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Westell WireSpeed Remote Access

By jallenlsi
Oct 13, 2005
  1. I'm setting up a Westell Wirespeed Dual Connect DSL modem to my father-in-laws PC. Everything's up and running fine. However, I'd like to be able to access his PC remotely using VNC, Windows Remote Desktop Connection or PCAnywhere so that I may work on it from my home or from my desk at work. The modem receives its address via DHCP, so I know that will be a variable address. I can work around that. The modem acts as a DHCP server to the pc, delivering an address of 192.168.1.1, with the modem showing it's internal address as 192.168.1.254. I can ping the external address of the modem with no problem. How can I route back through the modem. From an external source, how can I get to the PC residing on a non-routable network?
     
  2. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Can you set up port forwarding on that modem/router?
     
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Unless your father-in-law's PC is in the DMZ, you will need to forward whichever port you use for your remote connection.

    BTW
    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
     
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    from what I gather
    you will be able to vnc from remote outsid of the home wan
    your isp has given you a ip address that both pc's share
    you may not be able to remote in house conflicting same ip address
    is this modem router configurable
    does it have a address like 192.168.1.1
    usually dsl isp address's don't change that much.
    when I had dsl it stayed with same addy for 1 year
    xp pro remoting will allow open port numbers
    so like your ip is 23.145.1.23 use 23.145.1.23:8080
    read the books
    may want to look up a server setup/client software
     
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