How to allow incoming connections for remote access on Windows 2000.
- Click Start
- Network and dialup connections
- Click "Make New Connect"
- Click Next
- Select "Accept incoming connections"
- Select a Modem if you don't have broadband else select nothing of a VPN.
- Select "Allow virtual private connections"
- Select an existing user of click "add" to add a new user with password.
The following is optional but recommended especially if you need to access
one machine which are networked.
- Select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
- Click "Properties"
- Select "Specify TCP/IP address"
- Input "From" I.E. 192.168.1.50
- Input "To" I.E. 192.168.1.100
- Click "OK"
- Click "Finish"
The steps are slightly different for Windows XP but basically the same.
If you PC is connected to the internet via a router instead of a modem then you will have to forward the following ports:-
These ports will need to be forward to the IP Address your machine.
Once this is done you will be able to either dial in or create a VPN
Then you will be able to map a drive to any shared folders on the machine.
If you wish to control the machine you can do this by using program such as
administrator) , PCAnywhere or Remote Assistance in Windows XP.