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Windows 7: Remote Homegroup?


13 Oct 2009   #1

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Remote Homegroup?

Hey

Homegroups are great. However there is one thing that I just can't seem to do with it. I want to be able to access my Homegroup from places other than home. I have a computer with all my media and stuff on it but wouldn't it be great to keep my media at home and still be able to access it from my laptop wherever I am?

Is there any way to do this? If so, please enlighten.

Thx

(Sorry if this is a really obvious answer. I've done my Googleing and have not had any success.)

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13 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrkvchm View Post
Hey

Homegroups are great. However there is one thing that I just can't seem to do with it. I want to be able to access my Homegroup from places other than home. I have a computer with all my media and stuff on it but wouldn't it be great to keep my media at home and still be able to access it from my laptop wherever I am?

Is there any way to do this? If so, please enlighten.

Thx

(Sorry if this is a really obvious answer. I've done my Googleing and have not had any success.)
Mrk

Ok so you want to be able to access my homegoup from the internet. Change from homegroup to workgroup, disable IPv6, make an exception from eother your computers mac addy, or its IP to pass fiorewall

If this is not a fix tell us abt you network setup

Ken
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13 Oct 2009   #3

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

@Ken: I knew you beat me with this!

mrkvchm, welcome to the SevenForums. I think Remote Desktop is exactly what you need.

Kari
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13 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

Mrk

Ok so you want to be able to access my homegoup from the internet. Change from homegroup to workgroup, disable IPv6, make an exception from eother your computers mac addy, or its IP to pass fiorewall

If this is not a fix tell us abt you network setup

Ken
See, I would, but I don't have access to my router. Also, I have found workgroups to be a lot harder to work with than homegroups. Is there any way to access my media and stuff without having to tamper with my router?

Also, since I have a thread open, I would like to be able to access the http server running on the same computer from over the internet, but again I dont have access to port forwarding settings. Is there any chance I can access it anyway? I doubt it but I figure it can't hurt to ask.
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13 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
@Ken: I knew you beat me with this!

mrkvchm, welcome to the SevenForums. I think Remote Desktop is exactly what you need.

Kari

Too many http's on that link, try this one

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network
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13 Oct 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrMephitis View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
@Ken: I knew you beat me with this!

mrkvchm, welcome to the SevenForums. I think Remote Desktop is exactly what you need.

Kari

Too many http's on that link, try this one

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network
My bad, sorry. Thanks for pointing that out. Fixed the link.

Kari
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13 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

As you do not have access to the port forward settings in your router then what you need may not be possible

However you could try a 3rd party application for remote desktop access that is designed for minimal configuration.

I would suggest that you take a look at TeamViewer

TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet
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