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
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
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
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
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 it.
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
I have a computer that’s running
windows 10 pro, with jaws 2020.
I’d like to be a able to access
this computer remotely.
In order to do this, I need the IP
To find it, I have to access a
How would I go about doing that