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swambast
09-28-2004, 08:17 AM
I am struggling to find a good remote computer software or service. I want to connect using my work computer to my home computer. I have tried PC Anywhere, and it's been a complete nightmare attempting to get it to connect behind my router (even after I've configured all the port opening and forwarding). Can anyone recommend a good WEB-BASED (TCP/IP) remote software or service? If possible, I especially appreciate comments from those that have actually USED the software/service. I was intrigued by www.logonmypc (http://www.logonmypc). because it has a very reasonable price (especially over something like gotomypc), but don't know what kind of service/reliability it offers. Well, thanks for any insight into this, much appreciated...! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

swambast
09-28-2004, 08:17 AM
I am struggling to find a good remote computer software or service. I want to connect using my work computer to my home computer. I have tried PC Anywhere, and it's been a complete nightmare attempting to get it to connect behind my router (even after I've configured all the port opening and forwarding). Can anyone recommend a good WEB-BASED (TCP/IP) remote software or service? If possible, I especially appreciate comments from those that have actually USED the software/service. I was intrigued by www.logonmypc (http://www.logonmypc). because it has a very reasonable price (especially over something like gotomypc), but don't know what kind of service/reliability it offers. Well, thanks for any insight into this, much appreciated...! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Zen--
09-28-2004, 08:33 AM
Why not use Windows Terminal Services (called Remote Desktop in XP)?

It's free, easy to install and all you need is:
1
The IP of the target machine.
2
A username and password that can access that machine
3
An open port through your router at home.

Also you might try Dameware or WinVNC, but I don't know if they are free.

Zen--
09-28-2004, 08:40 AM
I have a copy of the older TS if you would like to try it:Terminal Services Install (http://209.163.147.67/zen/files/zen/termserv.zip)

NorrisMcWhirter
09-28-2004, 10:06 AM
Hi,

Try searching SourceForge - you might find a decent free one. I can vouch for vnc but it's more of a remote admin tool rather than something that supports easy file shares etc (or, at least, that's only how I have used it).

Cheers,
Norris

crazyivan1970
09-28-2004, 10:54 AM
What about good ole netmeeting? Works for me hehe.

Aaron_GT
09-28-2004, 11:03 AM
There are several free VNC servers and clients. I use one sometimes on my handheld to connect to my desktop (either in Windows or Linux) when I need to control things like defragging the disk or something from the living room.

You will need to work around any firewalls, though. Running a server of any sort on a machine connected to the internet is a risk.

Aaron_GT
09-28-2004, 11:04 AM
I don't know of anything web based - something might exist and I'd be interested to know if there is something.

TX-EcoDragon
09-28-2004, 02:07 PM
The cleanest and easiest method that I use is the "Remote Desktop Connection" as Zen mentioned. It is included in XP Pro (and home?) and can be found by going to start>programs>accessories>Communications

clint-ruin
09-28-2004, 03:25 PM
I'm in love with the TightVNC offshoot.

scootertgm
09-28-2004, 04:04 PM
I don't know how big your company is, but if it has an IT department, speak to them first, otherwise your going to get yourself in some serious hot water.