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# 39538 16-Aug-2009 11:19
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Hey guys,

I would like to know, in layman terms, how one would go about remote accessing my two home computers, running Vista Premium and XP Home. 

Both computers are connected wirelessly to Telecom broadband's Thomson wireless modem.  We are on the Explorer plan, so I don't think we have a static IP address?  Or do we?

Anyway, I have read on the net of solutions to access computers remotely but not sure whether any are valid or a hoax to take money from you.

I don't mind spending money on software to enable me to take control of my home computers remotely - not just to access files, but to control the machines too.

Can anyone help?  Highly appreciate it:)


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  # 247179 16-Aug-2009 13:03
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Thanks MF, I will give it a go now!

 
 
 
 


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  # 247180 16-Aug-2009 13:10
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freitasm: I use Logmein at home and in our servers. They have a free version, and you don't have to worry about configuring firewalls, router, etc.



+1.. If you have an iPhone or Windows mobile you can use those devices to remote control your PC's too

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  # 247181 16-Aug-2009 13:19
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Teamviewer is really good. Again no port forwarding required.

You can also do file transfers on the personal version which is free.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  # 247198 16-Aug-2009 14:38
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freitasm: I use Logmein at home and in our servers. They have a free version, and you don't have to worry about configuring firewalls, router, etc.


I use Hamachi, and I think freitasm *was* using it at some stage for the GZ servers.

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  # 247202 16-Aug-2009 14:44
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nate:
freitasm: I use Logmein at home and in our servers. They have a free version, and you don't have to worry about configuring firewalls, router, etc.


I use Hamachi, and I think freitasm *was* using it at some stage for the GZ servers.


I still have Hamachi in all machines. Hamachi is a VPN though, not a remote access/control solution.





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  # 247208 16-Aug-2009 15:17
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freitasm: I use Logmein at home and in our servers. They have a free version, and you don't have to worry about configuring firewalls, router, etc.


+1 for logmein. very easy to use once set up.

I often help out friends this way. basicly download the msi file email it to them as slong as they run it with in a few hours they dont need to loginto your acount.

its swt.




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  # 247241 16-Aug-2009 16:41
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Cool I got logmein working now:) Just wondering how secure such remote connections are?

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  # 247245 16-Aug-2009 16:46
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+1 for LMI as well. Been using it for a few years now without any issues on my own systems and clients.




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  # 247275 16-Aug-2009 18:00
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+1 for TeamViewer. The coolest part is you can use this on any computer without requiring installation and admin rights.




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  # 247279 16-Aug-2009 18:09
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d3Xt3r: +1 for TeamViewer. The coolest part is you can use this on any computer without requiring installation and admin rights.



Wouldn't that be less secure?

Makes me wonder whether it is easy for a hacker to hack into TeamViewer or LogMeIn and then they will have access to all your computers.

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  # 247283 16-Aug-2009 18:20
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heavenly_wild:
d3Xt3r: +1 for TeamViewer. The coolest part is you can use this on any computer without requiring installation and admin rights.



Wouldn't that be less secure?


Makes me wonder whether it is easy for a hacker to hack into TeamViewer or LogMeIn and then they will have access to all your computers.


Less secure from what point of view? It's pretty secure from a man-in-the-middle attacks PoV as the traffic is an encrypted tunnel. TeamViewer uses RSA and AES schemes, and RSA is not that easy to crack.

But yeah, theoretically speaking, any extra service that you're adding on your computer/network == one more node available for attacking.

 



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  # 247291 16-Aug-2009 18:24
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Well, I guess I am just a little surprised how easy it was to set up (LogMeIn) and get remote access working. Makes me wonder if a hacker could somehow use it to their advantage - it's just my phobia but I still sleep at night:P

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billgates: Teamviewer is really good. Again no port forwarding required.

You can also do file transfers on the personal version which is free.

Seconded.

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