Remote Access David Caesar-Dare & Deb Meisels with special thanks to Jimmy Lamake OUR CHOICES • Microsoft Remote Desktop OUR CHOICES • Microsoft Remote Desktop • CrossLoop OUR CHOICES • Microsoft Remote Desktop • CrossLoop • GotomyPC OUR CHOICES • Microsoft Remote Desktop • CrossLoop • GotomyPC • LogMeIn Microsoft Remote Desktop • One of the best features of Windows XP Professional and Windows Vista is Remote Desktop. • From any Internet connection, you can use Remote Desktop to access your home computer, bring up information you need, and continue with everyday life. The Good News The Remote Desktop Connection software is pre-installed with Windows XP Pro and Vista. Basic Networking Terms • WAN Address = Wide Area Network Address (External Address) • LAN Address = Computers may be on a router (Internal Address) • Client = Computer you are working from • Host = Computer you are trying to access • Port = Entry point of a computer IP Address • Every machine on the • Internet has a unique identifying number, called an IP Address. A typical IP address looks like this: 126.96.36.199 • Just as a phone number is unique: 1.914.946.5511 Scenario 1 Two Computers Inside a LAN ______________________ ____________________ Den Computer------------- Kitchen Computer 192.168.2.2 192.168.2.3 LAN Configure Host Machine • Host must be XP Pro, 2003 Server, Media Center, or Vista • Account on Host machine must have a password • Start / Control Panel / User Accounts Configure Remote Desktop on Host • Right click on My • • • Computer Select Properties Click “Remote” tab Check “Allow users to connect remotely to this computer.” Get Your Internal IP Address • Start / Run / CMD • ipconfig /all Configure XP Firewall • Control Panel > Windows Firewall > On ¾Uncheck “Don’t Allow Exceptions” ¾On Exceptions tab, check Remote Desktop ¾Click OK Configure Zone Alarm • Open Zone Alarm • Under Firewall, click Add • Input Remote Desktop, an IP range, and set to Trusted • Click Apply Configure Other Firewalls http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/firewalling/routerindex.ht • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 8Signs Firewall Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro Armor2Net Firewall BitDefender Internet Security v10 BullGuard CA Personal Firewall Comodo Firewall Lavasoft Personal Firewall LookNStop Personal Firewall McAfee Security Center Norton Internet Security 2007 NVidia ActiveArmor Firewall Panda Antivirus N Firewall Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall TermiNetPersonalFirewall The Shield Firewall Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security Windows XP Firewall ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall • Instructions for both Hardware and Software Firewalls are found there Accessing Host From Client Click Start / All Programs / Accessories / Communication / Remote Desktop Use the Host Internal IP Address from ipconfig /all Host Computer Name:……………. Host Computer Password:……………… You are now on the Remote Desktop inside a LAN Scenario 2 2 Computers on a WAN With No Host Router Scenario 2 2 Computers on a WAN With No Host Router • Using ipchicken, get Host IP address • Update Client firewall (if not Windows) to allow access Scenario 3 Two Computers on Different LANs Client Computer--Internet--Router--Host Computer 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 School ______________________________________________ WAN __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ Port forward :3389 192.168.2.1 LAN 192.168.2.2 Home Routers Separate WAN From Your LAN The router holds the External IP Address from your Internet provider. 220.127.116.11 WAN ------------------------------------------------LAN 192.168.2.1 192.168.2.3 192.168.2.2 Routers give out Internal IP Address for every computer inside the LAN side WHAT IS A PORT? • Each machine has 64,000+ ports • Many are reserved for specific applications • Port 3389 is reserved for remote desktop • For multiple accounts, the port number increases by 1 (the second account would be 3390, etc.) LinkSys Router Port Forwarding Scenario 3 Two Computers on Different LANs • Need to Port Forward the Host Router • Open your browser and go to http://portforward.com/routers.htm • Click on your specific router and print the settings for Remote Desktop Scenario 3 (continued) ADD PORT FORWARD TO YOUR ROUTER • Open your browser and go to your router’s Web • • • • page, i.e., 192.168.2.1 Input the Router User Name:_______ Router Password:_********_ Input the settings from the Port Forward page and forward port 3389 to your Internal IP Address, i.e., 192.168.2.3 www.portforward.com for your particular router. Scenario 3 Get Your External IP Address • External IP Address of the Host computer www.ipchicken.com 18.104.22.168 Host Computer Info You Need • Host External IP Address:____.___.___.____ • Router Model • Router Logon and Password • Instructions to Port Forward for the Router • Set your Firewall to trust Port Forward • Host Internal IP Address:____.___.___.____ • Host User Name:_________________ • Host Password:_**********_ Two Computers on Different LANs on Client Computer • Click Start / All Programs / Accessories / Communication / Remote Desktop Input the External IP Address for the Host computer Login and Password • Input your info • Host Name:__________ • Host Password:_********_ • You are now logged on to the remote computer. Where do you get Remote Desktop Connection Software if you don’t have it on your computer? • From Microsoft • http://www.microsoft.com/windowsx p/downloads/tools/rdclientdl.mspx WHERE CAN YOU FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MICROSOFT REMOTE DESKTOP? • www.microsoft.com • www.pchell.com • www.portforward.com • www.youtube.com CrossLoop • www.crossloop.com • • • • Click on Free Download Run, Run, English, Next Accept agreement, Install, Finish On Host, Click Host Tab, then Connect, send access code to remote person • On Remote, click Join Tab, enter access code, then click Connect • On Host, accept the remote computer CrossLoop – Simple Secure Screen Sharing • Connect any two PCs • File transfer capability • Switch control to make collaboration easier • View Only and Share Control modes What Is Unique About CrossLoop • • • Ease of use - no router configuration required Secure and encrypted CrossLoop does not require Windows XP Pro GoToMyPC • www.gotomypc.com • Download program on Host machine, install, and sign up with credit card • Log in to Web site from another computer • Click Connect. GoToMyPC Pricing • Monthly Plan: $19.95/mo. • Annual Plan: $179.40/yr. Save 25% LogMeIn Overview • LogMeIn is Remote Connectivity Software • From any Internet connection you can use it to go to any Host computer 30-Day Trial • Free for personal or business use • Premium Service costs. • For 30 days, you get Free/Pro/Reach • Add as many computers as you want • After 30 days you’ll have the free version Create a Sign Up • • • • • • https://secure.logmein.com/home.asp Create an account Use https site (https = secure) Enter your email address and choose a password Follow the setup wizard Add a Computer • From computer you are adding, go to www.logmein.com and log in • Click on Add Computer • Add the software on the Host • Input your Access Code • You will see a square silver icon in the sys tray of the Host computer. Connect • Log into www.logmein.com, click the computer you want to access, and you're in! Go to Work • From any client computer • Send email • Run programs • Open files Premium Products • LogMeIn Pro - Securely access your PCs, hear • • • • sound, print from anywhere and share files LogMeIn Hamachi - Instantly connect multiple computers in a VPN LogMeIn IT Reach - servers over the Web LogMeIn Backup - backups to storage devices LogMeIn Rescue - Support remote PCs over the Web without pre-installing software Feature Comparison Cost Collaboration Remote Desktop CrossLoop GoToMyPC LogMeIn Free No Free Yes Yes Easiest $$ Yes Yes Easy Free/$$ Yes Yes/$$ Moderate File Xfer Ease of Use Complex Another fine presentation from the dynamic duo of Dave and Deb David Caesar-Dare and Deb Meisels and special thanks to Jimmy Lamake That’s All, Folks!