Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1462 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 270

Subscriber

Topic # 110957 20-Oct-2012 18:13
Send private message

Looking for some suitiable software where I can remote control another PC via the internet.

Basically going away for about 3 weeks but want to be able to access the computer at home in order to clear out emails etc. I've seen logmein before, given it a try for the free peroid and un-installed it.

Would be handy if there was an android app as well, oh and by the way it needs to be free!


Create new topic
3774 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 217

Trusted

  Reply # 704083 20-Oct-2012 18:17
Send private message

Teamviewer (free) or Logmein (there is a free version)




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

mjb

922 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21

Trusted

  Reply # 704084 20-Oct-2012 18:19
Send private message

there are:

* Microsoft's Remote Desktop
* TeamViewer
* VNC
* RemoteAdmin
* LogMeIn
* countless others...


Most of those have mobile apps - I would recommend TeamViewer which is free for personal use. (and you can sign in with it, and access any machine with a logged in client from anywhere else you can log in - even via proxies)... That said, I'm sure LogMeIn has that too, but I've never used it.




contentsofsignaturemaysettleduringshipping

 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
59190 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10421

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 704137 20-Oct-2012 20:51
Send private message

LogMeIn. I use the free one at home, paid one on all Geekzone servers. But can't you access email on the go, instead? What if the laptop crashes, or goes to sleep? How you get the emails then?




6508 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 521

Trusted

  Reply # 704153 20-Oct-2012 21:24
Send private message

freitasm: can't you access email on the go, instead?
+1

I was just thinking that...

31 posts

Geek


  Reply # 707965 28-Oct-2012 15:53
Send private message

I too can vouch for Teamviewer, I have this on many friends Pc's with unatended login so if they have any problems I can just connect in and take a look. Its great because even if you restart the pc it will autorun the process which will allow you to login again.

12 posts

Geek


  Reply # 717797 15-Nov-2012 16:08
Send private message

Same as billgates Teamviewer (free) or Logmein (there is a free version)
My preference is teamviewer. make sure you set it up to start with windows and you set it up with unattended access (you have a set password to insert to access the computer)

1234 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 87


  Reply # 718134 16-Nov-2012 09:46
Send private message

+1 for Logmein. I used it while on a trip to the UK and it worked really well. And they have an Android app.

2821 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 246


  Reply # 718139 16-Nov-2012 09:54
Send private message

MurrayM: +1 for Logmein. I used it while on a trip to the UK and it worked really well. And they have an Android app.


They also have an iOS app. :)




219 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 15


  Reply # 718141 16-Nov-2012 09:55
Send private message

+1 for Teamviewer.
Used it from iphone and s3 via 3g. Works really well.

4135 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 634

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 718154 16-Nov-2012 10:41
Send private message

Another vote for LogMeIn - just go the free route - it's fully featured enough for plain old remote control of the PC. The time limited thing you might have seen in the past is just related to the full version trial that you get when you sign up - I wouldn't bother with this at all just go with the free version from the start.

I do find it to be a bit slow from time to time, that's generally a connection problem though not a problem with the software.

The iOS app is good, but not cheap. Still it's handy on the iPad to be able to do things on the run.

You can always use RDP as well but just make sure you change your default port to something obscure as a lot of attacks target RDP ports as they're well known and usually wide open.



1462 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 270

Subscriber

  Reply # 718385 16-Nov-2012 17:06
Send private message

Been uning teamviewer for a couple of weeks now, seems good.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39


UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.