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Connect to my Home PC via Remote Desktop

Hi,
   At home I have a broad band connection with a static IP. My home and office PC's run Windows 7. How can I connect to my home PC via Remote Desktop?

Thanks & regards,

D. Jawahar
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Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
Assuming you have a router that NATs between your PC & the outside world, you need to add a static mapping for TCP port 3389. Once this is set up, just connect to the external IP & authenticate with any valid set of credentials.
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epichero22Commented:
Easiest way that I like doing it is with LogMeIn:

www.logmein.com

You can set up a free account and just install software and you're ready to go.

You can do what Malmensa said as well and it will work but if you find it too challenging then LogMeIn is the way to go.  You'll basically have to set up port forwarding to your computer on that port, 3389, which I believe will only allow you to access one of the computers.
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simzaollyCommented:
Install Team Viewer on both your machines.
Note the Partner ID or Ask someone to tell you the Partner ID and Password.
Connect to you Home PC.

You can download it from www.teamviewer.com - it is one of the simplest ways.

This software is free for non-commercial use.
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akahanCommented:
"You can do what Malmensa said as well and it will work but if you find it too challenging then LogMeIn is the way to go.  You'll basically have to set up port forwarding to your computer on that port, 3389, which I believe will only allow you to access one of the computers."

No, that's incorrect.  Logmein doesn't require any port forwarding at all.  You just install it, and you're all set.
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
As you explicitly asked about using RDP to connect then all you need to do is port forward from your router at home to the IP of your desktop PC.

Depending onb what your router is will define HOW you do the port forwarding but you just need to redirect port 3389 to your PC.

For security purposes you may want to alter the port that RDP uses on your PC and forward that one instead.
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lancecurwensvilleCommented:
I know you requested a way of running RDP, but since you are running Windows 7 have you considered utilizing Microsoft's Live Mesh?  I really like logmein and teamviewer, however, on 7 machines mesh does a really nice job and doesn't require 3rd party software access.
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rbudjCommented:
I concur with epichero22. I use logmein and it works very well, even when you need to make system changes on the remote computer.
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epichero22Commented:
"You can do what Malmensa said as well and it will work but if you find it too challenging then LogMeIn is the way to go.  You'll basically have to set up port forwarding to your computer on that port, 3389, which I believe will only allow you to access one of the computers."

No, that's incorrect.  Logmein doesn't require any port forwarding at all.  You just install it, and you're all set.


Sorry, I meant to say that with Logmein you don't need anymore setup, while with remote desktop, you need to utilize port forwarding.

=)

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djawaharAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone.
I had trouble connecting on 3389 as it was already forwarded to another PC. so I changed the listening port on my office PC to another port via regedit. after that I was able to connect via remote desktop.

Thanks again.

D. Jawahar
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
So exactly what I suggested that you do :)
Glad to have been of help
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