How to Control your PC from anywhere

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If you don't want to leave the contents of your PC at home, nor do you want to lug the computer around, check out this video for some information on how to access your machine at home from anywhere!
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Call us enthusiastic, but we're all about setting up remote access using remote control software on this episode of Systm!
There are a number of ways to do this... commercial tools, open source tools like VNC, and even something that Microsoft already stuffed inside some versions Windows XP, Vista and 7.
This is different from DynDNS,that allows you to find your home server no matter what IP address your ISP assigns you. Many of the services we're talking about today already have this ability built in.
There are tons of commercial applications to do this. They usually charge a monthly fee, but can save you lots of work setting things up. We talk the following applications, and tell you which ones are the best deal and why:
pcAnywhere GoToMyPC.com LogMeIn.com
We also walk you through setting up free tools, such as the Remote Desktop Connection tool that have been built into many versions of Windows since XP.
That includes the basics of port forwarding, which you'll need to set up in your router for most DIY remote connection tools.

Finally, we get our geek on and walk you thru setting up VNC, aka Virtual Network Comput

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I used Proxy Network's remote control software on mine and my Mother's computer so I can help her when she runs into trouble. The woman is onl y53 but is such a technophobe that she gets overwhelmed just checking her email. I end up running 'video demos' for her almost every week..

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