I want to use my PC from a diffrent PC

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by supershaun, May 22, 2003.

  1. supershaun

    supershaun Guest

    Right, While im at work my PC is on and connected to the net normally downloading various items. I want to be able to view my screen and use my PC from work as though i was infront of my PC. The problem i face is that were not able to install any programs on work pc's. Is there any programs that I can install on my home PC then connect over the net to my PC at home. Ive tried VNC Viewer but i cant seem to make it work. I'm more Hardware based than software so the easier the better. All help appriciated.

    Thanx
     
  2. TheBlueRaja

    TheBlueRaja BR to Some

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    PC Anywhere is supposed to be really good.
     
  3. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Try Citrix perhaps? I used to use this program at a former employer. I honestly don't know how to use it and configure it, but I remember seeing this program on the Windows XP Pro CD actually...

    Melon
     
  4. TheBlueRaja

    TheBlueRaja BR to Some

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    NetSupport as well is a possibility.
     
  5. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    I use a free program called Remote Administrator 2.1
    Its totally n00b friendly and requires hardly any setting up at all.
     
  6. Un4gIvEn1

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  7. supershaun

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  8. supershaun

    supershaun Guest

    Also with VNC in genral wouldnt i need to install it on the PC at work?
     
  9. ntguru50

    ntguru50 Guest

    TightVNC is more secure with some additional features the standard VNC Viewer doesn't have. Check out their site for more info. It's a small app, minimal traffic. There's cool features like viewer through a web browser, so if it's installed on your pc, all you would need to do if you're away from your pc is open a browser and type in yourcomputername:5800 or whatever port # you choose. Improved performance, like local cursor handling, so when you move your cursor that exact same movement is happening at the remote pc, if you leave the cursor in a certain spot, it'll be at the same spot on the other pc. Best of all, it's free. XP's remote desktop is cool as well, but tough to configure for firewalls. Have you checked to see if the ports you're using for VNC have been blocked at work?
     
  10. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    if you have XP Pro you could use Remote Desktop
     
  11. supershaun

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    yourcomputername ? is that my I.P address?
     
  12. sboulema

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    try remote adminstrator.
    and your ip adress is made out of 4 numbers, you can see it with netstat or www.myip.com or something like that
     
  13. mikill

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    note: FREE is really SHAREWARE.
     
  14. sboulema

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    yep youre right....