How to use pcAnywhere with a cable or ADSL Modem

Information about Cable/DSL Modems

Cable and DSL modems provide a broadband connection to the Internet over an ethernet connection. In fact, neither of them are truly modems. They both work through regular network cards on a PC using the TCP/IP protocol. This means that pcAnywhere does not treat them as modems but as regular network devices. Therefore, you access these devices' functions through the pcAnywhere network icons.

Information about the Internet connection

An Internet connection is a type of network connection. The Internet uses TCP/IP (Transport Control Protocol/Internet Protocol), a fast, powerful protocol that transports information between computers on a network. The Internet is a world-wide TCP/IP network. Using pcAnywhere over the Internet requires that the TCP/IP network protocol be installed on both computers involved in the session. If you already have a connection to the Internet, then TCP/IP was already set up for you by your Internet service provider (ISP). If you are not connected to the Internet, you will need to contact a local ISP.

Creating host and remote objects

You need to configure two pcAnywhere TCP/IP objects: one for host and one for remote.


Set up the host

  1. Start pcAnywhere.

  2. Right-click the NETWORK,CABLE,DSL icon, and then click Properties.

  3. Check TCP/IP, leave the other items unchecked, and click Apply.

  4. Click the Callers tab.

  5. Select the authentication type from the Authentication Type drop-down menu, and then click the New Caller icon.

  6. Enter or select the required information. This depends on what type of authentication you selected.

  7. Click OK.

  8. Double-click the NETWORK,CABLE,DSL icon. The pcAnywhere Host Status screen minimizes to the Taskbar.

  9. Right-click the pcAnywhere Taskbar button to display the pcAnywhere Host Status screen.

    The "pcAnywhere Waiting" window displays the IP Address of the host. Write down this address to give to the remote.


Set up the remote

  1. Start pcAnywhere.

  2. Click Remotes.

  3. Right-click the NETWORK,CABLE,DSL icon, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Connection Info tab, check TCP/IP, and then clickApply.

  5. Click the Settings tab.

  6. Type the host's IP address in the field provided. If you do not know the host's IP address, you can enter the IP address of the Internet provider, or of the local network, substituting the subnet address with .255.

  7. Click OK, and then double-click the remote item.

    pcAnywhere connects to the waiting host.

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DOCID: kb20080529112300EN_EndUserProfile_en_us
Operating System: Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0
Last modified: 03/23/2013