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Adding Remote Computer to Network

By gregthe1000
Jul 3, 2007
  1. How do I go about making a computer on one network a part of another when it's not directly connected to it? Do I have to use an IP address somewhere?
    What I'm really trying to do is connect to another computer of mine that's in a different part of town.
    I've tried using PcAnywhere and Remote Desktop, but it can't connect to the computer......a full week of connection mayhem.:(
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Exactly how are you connected... wired, wireless? Cable? Satellite?
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,522   +336

    PCanywhere is a GOOD choice -- most likely you need adjustments to the firewalls on both ends :)
     
  4. gregthe1000

    gregthe1000 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    There's two buildings

    One with a computer I want to connect to from the other building.
    It's all wired.

    I try to use PcAnywhere and both firewalls are turned off (Norton recommended). What's even more interesting is that the computer I want to connect to is set up for more than one computer to connect to it...and THEY work fine........

    another thing...I'm using the IP address given to me by www.whatismyipaddress.com is this the wrong address?
    thanks in advance
     
  5. gregthe1000

    gregthe1000 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    I don't know how to get PcAnywhere to connect to the other computer using the router's IP address along with the local IP address.

    Is there a way to combine them in PcAnywhere so that it finds the specific computer?
     
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Sounds to me like you need to forward a port on the router to make PCAnywhere go the the PC you are trying to access. It will help to set that PC up as a static address as well.
     
  7. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,675

  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,522   +336

    it's the external IP that is necessary to make the connection.
    the port forwarding is port XX forwarded to the internal Lan address.
     
  9. gregthe1000

    gregthe1000 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

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