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Windows 7: Access Home PC Internet from Work PC

31 Mar 2011   #1

Win7 32Bit
 
 
Access Home PC Internet from Work PC

Can I access my Home PC's Internet via the works pc as there is no active phone line? As the title suggests is this possible with a dongle or usb wireless adapter. Tried VNC and Teamviewer but need it only to update virus definitions and google on work pc not to access programs!

Both are running Windows 7

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31 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi EwOkiE,

Take a look at this; Internet Connection Sharing - Enable

Ignore my comments in that tutorial about it only working via ethernet, I have found out that isn't true. I just haven't got round to updating it yet

Hope it helps.
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31 Mar 2011   #3

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
Normally yes.

However you will need to ensure following are OK.

1) Work PC allows RDP outward connections and the ports are open.

2) RDP is available on your work PC and active-X is allowed.

3) on your HOME computer allow inbound connections and ensure port 3389 is available.

4) your router must port forward port 3389 to your INTERNAL HOME computer LAN IP usually something like 192.168.2.3 or 192.168.0.3 or whatever.

5) Now you need to reach your router from the work internet -- if your home ISP doesn't give you a STATIC IP address then use something like a FREE service from No-IP - Dynamic DNS, Static DNS for Your Dynamic IP

This will allow you to connect to your computer even if the IP changes -- a small program which runs automatically after windows is started every 30 mins or so checks the IP address and if it has changed changes the value on the servers so you can always connect remotely.

The main problem is usually getting the work IT bozos to open up the port for RDP and allowing active-X scripting on the works PC but if you can get over these problems its fine.

Note the response will be at your ISP's UPLOAD speed. These days you get pretty OK DOWNLOAD speeds 20 MB or more but UPLOAD stuff tends still not to be that great.

Cheers
jimbo
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31 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Can you explain this more please?

as there is no active phone line? As the title suggests is this possible with a dongle or usb wireless adapter

Are you saying the home PC has no existing internet connection? If so then there is no way this can be done. If it has an existing internet connection then what didn't work with VNC and TeamViewer?
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01 Apr 2011   #5

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
as above it is assumed that you have a VALID working Internet connection AT both ends -- if you can't access the Internet from your work PC then you are hosed up in any case.

VNC and Teamviewer is all very well but this needs stuff / apps to be added to your Work PC --and since these are usually locked down - most normal users dond't have admin rights on a work PC I think the RDP route is better since you are using Bog standard WINDOWS Software which is FREE software in spite of the fact that Teamviewer is quite a good application.

cheers

jimbo
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