select browse and then just copy paste from one to the other.  Make sure you have the folder shared on the one you want to copy to or from.

Hamachi will nearly always go straight through firewalls etc without any port opening on routers etc.  If you get a green star beside the other compter you have a direct peer-to-peer connection.

If you're not clear let me know.
Regards
Steve

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mb4everAuthor Commented:
Hello HITSMAN,
Thanks a lot. but I am afraid to install a program. how to know it is safe ?
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ccomleyCommented:
LogMeIn or GoToMyPC is one way to do it.

Do you have a fixed IP address or a DynDNS service for your home computer? if so another route would be to set your home firewall up to allow Remote Desktop access BUT if you do this you must be sure your passwords are all well secure. Better if your college is on a known range of ips you can limit access to just these.

You could set up an FTP server on "home" with limited access to only those files you think you MIGHT need remote access to - use FileZilla Server (free) on the home machine. Create a user (separet from Vista usernames so very tight secureity) and give it access to a specific folder. Then have your firewall allow access only to FTP ports.

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ccomleyCommented:
Or
Get a decent size memory stick or USB disk, back your whole home PC up to it whenever you're there using something like SecondCopy, then carry it with you!!!

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HITSMANCommented:
I have been using Hamachi for about 2 years and have never had a security problems.  It creates an IP address that is invisible to the outside of your network unless you have Hamachi installed and connected to that VPN.

Read the info on the product it is excellent.  There is nothing to be worried about.  For someone to gain access to you through hamachi they need to have the software installed, know your VPN name you created and the password and then know the passwords on the shares.  I have a friend that has done tests on the software and we couldn't even see the IP address from the outside.  It is more secure than most standard methods of VPN as there is no need to open ports on your router and the IP address is completly different to your router IP that is visible to the outside world that hackers use to break into systems.

By the time I have types this email you could of had it setup.   It is very easy to use.

Give it a go.  This is not just some application that has been thrown together by hackers.  It is free for non commercial use.  I have many of my clients (mostly doctors) who use it for remote access.

I can help you if you need it.

Regards
Steve
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HITSMANCommented:
ccomley this is exactly what Hamachi allows you to avoid.  As soon as you open anything on your modem/router you introduce the risk of opening the door to someone you don't want to access your system.  Hamachi is the way in my view.  I didn't mention that you can turn Hamachi on and off as you want so it isn't always on.  This also gives you a bit more piece of mind.  Unlike having ports open all the time.
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mb4everAuthor Commented:
ccomley,
I have at home my own DSL wireless network. and in my college I use my mobile internet. so both of them are private not public :)
Thanks

Thanks HITSMAN
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mb4everAuthor Commented:
Thanks :)
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