[Low-cost, low-complexity networking across dsl]

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Steve Rosen, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. Steve Rosen

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    [Low-cost, low-complexity networking across dsl]

    I'm not sure if this is the right group to help with this problem, so sorry
    if I'm off-target.

    I remotely help maintain my elderly dad's Windows 98 machine which is newly
    connected to internet via DSL. The problem: now that he accesses via DSL,
    ipconfig on his machine no longer returns an ip address that I can use to
    access his machine via pcanywhere.

    Other than getting a static ip address, is there low-cost, low-complexity
    networking solution which gets him assigned an ip address on my network?

    Otherwise, the best workaround I've been able to come up with is to have him
    dialup via regular phone line when I want to get into his machine? Any other

    steve rosen
    Steve Rosen, Aug 12, 2004
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  2. You should be able to access his machine via the public IP address
    that his DSL service provider assigns to it.

    If it's a dynamic IP address, then it could change at any time. In
    that case, the solution is to sign him up for a dynamic DNS service,
    like http://www.dyndns.org , which will assign him an unchanging DNS
    name that can be automatically updated whenever his IP address
    Steve Winograd [MVP], Aug 12, 2004
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