pcAnywhere connections

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I am trying to use pcAnywhere 11.0 to connect over the internet.  Now stupid me I would assume that if I went to WhatIsMyIp, got the IP address of the host computer and put that into the "Network Host PC to control or IP Address" and set up the host to "Wait for anyone" that I should be able to connect.  I have not been able to get this to work.  What am I missing.  Both computer have WindowsXP Professional.

Thanks,

Jerry
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Is the host behind a router?
If so, you have to forward the ports to the local IP

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Den HBR!!!

Thanks for the response!!  Yes the host is behind a router.  How would I go about forwarding the ports to the local IP?

Jerry

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What brand and type?
Do you have access to it (login + password)
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Den HBR!!!

We Have a gigabit Netgear switch and a Westel Modem both of which I think we have login and password for.

Thanks,

Jerry

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You can't do portforwarding in a switch and/or modem.

Maybe you only have to allow the PCanywhere ports in your firewall.
TCP: 5631
UDP: 5632

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Den HBR!!!!!!!1

What if it doesn't work with the firewall off?

Thanks,
Jerry

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is your local ip the same as your public ip?

local ip: run->cmd->ipconfig
public ip: whatismyip

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Den HBR!!!!!!!

Thanks for sticking with me!!  No the ip's are different.  My local ip is 192.168.1.66 and my public ip is: 99.73.178.113.

Thanks,
Jerry

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So, something is giving you a local IP...
Probably your modem has routing abilities.

Is your modem one of the below?
A90-220015-04
A90-327W15-06
A90-750015-07
B90-327W15-06
b90-740010-07
BellSouthB90-220030-04
C90-327W30-06
C90-610015-06
C90-610030-06
D90-327W14-06
D90-327W15-06
D90-740010-06
E90-610014-06
E90-610015-06
E90-610030-06
Versalink-327W
Versalink327W
Westell2100Wirespeed
Westell2200Wirespeed
Westell2400Wirespeed
Westell2410Wirespeed
Westell36R570-01Wirespeed
Westell6100

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Den HBR!!!!
I will have to get back to you tomorrow on that.  I know that the one I want to run as Host is a westel but I'm not sure of the model and I'm not in that city today but will be tomorrow God willing!!
Thanks for sticking with me!!

Jerry

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Den HBR!!!
Sorry I'm a day late.  My modem is a Westel E90.
I thought all computers on a network had a local IP.  That does seem to be the problem though.  If I am logged onto the internet with an air card for the host computer I can connect to it from a remote computer.

Thanks,
Jerry

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Den HBR!!!!!
Thanks again for sticking with me!!!!
I have a host setup with the name of 'cakposserver'.  How do I connect to it?

Thanks,
Jerry

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Den HBR!!!!!!

Do I need to increase points?

Thanks again,
Jerry
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you should be able to connect to it with a browser
http://cakposserver

or else you can find it's ip with run-> cmd->ping cakposserver
and go to it with a browser
probably http://192.168.1.1

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Thanks Again!!!!!!!!!!1

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