How to Remotely Connect Two Computers Easily

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Microsoft has made it easy to connect two computers remotely. In order to do so, you need to first make sure that both computers are connected to the internet. Then you need to determine which computer is the host and which is the remote computer that you will use to connect to that host. Once you've made these checks, you're ready for the following steps.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 computers
  • Internet connections
  • On the host computer, open the "Start" menu and click on "Control Panel." Click on ""System and Security." Click on "System." and click on "Remote Settings." A dialog box with several tabs opens. In the "Remote" tab, make sure the box next to "Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer" is checked.

  • Get the IP address of the host computer. Click the Start button. Type "cmd" in the "Search programs and files" text box. A command-line interface window appears. At the prompt in the window, type "ipconfig" and then press enter. Your IP address will be four numbers separated by periods, in the form "XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX." Some of the numbers may be less than three digits long. Write down this number.

  • On your remote computer, click the Start button. Click on "All Programs" and then "Accessories." and select "Remote Desktop Connection." Alternatively, you can type "mstsc" in the " "Search programs and files" text box" that appears when you press the Start button. In the Remote Desktop Connection window, type the IP address in the "Computer:" text box.

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