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How to Access Your Computer Remotely

Watch more How to Understand Computer Hardware videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to access your computer remotely with this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Use MS Remote Desktop Use Microsoft's Remote Desktop software if you've got Windows XP. If you are using Vista or 7, you probably have the Remote Desktop built in. Right click on My Computer, choose Properties, and then the Remote tab. Check the Remote Access box. Tip If you're a Mac person, download Microsoft's Desktop Connection software for OSX. Step 2: Get a host name Sign up for a host name with a service like DynDNS. This will let you assign a name to your IP address. Step 3: Configure your router Configure port forwarding on your router following the instructions in your router's manual that will allow remote access. The default port for XP is 3389. Step 4: Use a VNC viewer Use a VNC viewer as an alternative to your system's remote desktop software. Try TightVNC for PC or JollysFastVNC for Mac. Then enter your domain name and get to work as if you were sitting in front of your own computer. Did You Know? The first large-scale computer communications network was established in 1958. The Semi-Automatic Ground Environment - SAGE - linked hundreds of radar stations in the United States and Canada.
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