Windows XP has this wonderful additon called 'remote desktop' whereas you are supposed to be able to login and work on your office machine from home.
I can do a remote desktop with all LOCAL (intralan) machines in which I have an account. The question is HOW do I do it via the WAN (internet). If I'm sitting at my machine I can allow anyone to view my desktop via msn messenger/windows messenger or help and support.
Note: this is my Home network and home machine that I want to login to from afield i.e. start my ftp service, change virtual directories on my system etc. whatever.
I sometimes need to login to my own machine from afar. Saves an hours drive back and forth from my work area.
The question is HOW!!
What am I missing?
I'd rather NOT use gotomypc or other addon's. I want to USE what was built into the operating system. XP PRO SP2.
I do have a domain name attached to my IP address (WAN) and can remotely access my router (DI-604), knowing in advance which IP I will be at and the appropriate password.
Note: my isp does block netbios, ports 21-25-80 etc and I've set my router to use alternate WAN ports mapped to local ports.
Any clues as to what I'm missing here?