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mapping a network drive REMOTELY

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Sphinx, Jul 2, 2004.

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  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Thread Starter

    Aug 5, 2003
    Ok, on my home network, I already have it so that from any computer, you can map a network drive via "\\comp-name\shared-folder

    and remotely, it should work like this: "\\ipaddress\comp-name\shared-folder

    HOWEVER, my home network is on a linksys firewall, and each computer only has a generic DHCP IP address. I do know my REAL IP address (WAN), but that doesn't matter because it won't find my computer because of the firewall. UNLESS, I made one the networked computers on DMZ host, but that is way too insecure.

    What I want to see if its possible, is use PORT filtering. I already filter a few ports so that I can host games even on the firewall. Is it possible to set aside a random port just for remote networking.

    and then would the command to connect be something like this:

    How would I do this?????????/

    Really appreciate help, thanks
  2. Node


    Jun 28, 2004
    remotely it should just be \\IP address\shared-folder
  3. skinnywhiteboy


    Jan 26, 2001
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    You need to open up TCP port 1723 and UDP port 47. Just forward those ports to the local IP of the host computer. I've assuming that you've set up a VPN for the remote part.
  4. d127001


    Jun 29, 2004
    allowing netbios to the wide internet is not very good.
    as skinnywhiteboy said, set up a vpn, or install a linux box and open port 22 for ssh up and learn to port forward.
    ssh is fun
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