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Remotely Connecting to Home Network?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by robert2513, Oct 3, 2004.

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  1. robert2513

    robert2513 Thread Starter

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    Hi.

    Is it possible to access my home network while away from home: to be able to browse the network, access PCs, and access my file server? If so, how can it be done? Is doing this different from using software like PCAnywhere?

    My home network system consists of a cable modem with a Linksys 4-port Router (BESRU31).

    Thanks.
    Robert2513
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    Remote access software like pcAnywhere let you take over a computer that is on your network. What you see on the screen is what would be seen on the remote computer. If that is good enough then programs like pcAnywhere, RADMIN, NetOP or VNC would work fine. Be aware there a differences in performance, stability and features between them.

    If you want to access your home network as if it was a LAN, you would need VPN for that. You would see the remote VPN server as another mapped drive like on a regular network. XP Pro has VPN server built in but only allows one connection at a time.
     
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