How to connect two computers and access their drives through the Internet
You can connect two computers over the Internet and
use a given computer's drives just like you'd use local
drives -- run programs, copy, get a list of files, etc. Here's how:
- Make sure that both computers (computer A and B) have "TCP/IP" and "NetBEUI" protocols
installed and properly functioning.
- Make sure that the "Remote
Access Serives" are setup and
- Find out the IP address of computer A.
You can do this by going to the network icon in
the "Control Panel"
For example, let's assume that "126.96.36.199" is the IP address of computer A.
- Enable file sharing and share a path of your
choice on computer A.
For example, share "C:\"
- Log both computers on to the Internet (dial and
connect to your internet service provider for
example). If you're on an Intranet, you don't have
to connect to the Internet.
- Go to computer B's "DOS/Command Prompt"
NET USE X:
If you get an user name/password or logon error, use the following command instead (after replacing uname with the actual user name and pword with the matching password):
NET USE X:
\\188.8.131.52\INTERNET_DRIVE /USER:uname pword
This will map computer B's drive X to computer A's shared
path INTERNET_DRIVE, which is computer A's C: drive.
Now you can use drive X
over the Internet just like any other drive on your local computer.
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