Remote Desktop Connection

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Dynamic or Static IP
Remote access
Remote Desktop Connection
Static IP address
Do I need a static IP to connect to my desktop at home

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No you do not

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Try a service like <a href=”www.dyndns.com”>DynDNS</a> they set up a static IP address that tracks on your dynamic address.
Good Luck!
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If you have a router, you should be able to set a destination machine for remote protocol (VNC, RDP, etc), then allow the port through. You would then access the public IP/port combination. This would require you keep an eye on your ISP assigned address.

As a better alternative, try <a href=”https://secure.logmein.com/home.asp?lang=en”>logmein</a> free version is a nice remote control piece. Licensed versions provide advanced features. They also offer hamachi, VPN server. If you make use of online storage (drop.io, MS mesh and skyline) you can store necessary files on the net for access anywhere

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  • Dvaroona1
    I am having trouble with remote desktop. I am trying to access my home desk top PC from my office. I have a netopia 2210 modem & DI524 router. I can not get them to connect. what do I need to do to remote connect to my home computer ??
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  • Dvaroona1
    I would recommend a service like LogMeIn or ShowMyPC. I would not simply map an IP and open the firewall port to your desktop. That is risky.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    You need to have your router/firewall configured to let that traffic in but be careful. If you can't setup a VPN into your environment at home then definitely look into GotoMyPC or similar.
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  • ISMS
    You can also use softwares like teamviewer or crossloop, SkyFex, and UltraVNC etc for remotely logging on to your desktop.
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  • Fahad
    You have several options that you can use to connect to your home computer remotely. You can either use internet service on your home computer and connect to it remotely from your office network using the softwares VNC(Virtual Network Computing) or logmein. Or you can make VPN connection from your computer within your office network to your home computer. But for that you should have a firewall or a Router with a partial firewall functionality. Or you can contact your internet service provider (from which your home computer is geting internet service)and ask them if they could enable the port of VPN on there firewall or Router so that you can access your home computer using VPN. I would recommend you to use VPN(Virtual Private Network) connection since it is secure. It would be great if your ISP allows you to access your home computer using VPN because you wouldnot have to buy a firewall for your home .
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