[NBLUG/talk] How to access my home computer remotely
rhouse at sonic.net
Tue Dec 28 18:05:18 PST 2010
The router is a Linksys Cable/DSL Router BEFSR41.
On 12/28/2010 05:39 PM, Jack Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 8:12 PM, Roger House <rhouse at sonic.net
> <mailto:rhouse at sonic.net>> wrote:
> I use Comcast with a cable modem and a router. I know the router
> provides a local IP address for the home computer, but it seems
> that the
> remote computer needs more than this.
> I haven't done this in a -long- time, so I'll leave the details to
> someone else, but no, you don't use the local address of the
> computer. You use the address that Comcast gives the router. Then
> when you open up the port on the router (which one depends on how
> you're connecting) you tell the router to pass requests on that port
> along to your computer's -local- address. Since you're using an
> address that Comcast can change any time you reboot your router, be
> sure to check if it has changed whenever you do that or have a power
> outage. -Usually- Comcast will reuse the same address anyway, but
> it's not guaranteed. You also have to tell your router to assign a
> fixed address to your computer so -that- doesn't change.
> Since you're going to be doing a bunch of things to your router let us
> know what kind it is unless you already know how to work with it.
> They're all (in my limited experience) a bit different.
> Jack Smith
> English doesn't borrow from other languages -- English follows other
> languages down dark alleys and takes what it wants.
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