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I Want To Access My PC From Anywhere

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by coreygeer, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    Alright here's the deal.

    So Time Warner Cable basically sucks ass with Torrents.. because they refuse to change our IP and it never changes, HOWEVER! I do have a spare laptop (not a powerhouse) but it runs well enough to use for IM use that I can set up at my mom's house and the IP constantly changes on her Internet and it's UL/DL speed is competitively pretty nice for DSL.

    So my question is.. if I were to set up my laptop at that house and leave it running 24/7 is there a way to access my PC there from here at home through this PC?

    I see programs that offer "Access your PC from anywhere", are there any free programs or even if it's not free, can anyone recommend a good one?
     
  2. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm not sure of any free programs but PC Anywhere offers a 30 day trial. At least you get to check it out first.
     
  3. albol

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    I've been using Teamviewer for as long as I can remember. Really great tool and it's free too. http://www.teamviewer.com
     
  4. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    I've never even heard of these programs or this function until I started doing some simple searches..

    I was just sitting there listening to music and thought "wait.. why the hell don't I have a computer set up at my old house running some torrents since i'm banned here".

    Sometimes I miss the simplest solutions to the biggest problems
     
  5. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    PCAnywhere isn't too bad, plus it's free.

    There's also UltraVNC, which is also free, but can be a little tricky to setup.

    Both are good options, and work well, after you configure your firewall.
     
  6. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    I don't want to question you or pin point you out or anything but can anyone else back up this website? It looks kind of.. un-trustworthy. Idk why I get the feeling, I just did when I first saw the site.
     
  7. DrGonzo

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    Hey

    Why are you looking for some program to do this when windows already comes with this built-in to it ?

    Ever heard of Remote Desktop? I use it all the time.

    You need to enable first in the PC you want to access.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsXp/using/mobility/getstarted/Remoteintro.mspx

    The last step of that tutorial tells you to enter in the Computer name when you want to connect to the remote computer, this is only if the computer is on the same local network or LAN, but in your case the computer you want to connect to is not on your LAN, its a remote connection via the Internet.

    So you need to enter in the IP address of that Computer in the Remote Desktop connection box.

    If you have setup your firewall rules according to the Tutorial above you should be able to enter in the IP address of the PC you want to connect to and you will be remotely logged onto that PC.

    If this does not work you may also need to setup Port Forwarding on the internet router where the PC you want to access is. This is different for every brand of router. There is usually an Administration page you can access on your router. First you need to give the PC you want to connect to a Static Local IP Address. You need to Forward Port: 3389 on your Router to this new Static IP address.

    How to setup a static IP:
    http://portforward.com/networking/static-xp.htm

    How Forward Ports:
    http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm

    Lastly if the PC you want to connect to uses a Dynamic IP address on the Internet side this will make things difficult when trying to connect as the IP address will be constantly changing. So you need to know what the IP address of the remote PC is without having to call your Mom or go over to the PC and check.

    So there is a solution to this also, you need to use a Dynamic DNS service. You will install a small program on the remote PC that will constantly monitor the IP of the remote PC. You will also get a Domain such as:

    myremotepc.dynalias.com

    You can choose from a number of free domains. This little program you installed on your remote PC will constantly update the DNS records for the Domain so that when you type in this Domain into your browser or Ping it, it will always point to your remote PC's current IP address.

    So now when you have all this setup you can open up the Remote Desktop connection box and type in your new free Domain your got from the Dynamic DNS service and it will connect to your remote PC.

    Here is the link to a free Dynamic DNS service:
    http://www.dyndns.com/services/dns/dyndns/

    Hope this helps.

    DrGonzo.
     
  8. PieBrain

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    Logmein.com.... works like a charm! and it's free. Its all you need. Forget everything else.
     
  9. extra

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    logmein.com
    the free version will let you dop it
    best program!!!
     
  10. foxler

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    I use tightvnc to control the pc's around the house. Its been around for a while but not sure how well it would compare the the rest of the apps suggested. Just gotta make sure your router port forwarding is set up right before launching the app.

    http://www.tightvnc.com/
     
  11. catman08

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    Tight VNC is great ... super easy to set up and free. Also very reliable. Using it to control the networks of several clients. Of course pass protected and secure line.

    If you use such a program just make sure you have the port forwarding role in your router set up.
     
  12. chillyd

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    Yeah logmein.com is awesome.
     
  13. JohnDoe

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    dameware kicks the crap out of vnc its about 1000 times better and use it every day for sites in the US India and the UK :) plus comes with so much exta stuff for techies give you much more power than any other RAT client.
     
  14. timo81

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    +1 for logmein.com - free and you dont need to play with ports. u can access from any web browser.
     
  15. catman08

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    sounds good :) is it free also?
     
  16. darkincome

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    you should use a vnc solution if you know how to set it up right because then you can access your pc from mobile devices like iphone.
     
  17. SEOHolicc

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    Yeah, Logmein.com is really great. It's free and lets you log in from anywhere just like you were using your computer from home.

    Log Me In also has a free service called Hamachi that will let you access your hard drive from the other computer like it was attached to your laptop.
     
  18. onslaught82

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    UltraVNC is the best program for this. I used to use it to support users at satellite offices.
     
  19. foxler

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    na, its like 89$
     
  20. JohnDoe

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    but free if you know how to use google guys try it tweak the video settings and screen size and you will never go back to VNC I use to use PCanywhere back in the day with dial up modems then moved to VNC then about 3 years back found dameware and use it every single work day.