Acces your home pc from anywhere with web connection.

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by CDT_Dodger, Jul 17, 2008.

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  1. Just thought I would place this post for a nice little app that I use. A guy in another forum seems stuck trying to access arrse on a works pc. This is one option for a workaround

    Its for those people who need to access their home computer from their workplace or a similar scenario. I use it myself and can log into my home box with a secure connection whilst working away or on hols. That way I can surf betting, porn and torrent sites etc.. during working hours and manage my daily torrent downloads. I can even phone the missus to swap out the DVDs whilst I perform the burning tasks.

    Just download this and install on home pc, create account then log in to your desktop from the web. You can actually run it from the same pc and you will get a minature but fully controllable desktop sittingin your browser:

    https://secure.logmein.com/home.asp?lang=uk



    And before you all say "fcuk that",it could be dodgy - its not. You can check out the on line reviews for reassurance. Its also FREE.

    I have gained access to my home box through various different corporate networks due to my job and it gets through most firewalls. All depends on how strong a firewall policy is in place at work but it works 99% of the time.
     
  2. have tried this from DII at work and can't connect,

    use it at home all the time to connect to relations PC's when they often have trouble
     
  3. Nice one sparky - looks the ticket that does for sticking it on a usb drive. Will have to look into it myself.
     
  4. To be fair, all that seems to cut out is using the browser logon process. Still, makes you look really much more cleverer.
     
  5. anything you cannot control (that is going through some one elses system or servers) makes me a little suspicious. I am sure its good for the lay person however (i shall leave it there)
     
  6. Dont use it its open to anyone!

    The Ports are left open so a poetential hacker could easily beat the encryption and get in!
     
  7. Fair one. Can you suggest an alternative, if there is one, please?
     
  8. There is (in every post) one scaremonger and you sir have just won that title.
     
  9. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    I use logmein quite a bit and find it excellent. I thought the tunnel was secured using 256bit SSL encryption which is of course good enough for credit card companies. Plus it uses intrusion detection so for just checking my PC from abroad say, its good enough

    One of the fundamental key elements of security is not making something over secure, it has to be appropriate and logmein seems to tick those boxes for me.

    Horses for courses I suppose