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Old 02-05-11, 04:46 PM   #21
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Default Re: Remote Access...

Originally Posted by Rigel4 View Post
I don't understand why you need a modem , when your parents are behind a router.
Ummm, no. All internet connections require a modem, whether its Fibre, Cable, DSL, ISDN, or Dial-Up.

Originally Posted by Rigel4 View Post
the router will conect directly to the isp, and is therefore always on.
Routers have ethernet interfaces. There is no ISP that uses straight RJ45. A modems job is to convert the signal from the external network into an ethernet connection which can be used with a router, computer, gaming console or other network device.

Many modems have routers built in, thats probably why you're confused.

Just an FYI redeemed, you dont need to buy ANY software to do this. You can use the built in remote assistence tool that comes with windows or a 3rd party VNC server/client like TightVNC.

What you will need is your parents external IP address. Just have them goto and give you the number.

Since they have a router, you will need to find out their internal IP and get it forwarded. Have them goto Control Panel >> Network & Internet >> Network and Sharing >> Change Adapter Settings >> double click on the interface (whether its local area connection or wireless network connection) >> click status, then have them write down the IPv4 IP address.

Open up the router... ( login (assuming its default)
USername: admin
Password: admin


USername: admin
Password: password

Goto the port forwarding/virtual server connection... and follow the steps form that link.

Just fill in the blanks, you the internal port is 3389

Alternatively, you can use TightVNC (which i think is the better choice)...

VNC uses port 5900.

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