Remote Desktop - Fast enough using 56k Dialup?

  Shorty 21:12 28 Sep 03

My wife has been offered a kind of remote desktop option by her company to work from home. Details are a bit sketchy sorry. My main question is that will she be able to dial in and run a programme (Sage Payroll Program) using a 56k dialup account. She will also need some word and excel files from the company server, but I guess that would be less of a problem.

  Gaz 25 22:40 28 Sep 03

She will be able to operate the remote computer, and running programs on it on a 56K is ok, long as you do not have to many features selected like print, sounds and high color graphics.

Broadband is best for RD sharing.

  graham√ 23:49 28 Sep 03

I would think that she would be connecting to the companys server using dial up, not using remote desktop. 56k is fine for Excel and Word. Large files would take a while to transfer, but presumably a Freephone number would be used, so it shouldn't be a problem.

  MichelleC 09:15 29 Sep 03

And bearing in mind Freeserve cut you off every 2 hrs on Anytime, but Tiscali (for instance) don't.

  -pops- 09:19 29 Sep 03

See if you can get your wife's company to install broadband for you<;-)))

  Shorty 16:02 30 Sep 03

Thanks, I really like the suggestion to plead for Broadband access! See where we go from here

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