remote connection from Windows XP Proffessional into Windows XP Home Edition

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Netman, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Netman

    Netman Guest


    I am looking for the freeware tool which let me connect
    from computer which has Windows XP Professional system (1) installed
    into computer which has Windows XP Home Edition SP3 system (2) installed.

    The computer (2) is behind the router and has own local IP address as two
    The most important thing is that I cannot use any tool, because the net
    which is
    (1) computer has boundries. I tried to use connection but
    it failed. The connection via web page works only when I try
    to connect from (2) computer into (1) computer. I think it is the problem
    of the ports which are blocked.

    Do you know some other freeware tool which let me connect from computer to
    Maybe you have some tested tool which works fine even when a lot of ports is
    I would like to see the desktop of (2) computer, because I would like to
    follow up
    the rendering of video application.

    Thank you in advance
    Netman, Jul 22, 2011
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  2. Netman

    me again Guest

    Every day I use mstsc.exe for that purpose.

    GOTOMYPC is a good system also.

    Is there a firewall in the path?
    me again, Jul 23, 2011
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  3. Netman

    Netman Guest

    I got it.

    This worked fine in my situation.

    Netman, Jul 23, 2011
  4. Netman

    Joe J Guest

    OK, probably a dumb question, but does the PC you are trying to connect to,
    have to always be on? Or, is there a way to remotely start it?
    I'm just beginning to think about some kind of home security system that I
    could monitor from another location. But I really have no clue to what I'm
    even thinking about. I just have a spare desktop that has Active home
    running on it and trying to decide if there is anything practical I could do
    with that. Like check if the lights are on, make sure furnace is running in
    winter, monitor house temperature, make sure the sump pump has power etc...
    All from my laptop while gone.
    Joe J, Aug 2, 2011
  5. Joe J snuck on to your hard drive to scribble:
    This would be an extension of the old adage, "It helps if you plug it

    If it's off, it's off. Without some fancy hardwiring of the switch and
    some added equipment.

    Might work in Stand-by mode, you could possibly test that, but a
    complete power outage would shut it down and require a manual restart.

    -There are some who call me...

    "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's
    - Isaac Asimov
    James D Andrews, Aug 2, 2011
  6. Netman

    me again Guest

    A PC in "sleep mode" can be awakened by NIC "activity" (internet traffic) I believe.
    me again, Aug 2, 2011
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