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Old 2011-06-11, 12:54   #1
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Default I need a good free remote PC access software

Hey guys...

I am going out of country for a couple of weeks and I may need to send my self some files from my PC... Anyway... I know many remote access programs but they all require someone to be physically located next to the computer and approve your access, now I need a program would do the same but using a password instead of needing someone to approve the access and I want a free one.

I heard of GoToMyPC but as I was downloading the trial, which is supposed to be free, they asked for my credit card info and I was like screw this... I have also heard of TightVNC but I couldn't figure out how to configure it exactly... The tutorials I read aren't really good.

So, do you know any such program?

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Old 2011-06-11, 13:40   #2
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Back Orifice 2000 ? ^^

But seriously its pretty good at what it does, tho your antivirus might not be happy.

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Old 2011-06-11, 14:10   #3
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teamviewer is the best for me you can even send files and theres a chat option as well i believe

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Old 2011-06-11, 14:12   #4
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Teamviewer with administrator password set = solves your problem

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Just add your own computer to your 'login' (create once installed) then you can access it for free through the web interface or through TV portable or quicksupport client.

Runs over port 80 as well, so very seldom do you have firewall issues.
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Old 2011-06-11, 15:43   #5
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What OS do you have? There's a good chance it comes with Remote Desktop.
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Old 2011-06-11, 15:49   #6
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Windows XP Pro and above all come with Remote Desktop as default, all you'd need to do is turn it on and forward port 3389 to your PC. I use this to connect into my home LAN all the time and it works fine.

Alternatively, there are freebies such as RealVNC around which do the same thing, they're easy to install, you just forward the port from your router and you're in. You can also access this from a browser with Java, so is ideal (there is a way to do this with remote desktop but I never got it working properly).

Neither of these will help in the event of a power cut or unexpected shutdown though; unless you have another machine and WoL configured, not much you can do there.

These paid programs really are just reinventing the wheel most of the time, since everything you need is built into windows. Not sure if RDP has any encryption tho, so if you need that, you'll probably need to pay.

I can talk you through setting up either if you want, neither are particularly hard.

If you only need it to send yourself files, i'd also suggest setting up FTP; you can install it from your Windows CD and access your system whenever without faffing around. It's a little more akward to set up, but has the advantage of being able to access it through any web browser without even having java.

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Old 2011-06-11, 15:54   #7
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Use Windows Live Skydrive. Its free and doesn't require port forwarding.
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Old 2011-06-11, 17:12   #8
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TeamViewer is what I use, Its really good and does the job.

Also You can download the Iphone App that lets you access your computer from your Iphone, not sure if you can download this app for other smart phones.

Link for App download:
TeamViewer app for mobile devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android)

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Old 2011-06-11, 17:20   #9
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What OS do you have? There's a good chance it comes with Remote Desktop.
I have Windows 7, it has remote desktop but as far as I am concerned it requires someone to physically exist at your PC and approve your access. Correct me if I am wrong.

Therefore, based on the answer above, I guess I will go for Teamviewer.

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Use Windows Live Skydrive. Its free and doesn't require port forwarding.
Meh... I don't trust Microsoft products much anymore... Besides, port forwarding on my router can be done in 20 seconds so it's not a problem.

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Old 2011-06-11, 17:48   #10
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TeamViewer is what I use, Its really good and does the job.

Also You can download the Iphone App that lets you access your computer from your Iphone, not sure if you can download this app for other smart phones.

Link for App download:
TeamViewer app for mobile devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android)
Yup good software/app. Got it on my Galaxy S too, yeah totally nerdy i know.



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