Controlling my PC Remotely

By mickylaren
Apr 2, 2005
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  1. Can I us a program like PCAnywhere to access a computer behind a NAT firewall (it's a Linksys Router)?

    I'd go with gotomypc, but I don't like the idea of a subscription service.
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,871

    yes as long as the port forwarding is set up correctly to allow it, otherwise you'd have to set that machine as the DMZ host. Check the manual for your router or the Linksys site for setting it up, also check PCAnywhere documentation(their site prolly has info) on what ports need to be set.
  3. nellakita

    nellakita Newcomer, in training Posts: 54

    ya you can control your computer from any were even through a router but dont pay for pc anywhere use the
    http://www.realvnc.com/
    it free and it works really well i like it better than the one xp comes with
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    I"ve used PCRemote in the past with no problems.
  5. mickylaren

    mickylaren Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Hi -
    Thanks for all your help with this. PCAnywhere seemed to be a bit pricey, and gotomypc is a monthly fee. I will try the VNC software.

    -Micky
  6. brylee

    brylee Newcomer, in training

    VNC is free but when it come to security, products like PCAnywhere or GoToMyPc would be more secure as they have enforced encryption.

    If you are looking for an affordable secure solution, then RemotePC would be a better choice.
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