just wanna say that famatech radmin supports audio transfer
The ability to remotely access your home PC from anywhere has long been a reality, though, in recent times, the number of products and tools that allow to remote control PC have exploded in numbers and capabilities.
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It is important, however, to differentiate remote PC access tools from remote PC control tools: the former allow you to remotely access your computer independently, without needing another person to be present at the other end; the latter are conceived to provide PC support and troubleshooting at-a-distance and this is why these tools require the presence of a user to authorize access to the remote computer.
With remote PC access tools, you can do both basic activities such as remote launching of applications you may not have installed on your portable laptop, or transferring and synchronizing files across your computers, or checking and sending emails while using the mail system available only inside your company.
Advanced capabilities available in some remote PC accss tools include the ability to print documents saved on your remote computer to a local printer, the possibility to listen to the audio of your remote PC and the option to invite an online guest to view your remote PC as well.
Obviously these remote PC access tools require that the remote PC that you want to control be constantly connected to the Internet. In some cases, a small plugin or mini software app needs to be installed on the computer in order for you to be able to control it from a remote distance.
In this remote PC access mini-guide I have collected some of the most popular remote access tools and services available today and have identified the following traits and characteristics as differentiating criteria for this job:
Please keep in mind that this mini-guide does not aim to be an exhaustive resource of all the remote PC access tools available out there. This list will grow with time thanks also to new tools and services that you will be suggesting by using the Comments section at the end of the article. Your contribution will be indeed precious to us.
GoToMyPC Personal allows you to remotely access your computer from any other Internet-connected computer in the world with almost any operating system through a secure, private connection. You need to leave your PC on and connected to the Internet and log in to www.gotomypc.com from any other computer. Simply click “connect”, and your PC desktop will appear in front of you.
BeAnywhere allows you to utilize any computer that you want to make remotely accessible. Once you install it on the remote computer, you will be able to access that computer from anywhere by entering BeAnywhere’s website, login and choose the computer you wish to control. The remote screen will appear inside your browser window and you'll be able to control it with your mouse and keyboard just as if you were there.
LogMeIn lets you access your Windows PC from anywhere in the world. All you need is a computer connected to the Internet. You see your remote PC's full desktop and control everything on it - applications, network files, email, printing - without the hassle of further downloads or installations. You can even share files that are too large for email. You can even print documents you've accessed remotely.
Famatech Radmin 3.0 Remote Control
Radmin is a secure remote control software and remote access software which enables you to work on a remote computer in real time as if you were using its own keyboard and mouse. You can remotely access the same computer from multiple places and use advanced file transferring, text and voice chats, remote shutdown and other features.
Remote Desktop Control
Remote Desktop Control displays the screen of another computer (via Internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other computer remotely. It means that you can work on a remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of it. It offers many powerful features, such as view only mode or remote system shutdown.
WebEx PCNow lets you access your own computer securely from any remote location via another computer with a web browser and an Internet connection. You can also access WebEx PCNow via your mobile phone to share and email files, access to Outlook email and calendar, access to Skype and call out from a mobile device.
RemotePC is a secure and simple way to access your computer connected to the Internet from anywhere in the world. You can read your emails, work on the documents and resources and retrieve important documents and data files from your home or office computer while on road. From your computer you can view the desktop of the RemotePC enabled computer and using the Viewer computer's keyboard and mouse to launch applications. Desktop sharing with up to 10 users is also supported.
With Laplink Everywhere remote access and control software you can safely and securely use applications, document files and network resources, or view and update your Outlook e-mail, contacts, calendar and tasks from anywhere - just as if you were sitting right in front of your own PC. Laplink Everywhere also includes remote desktop search from any web-enabled device (powered by Google Desktop Search).
GRC (Remote Control via Gmail)
GRC is a tiny application that allows you to access your remote computer and execute commands by sending an email with instructions via Gmail. You simply need to enter the command you want to execute in the subject of the email and then send an email to your own Gmail account. GRC is very useful for basic operations of remote access.
just wanna say that famatech radmin supports audio transfer
I thought bomgar was the only appliance-based option out there, I'm surprised I hadn't heard of RHUB.
You missed another one- proxynetworks has a good option as well.
You missed a new option: remote access appliance. Compared with software option, appliance is free from any other software to break your remote access software. Compared with hosted solutions, you don't need to pay monthly fees.
Check RHUB (http://www.rhubcom.com) for remote access appliance, which allows access to 1,000 PCs.
Another company offers the similar product. Check http://www.bomgar.com. However, it costs 3 to 15 times while it has several more management functions.
I've been looking over the net in search of a decent tool to remotely access technical support. I've found some: LogMeIn, iRemotePC, WebEx (VERY costly -- $375/month!). At last I've come across a web-based tool by the name of Techinline Remote Desktop. It works just great and the pricing is just $20 a month for unlimited use, or $40 for 20 session You'll only need an internet connection and a browser, no need to install anything on your pc. And right away you'll have a ready-to-use remote desktop access environment.
We're going to use it for technical support and I'm concerned how is it reliable?
Here is another interesting remote access tool. I found it on www.rdmplus.com.
RDM+ (Remote Desktop for Mobiles) works under the slogan - fast and secure remote PC access from anywhere, from any device.
Besides using my cell phone I can access my home PC with web-based RDM+ using web-browser absolutely free.
Another interesting project for desktop sharing.
Just quoting from the site directly.
What is ShowMyPC.com?
This is an open source Remote PC access project, an alternative to subscription
based sites like WebEx or Gotomypc.
ShowMyPC uses SSH port forwarding mechanism using Open Source SSH client plink
and VNC Remote access software. Users can use there own middle SSH server.
No registration, no logins, all open and free.