HI guys
I am just started learning SQL server. I have installed sql server 2008 in one laptop (call it 1) and it is connected to internet now

  1. i want to access it from another pc which is connected with 1 via WAN.
  2. and how to connect to sql server on 1 by internet

Please help me out

For connection string information, see http://www.connectionstrings.com. For further support on exposing your server to the internet, see the documentation or MS for further info.

Good Luck

you need to install sql server client in the other system and connect to the server to access the database..

yes I have it in the server as well as client when i try to access databases on 1 it gives an message about some connectivity problems.

Could a firewall on the server be blocking the client from accessing the SQL Server?

Sounds like a networking issue rather than a SQL server issue. I could be wrong though :)

I searched over few places and it seems that sql server needs some two or there ports .... things like that and i also thought it is something related to security so i left it.