She wants the remote
desktop, not the file server lol.
You need a lot more than just the IP address.
1. In order to access anything on a computer, you need a file
server of some kind--FTP, http, etc.
2. In order to make a file server work, you need two
addresses--that of the computer itself, and that of the router
to which said computer is connected.
2.1. To get the address of the computer on which the server
is running, do the following:
2.1.1. Open the Windows Start menu by tapping the Windows
2.1.2. In the search field, type cmd. Hear Windows say
"Command prompt ..." etc. Press ENTER.
2.1.3. At the prompt, type "ipconfig" and press ENTER.
2.1.4. Use the JAWS Cursor and move through the screen
contents until you find something that sounds similar to this:
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.140
Whatever you find that closely resembles the above, that's
your computer's address. Make a note of it.
2.1.5 type EXIT and press ENTER to close the Command Prompt
2.2. To find the address of the great unwashed Internet on
which your router sits, go to http://www.whatismyip.com
and look for something on the screen that sounds like this:
My Public IPv4 is: blah.blah.blah.blah
The numbers you hear, sepearted by periods, are your external
wide-area network (WAN) address. Make a note of it.
Now for the hard part.
3. Using your router's address, which you can find by
searching the screen you got in step 1 and looking for the
string "Gateway," log into your router'
administrative/maintenance account and set up a forwarded
port to the computer who's address you discovered in Step 2.1
above. The port number you will forward depends upon the kind
of server you've set up. Secure FTP is port 22; https is port
443. How to accomplish logging into your router and setting up
a forwarded port is beyond the scope of this mesage, mostly
since all router manufacturers have different ways of doing
You're all set now. You can set up your internal file server
to give you access to anything on your home system.
Note that some network-attached storage devices offer this
ability in a nice, pre-packaged application which is a lot
easier to set up than what I just described, except for the
port forwarding part. That one's a necessary evil
On 3/6/2020 10:39 AM, Jessica D wrote:
I have a computer that’s running
windows 10 pro, with jaws 2020.
I’d like to be a able to access this
In order to do this, I need the IP
To find it, I have to access a toolbar.
How would I go about doing that with