How to use pcAnywhere with a Dynamic IP Address or Domain Naming Service

With a Dynamic IP address, usually only the last octet (last 3 digits) of the number ever changes. pcAnywhere can browse through a range of IP addresses. Using the steps outlined below, you can have pcAnywhere browse through a range of IP addresses and then select the correct computer to connect to or, make use of a Domain Naming Service.

Browse a range of IP addresses

  1. Start pcAnywhere Manager, click Remotes.

  2. Right-click the Remote item, and then click Properties.

  3. On the Settings tab, in the Network host PC to control field, type the subnet that the computer is on.

    The subnet is the IP address of the computer, except that the last octet is 255. For example, if the IP address of the computer is, then the subnet is Note that if you browse a subnet using the 255 octet, you are sending UDP packets to all the ports on that subnet. Some networks may be configured to prevent this.

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DOCID: v59885797_EndUserProfile_en_us
Operating System: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Last modified: 03/06/2013