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I have a Home Network connected via a wireless router connecting to the
internet through DSL. My network consist of a desktop that I use to store all
my huge files and use it as a fax server. In addition, I have two laptops
that connects through wireless and two printers.

I have a need to access the desktop remotely away from the office. I would
like to set up VPN into my laptop to access the desktop. I am running Win XP
- on all workstations. My router is a DLink614+ and supports VPN. Can anybody
tell me how to do it?

Your help is very much appreciated.

Mike
 
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mchjr01 wrote:
> I have a Home Network connected via a wireless router connecting to
> the internet through DSL. My network consist of a desktop that I use
> to store all my huge files and use it as a fax server. In addition, I
> have two laptops that connects through wireless and two printers.
>
> I have a need to access the desktop remotely away from the office. I
> would like to set up VPN into my laptop to access the desktop.

I think you mean VPN *from* your laptop to your home network, right?

> I am
> running Win XP - on all workstations. My router is a DLink614+ and
> supports VPN. Can anybody tell me how to do it?
>
> Your help is very much appreciated.
>
> Mike

VPN can be fine, but if you're trying to access "huge files" it likely won't
be what you want if you just try to access the files through Explorer, a
command line, whatnot. If you run XP Pro on the "server" desktop PC you
have, you can enable Remote Desktop access to it...will be a lot more
efficient. You can use VPN to access Remote Desktop if you want increased
security, or you can just forward port 3389 to your computer's LAN IP in
your router and use the remote desktop client on your laptop to connect. If
you have a dynamic IP from your ISP, see www.dyndns.org for one option....