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Connecting Laptop to PC in LAN through Internet

Discussion in 'Networking' started by snschn, Sep 3, 2011.

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  1. snschn

    snschn Thread Starter

    Sep 3, 2011
    We have 2 PCs connected to a ADSL modem router (which has 4 ports) to share files and internet connection. Unfortunately there is no IP address assigned to both the PCs. When i tried to assign the PC it gets disconnected from Internet.

    The problem is : i want to access the PCs through internet from a Laptop. When I ping the Public IP of that lan network, it works. But when i use the Remote Desktop to connect to the PC or when i use the DOS command NET USE x: \\IPaddres\sharename /USER:username password - It doesn't work. In DOS prompt error 1231 or Network path not found error occurs.

    I followed the instruction to configure Remote Access like disabling firewall, no installation of any firewall software, My computer -> properties -> remote -> allow users to connect remotely this computer.

    But nothing works. Please tell me the step to configure and connect to the LAN network from the Laptop thru internet. All are windows XP Pro

    Thanks in advance
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    You may need to set up some kind of port forwarding or VPN on the router. What I actually do for my computers is use logmein (logmein.com) but the free version does not have file sharing option.
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    If this is for personal use I suggest using TeamViewer.

    To use Remote Desktop you need, as mentioned above, to forward the appropriate port (3389?) to whichever computer.
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