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I'm trying to configure my desktop to be accessed remotely. Here's what I've done so far:

  • enabled wake on lan / remote wake up on all interfaces.

  • I'm using logmein as my remote desktop application.

  • setup DDNS so that I can log in to my router.

When I try to remotely log in to my router it says that it is not encrypted there anyone can see my log in information. What can I do to make this a more secure setup? Any other suggestions or different methods will be greatly appreciated.

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Many consumer routers will allow you to choose to run the management web interface over HTTPS (For example on a Linksys WRT54G you can see this example GUI). Enabling HTTPS would encrypt all transactions between your browser and the router, including passing the username/password. You would however have to make sure that when you type in your DynDNS name you use https://example.dyndns.com emphasis on the https

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Ok, thanks. I enabled https and everything is still fine. –  HardwareMuch May 6 '10 at 4:26
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