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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2412 posts, RR: 24
Posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

hey.. just found this cool freeware that makes it possible to remote control your computer.. dont know if you have tried it before but its awesome.. A friend of mine told me about it yesterday and I just installed it on my laptop and on my desktop computer.

Its also good for filesharing between the computers.

http://www.logmein.com

dont worry about that trial thing that it mentions.. there is a freeware version aswell with unlimited usage.

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User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Been using this program for several months now. The free version does not allow file sharing or remote printing but it does allow unlimited computers to be added to your account. It's a great alternative to GoToMyPC and PC Anywhere. Given GoToMyPC's high subscription rates (for one PC it's $20 a month or $180 a year if you pre-pay), I am surprised Logmein continues to offer a free version that not only does everything that GoToMyPC does (with the exception of file sharing and remote printing, of course) but allows an unlimited number of computers to be added to one account (GoToMyPC doesn't offer a free version, you must pay for at least one computer subscription to use their program).
For those not familiar with Logmein, you simply establish an account and then load the logmein software onto any computers you want to be able to access from any other computer that has internet access. Also, while it does work best with computers that have high speed internet access, machines using dial up work well, too.


User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

There are all sorts of programs like this if I understand what you're saying... I don't know if you need a username and password for this function, It was actually something I was looking at doing before I got the laptop so I could control my computer from anywhere (now I just take my lappy with me) - Programs that come to mind are VNC (TightVNC) and Symantic/Norton PC Anywhere - I looked into it and found it would be too much of a hassle to run on dialup especially if I went out and my connection dropped and redialed and my IP changed, Eitherway It's extreamly handy software for those on the go alot...

Anyway, I love my lappy! Big grin

P.S I got dual monitor operations working tonight thanks to UAalltheway Big grin (Muchos Gracias)



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2412 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

Quoting Itsjustme (Reply 1):

Okay thanks for making that clear.. I was able to transfer files between my computers.. maybe I accidentally downloaded the trial version then. Anyway its cool! The only thing missing, would be a feature that would make it possible to start up the computer with this program aswell, so your computer doesn't have to be on all the time


User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 3):
The only thing missing, would be a feature that would make it possible to start up the computer with this program aswell, so your computer doesn't have to be on all the time

Microsoft is one step ahead of you. Either Windows 2000 or XP (I can't recall which right now but I think its 2000) has a setting that allows you to tell the computer to turn itself on at whatever time you designate (hit F2 during boot up to access these settings). So, theoretically, you could set that time for whatever time you are going to be at work or wherever you are going to be when you plan on accessing your client PC.

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 2):
VNC (TightVNC) and Symantic/Norton PC Anywhere

Am not familiar with VNC but I tried PC Anywhere, or rather I began to try it and it was a pain in the ass to install on the client PC (ran into numerous firewall and security issues). Also, the program costs about $200 and that's $200 more than the free version of logmein.

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 3):
Okay thanks for making that clear.. I was able to transfer files between my computers.. maybe I accidentally downloaded the trial version then.

Yep, you must have downloaded the trial version of "Logmein Pro". As you said, it's a great program. One thing I use it for is to help my less than computer savvy sister keep her PC up to date by remotely signing in and doing her PC maintenance for her. I tried teaching her but she lives 3000 miles away and rather than try and instruct her blindly over the phone, I found its a lot easier (and a helluva lot less frustrating) to just sign into her PC every couple weeks and do the maintenance for her.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2412 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

Quoting Itsjustme (Reply 4):
Microsoft is one step ahead of you. Either Windows 2000 or XP (I can't recall which right now but I think its 2000) has a setting that allows you to tell the computer to turn itself on at whatever time you designate (hit F2 during boot up to access these settings). So, theoretically, you could set that time for whatever time you are going to be at work or wherever you are going to be when you plan on accessing your client PC.

Okay but I meant when you are out travelling and you are gone for for many weeks in a row, then it would be a nice feature to be able to turn the computer on as if you were at home and turned it on. Because you dont always know when you will be online when you are out travelling.

Quoting Itsjustme (Reply 4):
Yep, you must have downloaded the trial version of "Logmein Pro". As you said, it's a great program. One thing I use it for is to help my less than computer savvy sister keep her PC up to date by remotely signing in and doing her PC maintenance for her. I tried teaching her but she lives 3000 miles away and rather than try and instruct her blindly over the phone, I found its a lot easier (and a helluva lot less frustrating) to just sign into her PC every couple weeks and do the maintenance for her.

Thats really cool!  Smile I should do that for my sister aswell


User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

Quoting Itsjustme (Reply 4):
Am not familiar with VNC

It's basically the free version of PC Anywhere



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