There are a few alternatives for local remote access to your computer — local as in, from my notebook at home to my home theater PC.
For that service, and to access my other home computers behind my firewall, I use UltraVNC. UltraVNC is great if you’re accessing within your home network, but, in order to be able to get to your home computer through a router, a remote control program has to be answering a connection request from your computer.
That’s where GoToMyPC comes in with their cool service. GoToMyPC works through a remote web browser, with little configuration. You set a couple passwords and run a program on your home computer so that it maintains a connection to the GoToMyPC servers.
With GoToMyPC, you sign up for their service — and they have a free trial!
Remote Control of Your PC Via the Web
You’ll never have to go back to work just to get a forgotten file
You’re out of town on business; your meeting starts in fifteen minutes, and you realize you’ve forgotten a critical file. No need to panic. You’ve got Internet access in your hotel and you installed GoToMyPC on your office computer before you left.
GoToMyPC is a secure and easy way to access your computer from any browser-equipped computer anywhere in the world. Once your computer is enabled, you can access it at any time from anywhere by logging in to the GoToMyPC Web site. You have full control of the computer and all files, programs and network resources available on the machine. You simply work on your PC as if you were sitting in front of it, even though you may be thousands of miles away.
This makes telecommuting, working from home and keeping up while traveling much easier than its ever been before. You can work on your computer remotely or transfer files between the computer you’re using and the one you’re accessing. Unlike conventional remote control software or VPN solutions (virtual private networks), GoToMyPC doesn’t require you to fiddle with port settings, IP addresses or complicated software and hardware installations. Setup takes only 2 minutes. And it even works behind corporate firewalls.
The only requirement is that your computer must be left on and connected to the Internet in order to access it remotely. GoToMyPC can only be used with Windows PCs for now, but MAC and Linux versions are expected in the future. GoToMyPC uses 128-bit end-to-end encryption plus multiple password challenges to ensure security.
You can get a free trial by: Clicking Here.