Can anyone recommend a programme that will allow me to access my pc at home whilst at work. I currently use PCAnywhere via modem but as I am currently on NTL broadband at home and BT Broadband at work I have tried to configure the system to make use of the FREE highspeed broadband connection but have got nowhere. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance Home= NTL 150k, Win XP, Norton a/virus + firewall Work= BT Broadband 500, Win 98, Norton a/virus + firewall. (I have checked out symantecs webb site for help with pcanywhere but to no avail)
VNC stands for Virtual Network Computing. It is remote control software which allows you to view and interact with one computer (the "server") using a simple program (the "viewer") on another computer anywhere on the Internet. The two computers don't even have to be the same type, so for example you can use VNC to view an office Linux machine on your Windows PC at home. VNC is freely and publicly available and is in widespread active use by millions throughout industry, academia and privately.
thanks all for the replies, I will try VNC first, purely because it was suggested first and then Wizzle's suggestion if VNC fails, Just as an after thought are their any firewall "hurdles" that will cause VNC to not work as I configured pcanywhere what I thought was correctly but with no success,,,, ps the "works" computer goes through a router, does this make any difference??
RDC when I used it meant I had to be able to accept the connection then allow the user to "Take Control" by running upstairs.It also only allows connections thereafter for 30 days,meaning that even tho' the pc's ARE able to remain on and connected for this length of time,every 30 days daygo would have to run home accept the connection then backto work to send the "Take Control" message,home again to allow this then backto work to "play" with the remote pc. :-)
I followed your link and RDC and Remote Desktop are one and the same,to setup Remote Desktop is as I said above,reading that link says it does exactly the same as Remote Desktop.If it does the same job,I assumed it would need 3rd party to "allow" :-)