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Home Server and Remote Access from anywhere in the world?


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#1 Steria

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:56 AM

I have a stationary computer (Dell Dimension 9200 running Windows 7 Pro) that I want to make into a home server, and I also want to be able to remotely access it from outside the home to save and copy files (just like a storage unit). I've installed a brand new 1 GB WD harddrive in it.

 

I want at least 4 people to be able to access the server with their laptops from anywhere in the world.

Are there any programs (free or paid) that you could recommend? And how safe are these programs?

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#2 Steria

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:34 PM

Can anyone help me with this?



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:50 PM

If you want something like a ftp server, you can use filezilla which is free. Also you can use the built in IIS server in Windows to run a FTP server as well for free.

 

IF your not wanting that kind of setup, what are you wanting exactly?


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:41 AM

You could probably also use team viewer its free but your computer would have to be on at all times and its pretty easy to configure it to do that you just set a password and keep the id teamviwer gives you for that pc and you can acces it form anywhere as long as you know the password/id!



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 11:07 AM

There are plenty of rdp programs out there from logmein to teamviewer, to simply using a vnc server like Ultravnc. Install the server, and then use the client to connect to it. Each one is different in setting up, so you'll have to decide on which one will work better for you. Personally I use Teamviewer for personal use as it's free, and it's an awesome aio rdp program. You can also make you an account on teamviewer, and manage all your computers/devices from 1 account, make groups so you know what pc belongs to who and etc.. The drag and drop file transfer in teamviewer is one of my favorite perks as well.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:17 PM

The only thing I see that may be a problem is that 4 people need to access this from anywhere around the world.

If there multiple people who want to access this machine at the same time a solution like team viewer, lmi or rdp would not work unless he has a terminal server.

 

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