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Master Geek

# 68584 25-Sep-2010 11:48
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I have a Media Center at home with music, photos, and video I would like to be able to access over the Internet when I am away from home.  But I have no idea how to set this up!

My home network setup is currently reasonably straightforward:
Internet ---- ADSL Router (D-Link DSL-502T) ---- Wireless Router (Netgear WGR614) ---- Media Centre

What options do I have for making this work? How do I provide access to myself, but still keep it reasonably secure? How do I wake up my Media Centre from S3 sleep when I want to access files from the Internet?

Hopefully someone can help... I'm sure it is possible.

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  # 384271 25-Sep-2010 12:02
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Using 'logmein' is probably the easiest way to do it.

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Master Geek

  # 384273 25-Sep-2010 12:10
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That appears to be more of a remote computer control option...

I would essentially like to be able to map a network drive from my laptop to my home server that I can access from anywhere in the world...


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  # 384288 25-Sep-2010 12:31
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freitasm: Get Logmein Hamachi and create a private network. It will be transparent. And it's free.

Will this solution wake-up my home server when required, or will I need to leave the home server running continuously?

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Master Geek

  # 384293 25-Sep-2010 12:35
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Hmmm... I would prefer not to do that if possible.

Any solution you know of that would directly work with a 'Wake On LAN'?  or some alternate way of triggering the home server to turn on before I try to access it with LogMeIn?

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