Yes, what I want to do is access a XP pro computer across town at office from XP Pro computer at home. Then when I am able to work at computer as if I were in front of it, then I would be able to access documents and such on a few other computers on that network through my network places. How do I remote access into that computer across town? Do I need the ip address? It is a DSL connection and probably not a static ip and changes every few days. Do I need the actual ip address or the standard generic ip address that i would get from the switch and dsl modem.. such as 192.168.254.4 or something to that matter. How do I make that connection be it with VPN or just Remote Access. I am having trouble figuring this out without using server 2003 exchange, or other third party software. Thanks for being patient and all your help and input jdmurray. Peace.