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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:11 am 
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I'm after a decent remote access software package to work from home. I've looked around and found one "LogMeIn" but they want £7/a month subscription.

Any decent free ones / cheaper ones?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:21 am 
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go to my pc is good, well it worked for me, no idea on the costs.

https://www.gotomypc.com/en_GB/entry.tmpl?Action=rgoto&_sf=2


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:30 am 
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TheGreenRabbit wrote:
go to my pc is good, well it worked for me, no idea on the costs.

https://www.gotomypc.com/en_GB/entry.tmpl?Action=rgoto&_sf=2


Cheers, looks good but £12/a month is a bit too much for access to one pc.

That LogMeIn has a free version with limited options, i think its a bit too basic.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:59 am 
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VNC would probably be a simple way as long as there are no firewall issues, or dynamic IP problems. Who runs the office network? If it's you, then no problem, if it's a grungy sysadmin with long hair and an alergy to soap, you may need to ply them with foam swords or cider.

http://www.realvnc.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vnc


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Surfr wrote:
VNC would probably be a simple way as long as there are no firewall issues, or dynamic IP problems. Who runs the office network? If it's you, then no problem, if it's a grungy sysadmin with long hair and an alergy to soap, you may need to ply them with foam swords or cider.

http://www.realvnc.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vnc


:lol: It is me (i could ply myself with cider). It's only a small office with 4 PC's and the boss want to be able to access her PC from home.

Thanks for those links, I will have to compare its features to the others. £35 is more like it, rather than a monthly or yearly subscription like the others i looked at!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:58 am 
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Free is even better than 35 quid!

http://www.uvnc.com/

There's a few VNC implimentations out there so shop around.


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Certainly is!

Thanks again, i will have a play with a few of these free versions.


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VNC is pretty crappy and the security is non-existent.


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retrojon wrote:
VNC is pretty crappy and the security is non-existent.


Any suggestions on what to use? Only experience I have with these sort of programs is a basic trojan horse i used as a prank on a mate in uni 10 years ago :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:54 pm 
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If you have XP pro you could try remote desktop.

This seems to walk you through it, but leaves out how to set up a VPN.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/usin ... intro.mspx


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