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Software to operate your computer from a remote location

by Ravanui / July 21, 2005 5:09 PM PDT

Is there a software program that allows you to access and operate your home desktop computer over the internet from another computer location via a password without someone having to be at the home desktop to receive the request to access and authorize permission to take control of the home desktop?

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Look up TIGHTVNC on google.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2005 10:43 PM PDT

It's what I use. I don't offer instruction or support since it's free and documented.


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remote operation
by TheBeas / July 21, 2005 10:49 PM PDT

Although I've never used it, I understand from a knowledgeable source that Windows XP has a built-in remote access program. But there are several others that are available out there, as well.

I use GoToMyPC.com, which provides you an application that you can download onto your desktop. As long as the PC is turned on and running Windows, it allows you to access it remotely. I typically leave my PC running and access it with my laptop.

Granted, it's a little slow since you have to use your available Internet bandwidth. But it does give you direct access to everything that's on your PC's hard drive.

I understand Citrix has a similar program, but I've also heard of some flaws.

Hopefully, someone with a little more experience can offer more info. Good luck.


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