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I have the latest DLink Air Plus router and card.
Both work fine and I can access from the laptop wirelessly the internet and
my mail anwhere in the house. So far -- great.

Now what do I have to do to see and work from the laptop with the contents
of the desktop? Like Quicken, or any other program.

I am using Windows XP with SP #2 successfully installed




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Try this site for the info you want.
http://www.careyholzman.com/xp/home/xphome-1.htm If you do uninstall any
firewall software as the site suggests, please re-install it after you get
your network up and running.

Robert....

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Easiest option would be to use Windows Remote Desktop Connection
option. It would allow you to logon to your desktop computer from your
laptop computer, as if you are sitting right in front of your desktop.

Caveat: if you have XP Home edition on your Desktop computer, you are
out of luck. You will need XP Professional on the Desktop. You can have
XP Pro or Home Edition on your laptop though.

cheers,
Tony



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I have the PRO version on the desktop and HOME on the laptop.

Now what do I need to do?

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To open Remote Desktop Connection, click Start, point to Programs or All
Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click
Remote Desktop Connection


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Just Me, D


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Thanks very much for the information. I shall proceed as you suggest.

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you could use VNC which is free http://www.realvnc.com /


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AnthonyL


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This is the error message:

""unable to resolve host by name. The requested name (Ritter197) is inthe
database,but it does not have the correct associated data being resolved
for(11004)""

A most cryptic message to my eyes.


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""unable to resolve host by name. The requested name (Ritter197) is inthe
database,but it does not have the correct associated data being resolved
for(11004)""

A most cryptic message to my eyes.


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I use the software from www.access-remote-pc.com

Works wired/wireless (Server on the desktop, and client on the laptops.. and
Works via lan or dial up when I am away), worked first time and pretty neat,
and with others versions of windows too (sister has 98se, works from her
house to mine)

It did however cost about $35... wasn't free

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Use VPN



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Doug has already mentioned about how to start Remote Desktop Connection
from your laptop. On your Desktop, you may need to enable Remote
Desktop sharing -- can't remember if it is turned on or off by default
(my guess is it is turned off by default). If you have Windows firewall
enabled, then you will need to change the firewall settings to enable
remote desktop connections to be hosted by your desktop.

cheers,
Tony



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Where and how do I turn on the Remote desktop sharing?

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To turn on Remote Desktop Sharing, do the following:
1.    Right-click on MY COMPUTERand then click on PROPERTIES
2.     The last tab should be REMOTE. Click on the REMOTE tab
3.    Click on the empty box that states: ALLOW USERS TO CONNECT REMOTELY TO
THIS COMPUTER.
4.    Click APPLY or OK.

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I see all things except the empty box that allows users etc etc.

This is on the laptop with windowsxp and SP#2 installed, Home edition.


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XP Pro only, not Home.

Right click on My Computah.  Select Properties.
Hit the "Remote" tab.  You're on your own from there.

Also, be sure to check the Windoze Firewall Exceptions:
Control Panel -> Windoze Firewall -> Exceptions
Check the "Remote Desktop" box.

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True.  You need XP Pro for the Remote Desktop server, but the client
is available (free) for other Windoze mutations:
|  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/rdclientdl.mspx
Also for the Mac.
|
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherproducts/otherproducts.aspx?pid=remotedesktopclient


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Jeff Liebermann    jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us
150 Felker St #D   http://www.LearnByDestroying.com">http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
Santa Cruz CA 95060    AE6KS  831-336-2558


Re: access wirelessly the desktop from laptop


Jeff and all the others who are trying to help me:

I am progressing rather nicely except when I go to the laptop and I want to
access wirelessly the desktop, it asks for the desktop computer name.

I cannot find that name under Search. I tried MSHOME but that apparently is
also not correct.

How do I find the name of the computer desktop?


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http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherproducts/otherproducts.aspx?pid=remotedesktopclient
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On your desktop computer:
- right click on the "My Computer" icon
- select "Properties"
- select "Computer Name" tab. You'll see the "Full Computer Name" --
that's the one you need to use.

Also, make sure that your laptop and your desktop are part of the same
workgroup. If they are not, click on the "Change..." button on the same
dialog, and enter a workgroup name. By default it would be set to
"MSHOME" on both your desktop and laptop -- you can just leave it at
that.

cheers,
Tony



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Again, thanks.
Slowly, but surely, with all your help I am approaching the finish line.

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I got my wireless (laptop and desktop) working and I can get to the Internet
and mail wirelessly on the or rather with the Laptop.

But I have a devil of a time to access from the laptop to the desktop and
working remotely the desktop as if I was sitting in front of the desktop.

I have dowloaded a VNC (virtual network) and installed it on both computers.

It also put the VNC icon on the desktop of my laptop,but when I click on it
asks for the server name.

I have typed "Comcast.net" did not work (even that is my ISP)
Tried my full name as it appears when I rightclick on my desktop
computer,where it says "owner-mdaeg etc"
Does not work.

I have typed my windowsxp user name "Karolus"
does not work.

So what do I need to do now? Puzzled and frustated
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