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Installing and Configuring pcAnywhere Gateway, Part 8 of Using pcAnywhere

Created: 27 Apr 2009 • Updated: 22 Jun 2009 | 1 comment
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Installing Symantec pcAnywhere Gateway

Gateway Machine

  1. If the auto run menu doesn't open when inserting the pcAnywhere CD then go to the CD ROM and double click the Setup.exe.

  2. Click View Other Installation Options.

  3. Click Install Symantec pcAnywhere Gateway.

  4. Select your Language and click OK.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Select I Accept click Next

  7. The default install location is fine select Next

  8. Choose a password or uncheck the Require a password to connect to the gateway box and click Next.

  9. Click Next.

  10. Click Finish.

  11. Open the Gateway and look how it is set up when no one is connected through it.

Host Machine

  1. Confirm that the host is already running on the host machine and waiting for a connection.

  2. If not, Launch a host and confirm it is now waiting for connection.

Connecting to a Host through pcAnywhere Gateway

Remote machine

  1. From the pcAnywhere Manager menu select Remote.

  2. From the File menu select File > New Item > Advanced...

  3. The Remote properties menu opens, on the Connection Info tab.
    • Check the box next to Connect through Gateway or Access server line.
    • Select Details

    • Make sure that the radio button Gateway is chosen and Click Details
    • Name or IP Address: Use your gateways name or IP.
    • If you left the password blank in step 8 above then leave it blank here also.
    • Select OK

  4. Select OK
  5. Name the Remote appropriately for your environment.

  6. Connect to the host through the gateway by double clicking on the remote that was just made.
  7. From the pcAnywhere Waiting screen select host and click OK.

    Note: All available hosts on your gateway's subnet will be listed here.

  8. When asked for Caller login credentials use the user and password we set up on this host

Gateway Machine

  1. Open the Gateway and note the active connection that is now listed. Only active connections will be listed on the Gateway machine.

Attached is a PDF version of this article

Review Part 7 here: Using Symantec Packager and pcAnywhere, Part 7 of Using pcAnywhere

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...I just evaluate the software and I only have this "pcAnywhere_12_5_MarketingTrialware"? I cant find "gateway" although I chose the full installation setup...

Basically, I need to connect 2 PCs (1 host, 1 remote) which are both behind a router. I would just love to know if this works before I buy that package...

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