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Mapping Network Drives Over The Internet

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I had a network drive mapped at home to another of my computers so that i could access the files on it. I have now moved to university but still want to be able to access the resources on this computer.

 

Now i'm thinking that if i put the ip address of my router into the mapping thing then my computer should be able to connect, but i need to tell the router which computer to send the request to and for that i need to know what port all this stuff runs through. Could somebody tell me which port network drive things go through please?

 

Thanks

 

Rob

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AFAIK, that's impossible without a VPN set up.

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AFAIK, that's impossible without a VPN set up.

 

agreed. I have a drive mapped on my schools server & i can only access it if i'm connected to their vpn

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The only way I can think to do it is FTP.

 

Probably not what your wanting to do, But I dont know any other way.

FTP would require the downloading of files, not live access like a VPN would.

 

If you don't want to set up a "real" VPN, you can use hamachi. You'd have to install it on both computers and then create a virtual network between the two of you. I've tested it with cold_snipe and we were indeed able to access each other's shared directories, which in turn should mean the ability to map it to a drive letter.

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FTP would require the downloading of files, not live access like a VPN would.

 

If you don't want to set up a "real" VPN, you can use hamachi. You'd have to install it on both computers and then create a virtual network between the two of you. I've tested it with cold_snipe and we were indeed able to access each other's shared directories, which in turn should mean the ability to map it to a drive letter.

 

you tested it with me also smart guy ;)

but it did work pretty well, even though the transfer speeds weren't that impressive

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you tested it with me also smart guy ;)

but it did work pretty well, even though the transfer speeds weren't that impressive

o okay...oops, my bad. I played BFME2 over hamachi with cold_snipe. I guess you were the one I did the file sharing with. sowwy :blush:

 

EDIT: Oh, and I forgot, I tried it with myself to my work computer too. heh.

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check out apple's idrive

 

granted it's a web storage, but it still maps like a regular drive

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