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Linksys WRT54G
In this document, all illustrations will demonstrate using a Linksys Model WRT54G wireless router


There are 6 steps to making your VMware server accessible from anywhere

Step 1 - Determine the IP address of your internet router.

This is the router that your ISP supplied when you signed up for service. (i.e. comcast). To find out the IP address of your internet router, you can log into your home networking router (i.e. Linksys) and click on the "Status" tab from the main page

Linksys WRT54G Main Page

Note the IP Address. This is the IP Address you will use it to access your Virtual Machine remotely

IP Address

Step 2 - Determine the IP address of the Virtual Machine host

Step 3 - Determine the IP address of the Virtual Machine

Step 4 - Set Port Forwarding for port 22 (SSH)

Log in to your Linksys router administration console and choose the Applications and Gaming tab

Linksys WRT54G Main Page Port Forward SSH

Step 5 - Port Forward RDesktop to your Virtual Machine Host Computer (OPTIONAL)

Port Forward SSH

Step 6 - Accessing your virtual machine remotely

Once your system is all set up, you can access your virtual machine from anywhere on the internet using an SSH client such as puTTY. To use PuTTY configure a session with the IP address of your router and use port 22. When you goto your router from out on the internet using port 22, your router will automatically send you to the IP address for your Virtual Machine.

That's all there is to it. Happy remote computing!