How Do I Connect From My Home Computer Directly To My Friends Computer Using The Internet?

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Rosie Normanton Profile
Rosie Normanton answered
Microsoft has the instructions on their website to enable Internet Connection Sharing on a network connection, for use in a home office or when the two computers or machines are wanting to be linked up. Firstly, click Start, then Control Panel, then double-click Network Connections. Click the local area network (LAN) connection or click the dial-up networking connection that you want to share (the one that connects to the Internet), and then under Network Tasks, click Change settings of this connection. On the Advanced tab, click to select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection check box. If this is a dial-up networking connection, and you want the connection to be automatically dialled when another computer on your network tries to connect to the Internet, click to select the Establish a dial-up connection whenever a computer on my network attempts to access the Internet check box. If you want to permit other network users to enable or to disable the shared Internet connection, click to select the Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection check box. Under Internet Connection Sharing in Home networking connection, select the connection that connects the computer that is sharing its Internet connection to the other computers on your network.
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Paul Pongratz answered
There is a nice program called Radmin (remote administration) that you can download for free. It comes in two parts, one installs on the "client" machine the other installs on the "server" machine. This program is secure, uses password protection etc. You can view everything the other PC is doing (live screen capture/video hook) or you can take over remote operation - it looks just like your own desptop! It even allows you to turn off the remote PC - you have full control over everything - just as if you were sitting in the chair in front of it!!! This works great for managing our small network - as I often need to assist users in-process of their work. There are several other programs - another is called Hamachi. Try a few of them. Using Microsoft's remote feature is limited and cumbersome - use it if you can stand it - especially if the two PC's are using different OS's (like WinXP to Win7 or Vista)
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karin bernal answered
If you both have windows xp you can use remote desktop, as Essy pointed out. Click on Start-Accessories-Communications-Remote Desktop and type in your friend's IP address.

Read up on Remove Desktop under Help so you know how it works. I have used this to fix my Dad's computer - he lives in Northern Canada and I live in California. It's great.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
If you're talking about PC's you can use Remote Desktop Connection. This needs to be activated on both PC's I think.
marathi shirsat Profile
marathi shirsat answered
The accessing other PC from our PC it's mostly useful within LAN connection
internet connection don't allow you to it b'coz we access internet through ISP
who has higher security

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