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#37880 21-Jul-2009 07:34
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Any suggestions on the best (cheapest) options to remotely acces aWinXP computer that will be on dial-up and dynamic IP address?
I am dealing with a  person with nill computer experience so the target machine needs to be accessable with no operator intervention other than turn on the computer. It will be set up to auto-dial into the internet.


 I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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  #237344 21-Jul-2009 07:51
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Best to setup and install "No-ip" or dyndns so that you can use the same address every time.

but as for remote desktop, Dialup will be slow, but try "logmein"

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  #237345 21-Jul-2009 07:55
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+1 for "logmein" have used it in a past and seems to work ok

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  #237351 21-Jul-2009 08:24
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Yep. Logmein is good. I was told about a program called Team Viewer last night as well, which looks pretty good.

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  #237651 21-Jul-2009 20:33
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TeamViewer over LogMeIn any day. Also, there's no need to use NoIP or w/e - just install it on the clients PC and note down the ID. (And set a password).

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  #237658 21-Jul-2009 20:52
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definately Logmein. Simply go to the site, setup an account. Then login to that account from the PC you want to remote control and add it with Logmein free. Some programs are downloaded and now you can remote control that PC when ever you want.

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  #237748 22-Jul-2009 07:36
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Either LogMeIn or TeamViewer, both will work. They will both be pretty awful and frustrating over Dial-up though.


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  #237750 22-Jul-2009 07:58
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+1 Logmein - been using it for 2-3 years now with no problems over any sort of connection except Vodafone 3G.

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  #239007 26-Jul-2009 09:10
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I recommend Logmein.. it works great.

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  #239429 27-Jul-2009 19:26
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TeamViewer. Doesnt even require a setup to be run. There is a portable version available too.

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  #239431 27-Jul-2009 19:28
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I use Logmein Free on my home PCs, and Logmein IT Reach in all my servers...

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