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|How to connect with another computer over the Internet using IP Addresses|
You must also make sure that you are able to connect to the remote machine and that access is not blocked by firewalls or proxy servers. Check that TCP/IP port 5151 and 5152 (TCP and UDP) are not blocked.
To get the IP address:
1. Go to the remote machine and logon
This will show you the machine’s IP address. Make a note of it.
We now need to check you are able to access this machine over the Internet.
1. Go to the Tutor machine and again call up the CMD prompt
If you get a valid response back and do not receive any 'timeout' messages, then you know it is a public IP address. However, you still don't know if port 5151 is being blocked and you need to check this as follows:
If you connect OK then that's it!
If you get a 'Connection refused' or a 'Connection timeout' error message (10060 or 10061) then this means that a firewall or proxy server somewhere is blocking the connection.
Once you are connected OK, then you can 'Rename' the IP address to something a little more friendly than the numbers.
1. Right-click the mouse on the IP address in the list and select 'Rename'
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