How does one access a remote pc via its ip Ad

January 22, 2011 at 13:14:06
Specs: Windows XP
Could someone explain briftly how having an ip address can give you access to a remote computer, I am trying to setup a remote connection to an open WIFI service and I dont have a clue where to start, I lost my job reciently and I am finding it increaseingly difficult to keep paying my monthly e-mail / Phone bills I basically need a free wifi account if anyone can genuinely I need your help I am using a friends pc to access the net as I type and soon I will have no Internet Connection, well thats the situation sadly so I need help from any source, thank's everyone.........................................

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#1
January 22, 2011 at 14:56:57
I think you will find that in almost all jurisdictions, accessing any network without proper authority is a criminal offense.

To access a remote computer you need a little more than an IP address. The remote computer has to be configured to accept remote connections to begin with.

The only solution is to use your local library

Stuart


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#2
January 22, 2011 at 15:54:15
Firstly I had no intentions of Breaking the Law, Secondly if you had took the time to read my request you will find that I said I wanted to link up to a Free WIFI service that the last time I checked is not illegal, dont bother answering questions untill You READ the Question first, as for Library well Ill leave that to you, you seem to find solace in "Going to the Library" Thank you for Nothing

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#3
January 22, 2011 at 16:13:24
To access a free WIFI service first you have to have a wireless NIC in your PC and then be within range of the free service transmission point. Hence the recommendation you use a local library.
And as to the misunderstanding of your initial question, You asked "How does one access a remote pc via its ip Ad"

That is not the same as "How does one access a free WIFI service" To access a remote PC you need an internet connection ( which you say you can no longer afford) and the remote PC must be configured to allow you to connect.

So to answer you fully the first question would be are you using a laptop or desktop system? ie are you fixed or mobile? If fixed your options are limited.
If you cannot afford to keep paying for a broadband service perhaps you can afford a dialup. It is slow but cheap. You may very well be able to detect any unsecured wireless networks in your immediate vacinity but accessing someone else's internet that way may offend your sense of morality. It does mine.

If you are mobile then you will have to find some free local hotspot such as a library or Maccas cafe.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#4
January 22, 2011 at 16:14:33
Free Wi-Fi Netwroks are few and far between. There are unprotected networks that are accessible, but that doesn't mean it is legal to connect to them.

If you knew even the slightest thing about wi-fi networks you wouldn't be asking the question here on an International forum. You would asking at your local library as they are more likely to have an answer for you and will probably tell you the same thing as I have.

Consider this: Wi-fi only has a maximum range of 100 meters and that is in ideal conditions. It is often less than 50 meters.

Stuart


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#5
January 22, 2011 at 16:44:55
Stuart Thank you for your input, I had no intentions of hacking into someones account, and I agree this is Morally Wrong I would not like it done on myself so I go along with you on that one, I will surf while I can and hopefully get some help, incidently I live over a pub which has wifi thats Free wifi so nobody will be stealing anything on anyone I thank you for your help thanks again

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#6
January 23, 2011 at 11:45:35
If the pub supplies free WiFi then all you have to do is to ask them how to access it. But it may be that they supply it only for their customers whilst on the premises; you should ascertain that they are happy with what you propose otherwise you may find that you are acting illegally.

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