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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-06-2005, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Is there a safe way that I can access my home computer from work. it seems i alwasy leave a file on this system and have to come home to get it. It would be nice to have access but i dont want to comprimise on securtiy.




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you could run pc anywhere on your home pc with it password protected, then forward the pc anywhere ports through your router to your home computer. I've done this with success in the past. VNC would also work, and its free.

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You could set up a Virtual Private Network. Or if you have a static IP at home you may be able to just use Windows RDP.
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Is there a safe way that I can access my home computer from work. it seems i alwasy leave a file on this system and have to come home to get it. It would be nice to have access but i dont want to comprimise on securtiy.
Do you have a static IP at home?
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Do you have a static IP at home?
he doesnt need one. sign up for a dynamic dns service, get a free name like "hdtony.homeip.net". then run a small client to keep the dns service updated, and you're money.

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+ 1 on Windows RDP. Clean, secure, easy, special, "free".

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Some type of VPN tunnel or establish an ssh session then run vnc over it,
RDP might work as well, not sure whats available for security on that.
I agree with vcook that you could do the dynamic DNS

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Ditto, VNC. It was built by former AT&T Labs engineers And, I know firsthand how anal those guys can be.

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vcook's got it nailed on the head that's probably the best & cheapest way for remote access. dyndns.org then open the posrt on router and remote client

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I use windows remote desktop every day... only problem it has is once in a great while it'll have a runaway process and you have to kill it with task manager. But it's rare.
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he doesnt need one. sign up for a dynamic dns service, get a free name like "hdtony.homeip.net". then run a small client to keep the dns service updated, and you're money.
That's cool. I haven't done too much research into it. I run static for FTP access to my PC.
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That's cool. I haven't done too much research into it. I run static for FTP access to my PC.
its simple. i used to run VNC for remote access, as well as FTP, and a website all from home.

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its simple. i used to run VNC for remote access, as well as FTP, and a website all from home.
Cool...I just might have to get rid of my static IP and try this. Save the extra $10 a month for it. I already have a registered Domain.
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+1 for RDP...I'm running it right now, so I'm encrypted and unrestricted on the sites that I go to that Allstate might block such as my email.

The setup:
On your router at home, you must get into the administration and find where to open ports up...you'll see that it asks if you want to open UDP or TCP I think. There you can open both (since I forget which one) and the port number is 3889 (rdp port) I believe. Otherwise when you try to connect, your router will simply block the connection.

Now, it's a good idea to run a firewall other than the Windows one. Software firewalls aren't the best, but should do the job just fine for a home network. So if you don't have on, I'd get one. In the firewall you can specify the IP address you're coming from. In fact you'll have to otherwise when you log in, your home firewall will detect an intrusion and boot you out. I run Zone Alarm which I open up, enter the IP address from which I'm coming from (this means you've got to find out the IP address for your office the day before). Easiest way to get your public IP address is to go to a site like ipchicken.com and it will tell you.

Finally you must click on 'Start'-->'Settings'-->'Control Panel'-->'System' and click on the 'Remote' tab. There you just need to make sure that RDP is allowed in the check box.

After that, you should be good to go. That's the basic setup assuming static IP's, however all of the other things said above can help you out if you are running on a dynamic address. One thing that you can do is test this with a friend. Get his IP address, set up an account on your pc (it must be an administrator account), and have him log in. This could save you going back and forth from the office if something isn't working.
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+1 on RDP or VNC. I prefer VNC personally, faster and more reliable, and free of course. Best news, it's not from MacroShit.

Re the dynamic DNS, I use http://www.no-ip.com and it works great. Again... free.

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+1 for RDP...I'm running it right now, so I'm encrypted and unrestricted on the sites that I go to that Allstate might block such as my email.

The setup:
On your router at home, you must get into the administration and find where to open ports up...you'll see that it asks if you want to open UDP or TCP I think. There you can open both (since I forget which one) and the port number is 3889 (rdp port) I believe. Otherwise when you try to connect, your router will simply block the connection.

Now, it's a good idea to run a firewall other than the Windows one. Software firewalls aren't the best, but should do the job just fine for a home network. So if you don't have on, I'd get one. In the firewall you can specify the IP address you're coming from. In fact you'll have to otherwise when you log in, your home firewall will detect an intrusion and boot you out. I run Zone Alarm which I open up, enter the IP address from which I'm coming from (this means you've got to find out the IP address for your office the day before). Easiest way to get your public IP address is to go to a site like ipchicken.com and it will tell you.

Finally you must click on 'Start'-->'Settings'-->'Control Panel'-->'System' and click on the 'Remote' tab. There you just need to make sure that RDP is allowed in the check box.

After that, you should be good to go. That's the basic setup assuming static IP's, however all of the other things said above can help you out if you are running on a dynamic address. One thing that you can do is test this with a friend. Get his IP address, set up an account on your pc (it must be an administrator account), and have him log in. This could save you going back and forth from the office if something isn't working.


Thansk for that post. The rest had me almost feeling like Rick

I'm a hardware guy, not a software guy So I'm a little slow on the software side. I will take a look into this. I use comcast which is static for the most part correct, but I hear it does change from time to time?




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Thansk for that post. The rest had me almost feeling like Rick

I'm a hardware guy, not a software guy So I'm a little slow on the software side. I will take a look into this. I use comcast which is static for the most part correct, but I hear it does change from time to time?
Not really. Only way you can get your address to change is if you power your modem down for 10-15 minutes. Other than that, my address did not change for about 3 years that I knew of. So I wouldn't really worry about any other services unless you find that for some reason your IP is changing. Technically your lease on your IP is up every three days I think, but according to Comcast techs, they almost always renew the lease.
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don't be a cheap ass. run a point to point T1 from your house to the office.
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don't be a cheap ass. run a point to point T1 from your house to the office.


Funny thing is that was the one thing in this thread that I actually understood and know something about. THAT'S my industry




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I use UltraVNC and I can transfer files without setting up a FTP server.

http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/

This program is also really good if you don't have rights to install programs on your work PC (Standalone VNC viewer available).
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