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ringbinder

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    Remote access to my home network
    « on: September 29, 2008, 06:21:04 AM »
    Hello,

    I have a home network:  1 PC running Win XP Pro SP2,  1 Sony Vaio notebook running Win XP Pro SP2, 1 Acer Aspire notebook running Win Vista Home Premium, 1 MacBook running OS X 10.4   All this connected via a Belkin wireless router.

    I have one more Acer Aspire notebook which I will use on the road and I want to be able to access my home network to share data, etc. and for my desktop PC to access data on the roaming Acer.   How can I do that ?  Does it mean I need a VPN ?   I tried reading about OpenVPN but was completely bamboozled by jargon.   If a VPN is the only way to do this, then can someone please explain how to do it in simple terms and words of very few syllables ? 

    Thanks in advance for any help you can give and please excuse if this has been covered before and I have been unable to find a suitable thread.

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    cohen



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      Re: Remote access to my home network
      « Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 06:22:38 AM »
      Try log me in, when i used it last, it did all the stuff you want it to do.... very nice... and easy to use...
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      ringbinder

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        Re: Remote access to my home network
        « Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 07:49:02 AM »
        Thanks Cohen, a quick try of Logmein seems to work well.  That could be my easy solution.
        Thanks for your help.
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