Imagine this: After reading our blog about how to get the latest TV Series, you’re having one minor problem. The show you want only available at 9am during office hour, but you want to download it immediately so that you can watch it when you go back home. How?
You need remote desktop. You can enable port-forwarding and enable your remote desktop on your machine. But the best way is using tunneling, because its my way 🙂 and its secure…
Things you need:
- Remote Desktop
- Router with DD-WRT firmware (http://www.dd-wrt.com/)
- Putty (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html)
The steps are:
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- Enable your Remote Desktop on your host machine (at home)
By enabling this you can access your computer remotely.
- Run Putty on remote machine (any machine, this case machine in my office).
– Host Name: your router ip
– Port: 443
– Protocol: SSH
We use SSH for better and secure connection, and we use port 443 for SSL support.
- Go to Connection > SSH > Tunnels
– Source port: 3390
– Destination: host computer internal IP :3389
– Click Add
– Click Open
The function of this task is to connect your connection to your home machine remote desktop service (port 3389). Then provide this connection to your office machine to use (port 3390)
- You will be connected to your router
– Login as: root
– Password: your router admin password
When you telnet to your router, username is always root even if you have your own customize username when you login to web console.
- This is the screen after you successfullly login to your router.
From here you can ping your host (remote pc) with its internal IP address, this is to check whether or not you machine indeed is turn on and accessible.
- On your remote machine (office machine) go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Communication > Remote Desktop Connection
– Computer: localhost:3390
Remember step 3? Well, since the service is provided already once we connect through Putty; we can use localhost (our current office machine) with the provided port which is 3390.
- Voila… you should be connected to your home machine, just login as per you are there.