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#1 Heretic Monkey

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 12:53 PM

I've heard a lot about "remote access" on a computer, but i'm not quite clear on the reasons/advantages of using it. I've used a few Unix shells in my day, and i've heard that that is considered remote access of a computer.

I have somewhat of a n00b question... I have a box at NCSU, and a box at home. I was wondering if there was a way i could remote access my box and home, and what exactly that would entail? What would i be able to do? Do the 2 boxes have to be on the same network? Can i access the harddrive of my remote box? Can i install/download files USING the remote box (i'm behind a firewall at NCSU)?

Both boxes are running the exact same windows XP Sp2 systems and pretty much the same configs. Any information/sites you could give me relating to the topic would be much appreciated.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 05:50 PM

There are several programs that can enable remote access of your pc from another pc over the internet.

You can indeed accomplish what you state you want to do.

PC Anywhere is one,
http://www.symantec.com/pcanywhere/

Go To My Pc is another:
http://www.gotomypc.com/s/kim/2005/news

Here's another software company that provides several versions depending on exactly what you wish to do:
http://secure.logmein.com/dmcq/068/support.asp

Microsoft XP also has the ability built in.
See "Remote Assistance"
http://www.komando.com/tips_show.asp?showID=8722

If XP is not installed on both computers then you can use "Remote Desktop". This is accessed through NetMeeting, a communications program in all versions of Windows.
Also explained at:
http://www.komando.com/tips_show.asp?showID=8722

Edited by Enthusiast, 26 August 2005 - 05:51 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2005 - 06:11 AM

RemotePC is an affordable option,
http://www.remotepc.com

You can run any application and access the entire desktop, access emails, files, folders and even the remote computers network resources. It has features to transfer files and print remotely.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 07:03 AM

The easy way, and the cheapest is use a dynamic DNS sites like No-IP or TSO to port forward one computer to another.
I like No IP. It's free and if you are using it to connect to your home/work computer it works great. Did I mention it's free?
You can also use it to host a web server form your home/work using your desktop. Basic .htm site runs with as little as a 486. You are only limited by you connections bandwith.
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