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    Quote Originally Posted by deckyon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dukins View Post
    I wish splashtop would upgrade so that you can connect to your home pc through an alternate tethered/wireless network instead of just your home network. That defeats the purpose of remote desktopping when you are not at home.

    Teamviewer works well through any wireless network and has mentioned its free. If Splashtop could get connecting through any wireless network right that would be my primary remote desktop app. Teamviewer will do for now.
    You mean you want to be at work and connect to your PC at home? It can already do that, provided you have your Router correctly configured to forward the Splashtop ports to the PC. I access my home PC all the time from outside my wireless home network, and even over 3G.
    I would be interested in how to set this up from an outside wireless connection. This is my first apple product, just purchased a few days ago so I still have a learning curve. If anyone feels that special urge in their heart to help the needy that would be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukins View Post
    I would be interested in how to set this up from an outside wireless connection. This is my first apple product, just purchased a few days ago so I still have a learning curve. If anyone feels that special urge in their heart to help the needy that would be greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deckyon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dukins View Post
    I wish splashtop would upgrade so that you can connect to your home pc through an alternate tethered/wireless network instead of just your home network. That defeats the purpose of remote desktopping when you are not at home.

    Teamviewer works well through any wireless network and has mentioned its free. If Splashtop could get connecting through any wireless network right that would be my primary remote desktop app. Teamviewer will do for now.
    You mean you want to be at work and connect to your PC at home? It can already do that, provided you have your Router correctly configured to forward the Splashtop ports to the PC. I access my home PC all the time from outside my wireless home network, and even over 3G.
    Just edit your router to forward the ports that are in splashtops guide. It's really easy. After that you can use splashtop anywhere... It isn't as fast as when your on the same network but it's awesome compared to other apps....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyboy85 View Post
    Just edit your router to forward the ports that are in splashtops guide. It's really easy. After that you can use splashtop anywhere... It isn't as fast as when your on the same network but it's awesome compared to other apps....
    Well not everyone has a static IP, so it often is far from that easy. And if you don't have a static IP, port forwarding is the easy part.

    I would say before you even GET to forwarding ports, make sure you can make it to the public IP address of the router that is feeding the machine you want to access.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyboy85 View Post
    Just edit your router to forward the ports that are in splashtops guide. It's really easy. After that you can use splashtop anywhere... It isn't as fast as when your on the same network but it's awesome compared to other apps....
    Well not everyone has a static IP, so it often is far from that easy. And if you don't have a static IP, port forwarding is the easy part.

    I would say before you even GET to forwarding ports, make sure you can make it to the public IP address of the router that is feeding the machine you want to access.



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    Most Routers have a way around Dynamic IP addresses. i use dyndns.org for instance. Free service that gives your router a domain name and the router can update the service when it detects an IP change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyboy85 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by deckyon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dukins View Post
    I wish splashtop would upgrade so that you can connect to your home pc through an alternate tethered/wireless network instead of just your home network. That defeats the purpose of remote desktopping when you are not at home.

    Teamviewer works well through any wireless network and has mentioned its free. If Splashtop could get connecting through any wireless network right that would be my primary remote desktop app. Teamviewer will do for now.
    You mean you want to be at work and connect to your PC at home? It can already do that, provided you have your Router correctly configured to forward the Splashtop ports to the PC. I access my home PC all the time from outside my wireless home network, and even over 3G.
    Just edit your router to forward the ports that are in splashtops guide. It's really easy. After that you can use splashtop anywhere... It isn't as fast as when your on the same network but it's awesome compared to other apps....
    Ok so I need help with port forwarding. I have a static ip address but im not that computer literate. Where do I go from here. How do I edit my router to forward?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckyon View Post
    Most Routers have a way around Dynamic IP addresses. i use dyndns.org for instance. Free service that gives your router a domain name and the router can update the service when it detects an IP change.
    I have used that for years. Think it has been built into my DSL modem since '05 or so.

    But Danny has a good point too... even many "dynamic" IPs don't change very often. In fact I just searched my email and I found I received messages from DynDNS each month for the last year that my (free) account would expire because it had no IP update in 30 days.

    So I could have simply used my public IP address and not had to manually refresh DynDNS each month for a YEAR. I think it only made it worse because if I had missed one month I would have lost my account and had no remote access.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyboy85 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by deckyon View Post

    You mean you want to be at work and connect to your PC at home? It can already do that, provided you have your Router correctly configured to forward the Splashtop ports to the PC. I access my home PC all the time from outside my wireless home network, and even over 3G.
    Just edit your router to forward the ports that are in splashtops guide. It's really easy. After that you can use splashtop anywhere... It isn't as fast as when your on the same network but it's awesome compared to other apps....
    Ok so I need help with port forwarding. I have a static ip address but im not that computer literate. Where do I go from here. How do I edit my router to forward?
    Usually you just find the IP of your router and type it into your browser. It will pull up the router menu. Usually it has some generic password you can find in the manual for the router or with a google search. Then there should be a option for port forwarding just put in the ports to forward (they are in the splash top program running on your PC. When it asked where to forward it to just put in the IP of the computer you would like to control. Lastly just google what's my external ip on your computer then put that in your app on your iPad. It sounds complicated but just think of it like a map...external ip gets your iPad to your router...port forwarding directs your iPad to the computer you want to control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyboy85 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dukins View Post
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    Just edit your router to forward the ports that are in splashtops guide. It's really easy. After that you can use splashtop anywhere... It isn't as fast as when your on the same network but it's awesome compared to other apps....
    Ok so I need help with port forwarding. I have a static ip address but im not that computer literate. Where do I go from here. How do I edit my router to forward?
    Usually you just find the IP of your router and type it into your browser. It will pull up the router menu. Usually it has some generic password you can find in the manual for the router or with a google search. Then there should be a option for port forwarding just put in the ports to forward (they are in the splash top program running on your PC. When it asked where to forward it to just put in the IP of the computer you would like to control. Lastly just google what's my external ip on your computer then put that in your app on your iPad. It sounds complicated but just think of it like a map...external ip gets your iPad to your router...port forwarding directs your iPad to the computer you want to control.

    Thanks. Ok now I get to the point where I connect using this method for about 5 seconds then it automatically says "lost connection, trying to reconnect, Splashtop Remote unable to connect." I click try again to no avail. Thoughts?


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