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Windows 7: setting up a vpn or proxy to access anywhere with address and port nu

08 Dec 2010   #1
eclair4151

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
setting up a vpn or proxy to access anywhere with address and port nu

hi so i have windows 7 and it works fine. i have a question more then a problem. i can set up a vpn for my own house but i am in school and my friends all go to internet settings advanced and go to proxy settings and enter an address and port. does this have to do with vpn? is it possible for me to set up something like this at my house to connect to at school. or does anyone know of a place where i can get this address and port number.

any help is greatly appreciated. thanks


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08 Dec 2010   #2
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Hello and Welcome ecair4151,

If I understand correctly, you want to connect to your PC desktop at home from anywhere including whilst at school?

If so, other than opening your PC up to exposer, the one way is to use Remote Desktop. But the Desktop needs to be XP Pro, XP MCE2005 or higher, Windows Se7en Pro or higher. Its easier if you leave the desktop on, but you can use free apps like magicpacket to wake a Desktop Up even when its left turned off.

If this is what your trying to do , post & I'll search the tutorial sec. for "Remote Desktop" and help ya a little easier. Don't know for sure if its there, but I'd bet the farm it is!
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08 Dec 2010   #3
eclair4151

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

yes im pretty sure thats what im trying to do. just know that i cant load programs at my school only access internet options so if i needed to load remote desktop there that would be a problem. and my computer is on all the time anyway.
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09 Dec 2010   #4
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OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eclair4151 View Post
yes im pretty sure thats what im trying to do. just know that i cant load programs at my school only access internet options so if i needed to load remote desktop there that would be a problem. and my computer is on all the time anyway.
No you don't need to do anything at school, just need an internet connection.

Try this, but keep in mind that you must be running an OS that I listed above, or you won't have the option to connect remotely via MS Remote Desktp.

Here's a way to check if you have remote desktop on your "Desktop" PC:

If XP: right click on "My Computer" icon and click Properties. Then choose "Remote", it should look like this if you have it:

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If Se7en: Right Click on "Computer" and click "Properties" in the left colum click "Remote settings", it should look like this:

Attachment 122201

Without them, you would need to most likely buy a Remote PC Connection Program.

They do have software like symantec that can do this on any OS, but any that are free, not sure.

Start here if you have Remote Desktop on your PC....

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network

and either post questions back here, or if more related to set-up questions you could post in the tutorial too, just no double posting please.

Good Luck
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09 Dec 2010   #5
eclair4151

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

no i cant access that all i can access is what i said above. where i go on to firefox then i click tools>options>advanced>network>settings> then i click use manual proxy and use an http or socks v4/v5 host with port number
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10 Dec 2010   #6
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eclair4151 View Post
no i cant access that all i can access is what i said above. where i go on to firefox then i click tools>options>advanced>network>settings> then i click use manual proxy and use an http or socks v4/v5 host with port number
Forgeta'bout all that, just check if the desktop you want to connect to (your "home" desktop) and see if you have those settings. Post back if you have remote desktop or not.
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10 Dec 2010   #7
eclair4151

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

oh ok now i see what you mean. and yes i do. but i tried to follow that guide and i am really confused.
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10 Dec 2010   #8
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OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eclair4151 View Post
no i cant access that all i can access is what i said above. where i go on to firefox then i click tools>options>advanced>network>settings> then i click use manual proxy and use an http or socks v4/v5 host with port number

Sorry, but your described way is over my head. Maybe we can get ya some help here. I'll call the vip office.
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10 Dec 2010   #9
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Is this your computer, or the schools?
Are you in a high school or college?
What exactly are YOU trying to do?

Entering the proxy settings in Firefox is a way to allow a portable internet browser to access the internet through the schools proxy server (which allows websites to be blocked).

~Lordbob
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10 Dec 2010   #10
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Basically, OP is asking how to Remote to their home PC from school.

Unless you can use something like Goto MyPC or maybe LogMeIn from the web, there are others.

Or applications like Dameware, TightVNC or other.

If you are not referring to Remote Desktop capabilities as I have mentioned and just want to access files on the system like an FTP site, you can set that up using built-in IIS.

Or you might setup an FTP Server using other software. Like Filezilla.

It depends on really what it is that you are wanting to do exactly.

But VPN is not what you are really looking for.
Unless you are wanting to use VPN to connect remotely to your home PC and use it as a gateway to mapped resources and/or (i think) as a proxy server? I'm a little fuzzy on those capabilities.

VPN is not the same as Remote Desktop stuff.

OR,,,,, maybe you want to install a Proxy Server on your home PC,,, then you can setup the proxy settings on the browser at school,, (maybe) and use your own proxy server.

http://www.ehow.com/how_6639803_inst...xy-server.html

But keep in mind that all this does is provide a gateway out to the full web, without restrictions. This doesn't have anything to do with connecting to your Home PC and accessing files, etc.
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