what software to access my home computer from outside?
You’ll need some sort of Remote Desktop software, I think RealVNC is one to try. I use Apple Remote Desktop on my Macs, which works really well. You do need a fast, stable connection though, and it will be slower than using the computer normally.
Alternatively, if you just need to access files, rather than needing to control the remote machine,why not upload them to a file server?Posted 9 years ago
RealVNC will do the trick, though you will need to open the relevant ports and check your work (if you’re accessing a work PC) allows outside access, or re-config your router if its your home one. I regularly use VNC to work on the lab computers from the office, the office computer from home, spy on the landlord inspecting the property from work with my webcam etcPosted 9 years agoclubberMember
Thanks for the suggestions so far.
I already have and use a 3g phone (I started this thread with it!) but even with the gmail app, it’s not practical for writing proper emails or even just adding attachments, web links, etc.
Is there anything that allows you to run in background on the home pc rather than just controlling the desktop – the home computer is a media computer (ie it’s our tv too) so I wouldn’t be able to do much with it if my wife’s home watching ‘Finding Nemo’ with our son 🙂Posted 9 years agobreatheeasyMember
I’m not sure you could connect (via the work internet) to your home PC with the purpose of using your homes PC internet connection to get you into gMail or the likes. The works firewall would stamp all over allowing that content to be shipped back into your office.Posted 9 years ago
I’ve yet to work in a place where I couldnt connect to my home PC from the office, if the connection is established from inside the business to outside. Using it at the same time as the PC being a media server, seems like an odd requirement – what are you using it for? Making the home PC a linux machine would make that easy, the problem with windows is that as far as I know you can only have one instance of windows running and VNC accesses that. With Linux you could simply fire up another desktop and log in again, there may be windows apps that allow this but I know of none.Posted 9 years ago
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