Working with laptop and desktop

June 3, 2010 at 13:57:03
Specs: Windows XP
I'm truly embarrassed but here goes.
I have Toshiba laptop with Windows XP and HP desktop with Windows XP. I want to be able to use both at same time to access email (thru AOL) without knocking the other computer off. Also how can I access files and favorite areas on desktop from the laptop if I'm traveling and using laptop. Please be very specific as I am not very knowledgable in all this. Thank you very much

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June 3, 2010 at 15:12:07
Not a thing to be embarrassed about.

Buy and install a router that has vpn capability and a vpn client. Configure your lan by following the routers manual.

To gain access to your home pc when on the road you must first enable RDP access. You can google that.

You would install the vpn client software on your laptop. You would configure it to access your router per the routers manual. You would get on the internet, start your vpn client software and authenicate to the router. Next you would start a RDP session and connect to your home pc.

You will have to become knowledgable about this or get someone else who is to set this up for you.

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June 3, 2010 at 23:00:01
Yes, you must have a router that connects your desktop and other computers. You can enable remote desktop connection on desktop, so that can be accessed from laptop.

If you plan to access desktop from laptop via Internet (when you travel), you can enable port forwarding on your router and remote access via remote desktop connection.

Hope this helps.

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