Yeah, that makes sense. With my ISP I'd have to upgrade my home account to a
business account for that. I was looking for the free/easy/mindless way to
do it. Something like Remote Assistance without needing someone on the other
side to respond when you click Request Control. You connect through an RA
ticket or just by entering the IP addresses from that ticket into some
prompt, enter the password, and you're connected.
Not the most secure thing in the world. But hey, we're talking about a home
network with a dynamic IP address. It's not like it would be exposed all the
time. You'd just have to remember to generate an RA ticket or check your IP
address before you leave.
"Zack Whittaker" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Well, it can be as simple as that yeh. All you need is an external IP of
> which your router or ISP can provide you with, or a direct port or
> something like that.
> I've done it with mine - I've got my computer names linked up to
> ***.zacknet.co.uk so I can access them wherever I go )
> Zack Whittaker
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> "Puppy Breath" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> The Remote Desktop documentation in Windows Ultimate (5308) is a little
>> confusing, as though it's not just a client. But it couldn't possibly be
>> the sort of thing where I just leave my home PC online through my ISP,
>> then connect to it remotely across the Internet, right? My home machine
>> would need a FQDN for me to even be able to find it from afar, right? Not
>> to mention Terminal Services, a Web server, or something.