college to home vpn (mac to windows) PLEASE HELP

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  1. Burtonsnow9 macrumors regular

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    ok so in the fall, i will be going off to college but i will need to be able to work on my home computers from school.

    -my home computers are both windows
    -home router is a linksys wrt54gs
    -have a dyndns.org account setup with router and working.
    -i have a mbp

    i need to know how to vpn to my home network so that i can then use Remote Desktop Client to connect to the computers.

    what's the best way to vpn into my home network?
     
  2. Burtonsnow9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so is there anyway to test all of this if i'm still inside my home network? i know that sounds dumb but at the moment i just wanted to test it.
     
  3. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    try to connect another network outside of yours, but it should work
     
  4. Burtonsnow9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok so then i go to network preferences on my mac and make a vpn (pptp) connection.
    -sever address is my dyndns address right?
    -account name is the user name of the computer i'm connecting to?
    -leave encryption set to automatic,

    anything else i should do in the advanced menus?
     
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