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Connecting to a LAN from home
roachieg Apr-28-00 02:20 PM
I want to connect to my computer at work from home, does the Server at work need a modem for me to be able to connect or can I connect via IP addresses somehow? I know very little, I have heard something about PC Anywhere but don't understand the concept to it, can somebody help?

Thank you in Advance


1. RE: Connecting to a LAN from home
lbyard Apr-28-00 04:55 PM
In response to message 0
The Server at work has to be a Server on the Internet with an Internet IP address to connect to it via the Internet (there are other ways of doing this). Or have another means of connection, such as a lease line or dial-up and remote access software running ( and there are other means for doing this, as well). All of the details for all of the methods are very lengthy and beyond the scope of a forum. May I suggest that you discuss this with the person or organization in charge of the server and your network.

I haven't looked at pcAnywhere recently, but have installed it several times in years past. With a pcAnywhere Client you can dial-up or otherwise connect to a remote computer running the pcAnywhere Host, log onto the Host, and take over the remote computer's screen and keyboard. If for example you want to look at a spread sheet on the remote computer, that computer would run the program, such as Excel, but you would see the screen on your local computer and have keyboard input to the program. The program itself does not run on the local computer. This reduces the amount of data going over the connection as only the keyboard data has to be transmitted and the screen data has to be received. All of the other data transfers (which is the bulk of the data transferred), which would otherwise have to go back and forth over the communications link to the application, if it were running on the local computer and accessing data on the remote computer, is done on the remote computer. pcAnywhere works pretty good, but can be rather difficult to install. More info is available on Symantecís web site at: http://www.symantec.com/pcanywhere/index.html. Larry


2. RE: Connecting to a LAN from home
roachieg Apr-28-00 05:01 PM
In response to message 1
LAST EDITED ON Apr-28-00 AT 05:02 PM (GMT)

>The Server at work has to
>be a Server on the
>Internet with an Internet IP
>address to connect to it
>via the Internet (there are
>other ways of doing this).
> Or have another means
>of connection, such as a
>lease line or dial-up and
>remote access software running (
>and there are other means
>for doing this, as well).
> All of the details
>for all of the methods
>are very lengthy and beyond
>the scope of a forum.
> May I suggest that
>you discuss this with the
>person or organization in charge
>of the server and your
>network.


I am administering the network, I have no formal education regarding this issue, can you suggest where I might be able to find a good resource on what I am trying to accomplish.

I am trying to get to my computer at work from home, can you suggest the best way to do this?
thank you


3. RE: Connecting to a LAN from home
lbyard Apr-28-00 05:07 PM
In response to message 2
Could yoiu describe your network in detail? What kind of server do you have? Larry

4. RE: Connecting to a LAN from home
roachieg Apr-28-00 05:11 PM
In response to message 3
I have Windows NT Server, we get to the internet via router, does my server need a modem?

5. RE: Connecting to a LAN from home
lbyard Apr-28-00 07:44 PM
In response to message 4
I have not done it and it's probably a big learning curve (Although MS says itís easy; almost nothing is simple with NT), but you should be able to connect via the Internet to your server and thus your LAN using the point-to-point tunneling protocol. See http://www.microsoft.com/ntserver/commserv/techdetails/prodarch/pptpwp.asp. That would allow file downloading, etc. But if you have a dial-up from your home PC to the Internet it is probably going to be too slow to operate directly on remote files with applications on your home computer. I have tried that with years ago with Novellís remote access and it was unusable, whereas pcAnywhere was usable, albeit still slow (but PCís and dial-ups were slower back then). So, you may want to run pcAnywhere over a virtual private network created with the point-to-point tunneling network. See: http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/pca.nsf/docid/199792482420. If I had your router (wish I did), I'd try it. You may find it a bit challenging. A simpler way may be to just buy a MODEM and dial you PC at work directly with pcAnywhere. That works, but would not be nearly as fast, I would presume, as a high-speed connection to the Internet (cable MODEM, DSL, etc.) and going through the Internet via the router to your server and thus to your LAN hard disks. If you have an Internet domain and a corresponding static Internet IP for your server, you could setup IIS (Internet Information Server which comes with NT or the service pak, I forget which) and use FTP to move stuff back and forth over the Internet. All of this will not give you anywhere near the performance of your LAN. Larry

6. RE: Connecting to a LAN from home
lbyard Apr-28-00 08:17 PM
In response to message 0
LAST EDITED ON Apr-28-00 AT 08:20 PM (GMT)

Then there is always a "floppy disk network"... You could put Zip drives in both computers and use the Windows Briefcase to "network" them. You can't be in both places at once and a Zip drive is much faster than a WAN. Larry


7. RE: Connecting to a LAN from home
oNe! Nov-01-00 10:41 PM
In response to message 6
I know how to do it easily and through DOS.....if you have admin password its easy....

I will not post how to do it on the forum though ....... for obvious reasons

mail me and ill give you the instructions...

waddyc56@hotmail.com

you can do what u want to the computer you connect to .......
With a dial up connection from home it may be slow ............


8. RE: Connecting to a LAN from home
robert03 Nov-02-00 02:24 AM
In response to message 7
If your server at work is connected to the net with a router, and u have a static ip then u can setup a virtual private network and connect from home, if u have a modem and an internet account at home.

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