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Remote Access To My Home PC


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#1 s1mp13m4n

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 03:25 PM

Hello everyone. I am not an IT Pro, rather I enjoy messing with and using computers. I want to set up my home PC so I can log in to it from say a public library or a friends house, an away location and access my files, music, video, etc. How would I go about doing this? I am running Win 7 Ultimate 64bit on my home PC. Thanks for the help..

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#2 CaveDweller2

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:47 PM

You have two routes: Free and pay services.

If you type: remote access software free and/or remote access software will get you started down that road.

I like FREE!! But normally there is more work in free stuff.

I can't recommend one over the other because I have only used a VNC variation so I have no idea if others would be better. VNC did what I wanted it to, so I didn't look further.

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#3 s1mp13m4n

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:16 PM

I did find from a search on LifeHacker a product called LogMeIn. I will look in to that and see what it is all about. :thumbsup: Keep the ideas coming. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:56 PM

I am trying to figure out the OpenSSh & Putty method of doing this, but so far it is not going well. I am trying to follow the readme file, but still not working well. LOL

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:54 AM

Good luck with telnet. I'd rather just carry my 160 gb iPod around with all that stuff on it lol

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 04:26 PM

There are 2 that I use that work really well and bout are free.

Teamviewer
It free for home users.
This program is plug and play you just install it on both machines. When running through the setup just set it up with your own password when it boots.

UltraVNC
Its free.
This program you have to port forward in your router but there are countless tutorials out there that show you how. But its great to run on all the computers in your network. I use it on all my office computers so I don't have to constantly run from computer to computer.

Another program you might want to look at is:
Hamachi
This is a free VPN software that you can install on as many as 16 computers last time I checked. This way you can share your music folder and connect to it like you were browsing the network. It is also great if you and buddy want to get together and play a game locally over the internet (Battle for middle earth, Halo, and Counterstrike to name a few of my favorites).

Teamviewer also has a VPN connection with it but it just doesn't hold the mustard to Hamachi.

Hope that helps,
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:37 PM

If you are running ultimate then any computer with Windows XP or later should be able to connect if you setup remote Desktop connection.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:30 PM

I really think Log Me In is the best option. It has an interface superior to the built in Windows RDP and it can be use on PC that aren't on your LAN without a terminal server or anything like that. In fact, you won't even have to install any software on any PC other than your host PC! (well actually you do have to install a browser plug-in, but it's quick and painless. The features are great. The options listed above are good, but are for more technical, specialized purposed. Log Me In has a free version that does everything a typical user needs. Their payed version supports remote printing, file transfer, etc.

We use Log Me In at our pc tech company and haven't had a single bad experience! Its fast and a great service to have!

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:25 AM

you might also want to check out www.mesh.com it is something new that MS created but i like it and use it.




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