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    remote desktop

    hey guys...
    i'm currently ill in bed - and as I work from home, I've set up remote desktop connection so from bed I can connect to my main PC using my laptop...
    I connect using a single username and password - but how do I connect if I'm out of the office for example? WOuld I need to put an IP address or something?!
    thanks for any info

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    The most easiest way to do it would be something like GotoMyPc it costs money but, Hey, what doesn't eh? Either that or I'm sure someone can suggest a much better and possibly free way to do it, as for me I use GotoMyPC the easiest the way.

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    yah.. ive used that before.. its rather good! This remote desktop is free though! So long as you have it installed on windows..... XP Pro comes with it - so I am ok...... does gotomypc use IP addresses to connect?

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    Yea it will, by the way are you using a home network because you cannot really use Remote desktop connection without having the chosen connecting computer on the network, I have never tried to do it, this is just what I have heard

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    yes, I have a wireless network set up at home.... I assume that's why I was able to simply use my username and password to access the other PC..... I am loving this!! means I can "work" when I am in bed!! woo!

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    er...I think that remote desktop connection cope best with connections to and from other computers running on your local network. I think it is possible to connect to a office computer from home and use RD if they have a static IP which you can use to access to then network if their firewall settings allow you. However, programs like GotomyPC and pcAnywhere are more specific for doing stuff like that

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    vnc is free. But you have to set it up on both PCs and also your office machine should have a public IP.
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    my main office pc is on a broadband connection which the IP address changes all the time - I guess this will be a problem?

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    Yes it will be a problem if you're using vnc. Not sure about other remote control software
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    If you use GoToMyPC it does not matter as you can re-enter the IP address also your broadband connection should have a static IP which never changes which you can also use to connect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbreather
    If you use GoToMyPC it does not matter as you can re-enter the IP address also your broadband connection should have a static IP which never changes which you can also use to connect.
    The IP address of my broadband connection changes daily I think Not all ISP's offer (A)DSL broadband connections with static IP's as default, usually you have to pay extra.

    Back on topic, I heard GoToMyPc is pretty good stuff, so I might try it

    btw, when I last looked, there was 4 google ads offering R(emote)D(esktop)C(onnection) Software
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    now there isn't - must be random
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    http://www.emando.net/ is one I use for Remote Admin
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    I usually use GoToMYPC to connect to my home computer when I'm not at home (Duh! ) but another good place to check out is
    www.handyarchive.net It's got some good free tools on there for remote desktop connection. Just type that into the search bar

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    I use tightvnc on my network. It works well. As for your dynamic IP problem. This can easily be solved if you have some web space and FTP access and a simple program.

    I have a program I wrote which uploads my IP in a text file to my webspace, so I can access my computer at home remotely. I can give it to you if you'd like, source and all (it's not real hard to make).

    What it does is when run it creates a text file (ip.txt) with your system's ip and the date (so you can check how recent it was uploaded). Then it runs the windows ftp program using a script file so you don't have to be there to input the user/pass and what to upload etc. You can edit the ftp.txt file using ftp commands to tell it where to upload the ip.txt and the user/pass for the server etc..That's all you need to change. Then you setup a scheduled task to run this app at whatever time you want. A console window will popup as the ftp program runs but it will then close. Fully automated.

    [edit:] Clarified it a bit..
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    That could be a bit of a risk, I mean all someone has to do is find the FTP address and they can get into your username and password I still stand by GoToMYPC as it requires no FTP account which could be hacked (Not saying it will, and you'll probably write back telling me how secure it is! I'll be waiting lol)


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