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Connecting your office computer to your home computer isn't as far-fetched a scenario as it sounds.

My office computer, running winxp pro, is on a dsl line. How do I set up my office computer and home computer (also running winxp pro)so I can connect to it directly using dial up modem on both ends and share its internet connection?

I'll start by assuming that it's OK with your company to use your office computer in this way.

The good news is that it's not quite as far-fetched a scenario as it sounds. I've never done it, but it seems like it should be possible.

I would point you at software packages such as pcAnywhere or LapLink. They handle the pc-to-pc connection, and I believe can set up to handle dialing in. Then, assuming it doesn't conflict with the package, I believe you should be able to use and perhaps even share that office DSL connection to the internet.

There are several other remote access packages that may do the job as well.

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Muntazir Mehdi
March 9, 2006 12:05 PM

I did this using PCAnywhere. First you need to know the static IP that your ISP assigned to your office Modem/Router. Now install PCAnywhere on both computers.

At OFFICE: Open PCAnywhere and set it as HOST. Access your DSL Modem/Router (normally by using http://10.0.0.2). Open "Port Forwarding" and add PCAnywhere port to your computer's IP address assigned by the modem/router.

At Home: open PCAnywhere. Click "Quick Connect". Type IP address of modem/router that you got from your ISP. click CONNECT. Give username and password that you entered while configuring your office pc as host. Done!

Blake
July 29, 2006 10:00 AM

if you need further assistance on connecting and are using winxp pro on the computer you are trying to connect to "you need to have a always on internet connection", email me at sandisk@comcast.net and i will send you detailed instructions or if you have any questions feelfree to ask

Kevin Buckner
August 2, 2006 3:15 PM

I am running XPHome ed. at home and getting out to the net by way of DSL router (Bellsouth). My office PC is behind a firewall and I am running XP pro. I also have the PCAnywhere software at the officie. What options do I have?

ken
October 18, 2006 11:55 AM

so how can I connect to my office internet from my house internet?
My home internet provider does not support VOIP but we have a VSAT system in the office that work with VOIP. so how can I use my home internet connection and connect to my office internet?

Thank you

Mayank
April 1, 2008 1:18 AM

I have read your comments on remotly access by PCAnywhere, that good i m satisfied with your comments.i would need you in future.

Thanks

Seral
November 12, 2009 6:11 PM

I find a answer, use super network tunnel, find it at http://www.networktunnel.net

kalyan
July 26, 2011 1:49 PM

HELO SIR
I HAVE A WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL AT MY OFFICE AN IN MY HOME TO SO HOE CAN I CIM\NNECT INTERNET FROM MY OFFICE TO MY HONE
PLZZZZZZZZ HELP ME?

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