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Remote control another computer: which IP address will show?

by ninjawolfshogun / June 3, 2013 8:32 PM PDT

I want to remotely control another computer in another state. Will I need a special type of software to do this? Which ip address will appear to third parties wanting to find the information: the computer that is being controlled, my computer, or both? Also, is it possible to set up a remote cell phone connection in order to have the second cell phone ping from the other state rather than my own? How do I go about doing these things, or is it simply not possible?

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There is a program
by glb613 / June 3, 2013 8:46 PM PDT

called "Go to my PC" that allows remote access. You can try it free for 30 days and see if it fits your needs.

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Sure, Windows has Remote Desktop built in, and there's also numerous free variants on VNC out there that will do the same job. As for the IP address, if you load a web page from the remotely controlled computer, that's the IP address that will be logged, not yours.

Not entirely sure what you're asking about as far as the cell phone, but cell phones only have a signal range of a couple miles and always use the closest tower they can find. Unless by "in another state" you mean you literally live on the border then forget about it. It's not going to happen. There are various call forwarding solutions though, where a call to one phone number gets sent to another and your cellular provider might be the best place to start asking about that topic.

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As to IP addresses.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2013 2:07 AM PDT

If we perform a traceroute, then all IPs should show up. As this trace is well discussed I'll stop here.

IP addresses are usually not limited or tell what state you are in so I'm left to guess why it matters. Because of our government concerns, a person wanting to hide their location is not really possible so let's get that off the table as well.

As to the cell phones, why not? There are many fine applications for smart phones so telling some phone sitting there to ping this to that on command is possible. You have strung together quite a post here.

In fact this reminds me of the story about blind men encountering an elephant. Not one figured out what it was. In your post, since you appear to not tell what your concern or goal may be, folk may be not answering your real question.

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Team Viewer
by pgc3 / June 4, 2013 2:47 AM PDT

Another thing to try would be Teamviewer, there is a free version as well as a paid, more commercial, variant.

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