View Full Version : [other] Setting up a VERY WAN

March 14th, 2009, 04:22 PM
OK im not even sure this is possible and I sure dont have a clue as to how to go about it.

I have 2 Sister in Laws that live in the same house with 2 computers both running XP . I live about 5 hrs away and run 8.04. I am the one that they call when they have problems with the computers.

Their internet connection is through a sprint USB wifi adapter (sierra 598 as I recall). I have a wired connection.

What I want to do is set it up so that I can access either of their computers and do diagnostics , transfer files to them for repairs etc.
Trying to do it over the phone is a real PITA. They only have cell service and are in the middle of BFE and service sucks. In addition one is a total moron the other has little knowledge but is trying to learn.

Eventually both computers will be converted to Ubuntu.

Any ideas?

March 16th, 2009, 12:03 AM

March 16th, 2009, 12:10 AM
If they are using XP you can use remote desktop access. Windows has the software built in to the os.

The same type of software is also built into Ubuntu.