[mswindowsxp] Re: Setting up a remote computer as an Internet provider

  • From: "Tom Erdely" <tom@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 07:07:35 +0100

Keep in mind that when using Remote Desktop, you will still be
downloading screen refreshes and uploading keystrokes and mouse
movements.  The slowest part about general internet surfing is
downloading images.  There is no way around this, so your surfing via
remote desktop would be hampered by your dial up speed.  Without a
connection to the internet cafe that is at least as fast as the cafe's
connection, you will not see the same speeds.  There is no way to use a
slow internet connection to connect to a computer running a fast
connection, and in turn take advantage of that connection.  I have a 2
MB connection from my home to my office, and a 10 MB connection from my
office to the internet.  Surfing over the 2 MB line is, as expected,
fine.  However, connecting to my office PC using remote desktop, then
using the offices 10 MB line is not nearly as good.

I hope that made sense.  Unless you would just like to dial directly to
the XP machine (point 1) below, your speed won't really be any better
than using the ISPs connection for internet.

Hope that helps,

Tom Erdely
http://erdely.no


-----Original Message-----
From: mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steven Peck DNET
Sent: 6. desember 2002 01:03
To: 'mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [mswindowsxp] Re: Setting up a remote computer as an Internet
provider



Two possible answers;
1.  Put a modem on the XP system, configure RAS dial directly, remote
control and go. 2.  Dial up your local ISP.
    Configure the WinXP for remote desktop, SECURE, open 
    Open the correct port in your firewall (1494 IIRC).
    Use Windows Remote Desktop through the Internet.

Theoretically this should work, haven't done it.

-sp


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Ruggeri [mailto:cruggeri@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 3:54 PM
To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mswindowsxp] Re: Setting up a remote computer as an Internet
provider



I did misunderstand...sorry...but this is to connect to my xp pro
machine @ work to improve my browse performance. server. I always
connect to my xp pro machine @ work after I dial up via remote desktop
connection to browse the web just for the performance increase( work has
a t1 and we only have dial up in our tiny little town and I have no line
of sight to get a wireless connection :( ). My apology if that was
useless info for you.

Chris


-----Original Message-----
From: mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of foofaraw in the
middle
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 3:56 PM
To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mswindowsxp] Re: Setting up a remote computer as an Internet
provider



Bear with me Chris. Aren't you just describing a way to remotely access
the server? I am not interested in accessing the server. I just want the
server to share its internet connection remotely.  Chris Ruggeri
<cruggeri@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: All you should need to do is go to system
properties and click on the remote option, and under remote desktop
allow users to connect to this computer. I have the XP firewall turned
off and allow our firwall to handle security. There should not be
anything more to it. The only issue with XP pro is it only allows one
connection @ a time. At least, that is the only functionality I have
been able to get it to work so far. HTH

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of foofaraw in the
middle
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 3:01 PM
To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mswindowsxp] Setting up a remote computer as an Internet
provider



I have this question posted in my group that I can't satisfactorily
address. Maybe the gurus in this group could add some suggestions.
Someone asked me if it's possible to connect to one of his computer in
his internet cafe not to access the computer remotely and not for the
speed but to take advantage of it's internet connection (unlimited DSL).
So effectively the remote computer would become an ISP of sorts albeit
with just one client. I told him it is possible coz someone told me a
while back that XP has a built-in way to do this. I told him to setup an
account with the remote server for the client computer. But as to how to
set up the remote server, I don't exactly know how to go about it.
Anyone has any ideas? Was I wrong to suggest that this is possible?



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