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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Petaluma, CA
Re: Remote Access Software - 11-26-2008, 08:33 PM
For remote access, VNC has always worked fine for me. I've used both TightVNC and RealVNC. TightVNC is open source and can be found at:
RealVNC is free for personal use, and can be found at:
The free version of RealVNC does NOT offer file transfers, but their "Personal Edition" does offer it, as well as support for $30.00 US. Assuming you can figure out the file transfer yourself (set up permissions, firewall etc) then you may not care about that...
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Re: Remote Access Software - 11-27-2008, 01:15 AM
I appreciate your post Fanfoot. Last night while reading posts on the mydellmini forums, I started noticing a trend of people having servers. Not one for asking and waiting, I started searching on the web about servers at home and their significance. I found fairly quickly that I should have had a server about a year ago when I lost a 500GB drive that had my wife's info and pics on it. It wasnâ€™t long before I found what I needed. A user friendly, low tech, remote access solution. Windows Home Server. HP makes two different spec. versions. We liked the redundancy feature, centralized I-Tunes (7500+ songs), picture sharing, and remote access to our files from anywhere. We chose the EX470 for the task. It was the cheapest on sale at Micro Center of the two then I added an additional 500GB drive with a ram upgrade from 512MB to 2GB. As soon as my wife finishes up her last class on a way to her Masters degree this week, then I will hook it up to our system.
I really look forward to utilizing this thing. We have 2 laptops and a desktop, nothing fancy other than the mini my wife is getting for Christmas . The only thing for me that I havenâ€™t resolved is the remote access to the parents and in-laws for fixing their computer, but I think I can live with this solution. Remember one thing in life if you have to choose. A happy wife is a happy life!
Has anyone else used Windows Home Server? What are your experiences with it?
What a great tool to use with your mini!!!
Join Date: Feb 2013
02-08-2013, 02:42 PM
There's the new software - Thinomenon Remote Access Suite.
It works with Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. It's an easy and secure remote-access solution to get unlimited access to your PCs from any Web browser anywhere.
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