New to remote access and VPNs



Phil the Novice
07-10-2005, 12:09 AM
I am new to the concept of remote access and wondered if someone out there
can throw some wisdom in my direction.

I have been looking at the guide on the MS website and it all seems to make
sense except for the part about VPNs. I am planning to connect two PCs but
neither is on a network (the MS examples are for connecting a home PC to an
office PC on some form of LAN). When I follow the Connection Wizard example
on the MS website, it keeps referring to connecting to a network. Does it
matter that the PC I am trying to connect-to does not have a network on it?
Do I have to follow a different procedure for creating a VPN in this instance
or do I not need a VPN at all???

Both PCs have broadband access and static IP addresses and are both running
Windows XP Professional.

Sooner Al
07-10-2005, 12:09 AM
Reply to message from Phil the Novice <Phil the Novice@discussions.microsoft.com> (Wed, 18
May 2005 17:07:01) about "New to remote access and VPNs":

> I am new to the concept of remote access and wondered if someone out there can throw
> some wisdom in my direction.

> I have been looking at the guide on the MS website and it all seems to make sense
> except for the part about VPNs. I am planning to connect two PCs but neither is on a
> network (the MS examples are for connecting a home PC to an office PC on some form of
> LAN). When I follow the Connection Wizard example on the MS website, it keeps referring
> to connecting to a network. Does it matter that the PC I am trying to connect-to does
> not have a network on it? Do I have to follow a different procedure for creating a VPN
> in this instance or do I not need a VPN at all???

> Both PCs have broadband access and static IP addresses and are both running Windows XP
> Professional.

See this page for help using Remote Desktop...

http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/RemoteDesktopSetupandTroubleshooting.
html

A VPN is not required...

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Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows Networking)

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