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Windows 8 In Depth by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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Setting Up Dynamic DNS

All Internet connections are established on the basis of a number called an IP address, which is to your Internet connection what your telephone number is to your phone. When you’re somewhere else, you’ll need a way to let Windows find your home computer’s IP address so that Remote Desktop can establish a connection back to it.

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Many DDNS providers exist, and some of them offer free services. You can find them easily enough by doing a Google search for “free DDNS service.” Here we give you step-by-step instructions for setting up DynDNS Pro service at Dyn.com because it’s directly supported by many hardware connection-sharing ...

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