As an avid designer and developer I work with software on my laptop while at school. Because I'm on my school's network, I have no access to things like:
- the web server I run on my personal computer from elsewhere,
- remote desktop connection (RDC), and
- anything that requires a port.
I looked around on the Internet but I couldn't find a very cohesive and complete answer to this. I've heard that it's possible to run a VPN or tunnel out. If it helps, I have access to a router at home that I can configure for possible VPNing.
What should I do? Ideally I'd like to be able to point certain ports on my home router to my laptop at school, so I can access my home IP at port 80, for example, and receive the web server running on my laptop.