Free Remote Access @ Log Me In
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Free Remote Access @ Log Me In

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Found 23rd Jan 2011Made hot 24th Jan 2011
used this myself for 3 years now to run my home PC's from work and when i'm out of the country . not seen it on here so thought i would see what you guys think ... take it or leave it its free

LogMeIn Free gives you remote control of your PC or Mac from any other computer with an Internet connection.

Simply install LogMeIn on the computer you want to access (it takes about 2 minutes), log into your account from another computer and click the computer you want to control. You'll see its desktop and be able to use all the applications on your remote computer as if you were sitting in front of it - even if you're across town, across the country, or across the world.

* Works with Windows PCs and Mac OS X
* Two-minute set-up
* 100% free

secure.logmein.com/US/…ee/

41 Comments

Would this enable me to access the 'My Documents' files on my home pc from another pc?

5rannoch

Would this enable me to access the 'My Documents' files on my home pc … Would this enable me to access the 'My Documents' files on my home pc from another pc?



Only in the paid-for version (you can get a 30 day trial). The free version only allows you to remotely control your home computer from somewhere else

I have heard about this for a while, but never suspected it was very good. I just did it though and it's amazing. Great product. Does mean that my productivity at work is gonna drop though

5rannoch

Would this enable me to access the 'My Documents' files on my home pc … Would this enable me to access the 'My Documents' files on my home pc from another pc?



Yes! I use it as well, and you can basically access everything on your computer.

thanks

DarkAng3L

Yes! I use it as well, and you can basically access everything on your … Yes! I use it as well, and you can basically access everything on your computer.



Do you have the paid-for version? Also, how secure is this i.e. if I can access everything - who else can?

Had this for years. Never mind that gotomypc crap this is the best.

Small files you can email back to whatever computer you're at

I have the free version and I have used it for more than one year to help my parents as they are not so good with computers. I have installed software on my home computer, I have managed files and downloaded files, I have opened pictures and movies, burned dvds and changed different settings, even though I am miles away from home. It works just as if you are in front of your home computer. Of course, for burning a dvd I told my dad to insert the blank dvd in the right place, but afterward I did everything else.

About security: when you install log me in on your home computer it will ask you to create a secret code for that particular computer (just like a password). The code can only be set and reset from the home computer (it can also be reset through logmein account) Then when you log in for your account on that website, beside the password for your account, it will also ask for that code.
Therefore, you can say it's twice as safe, as you need to know two passwords to access a home computer.

Another feature of LogMeIn is that you can remotely control more than one computer. You just need to install the software on each computer you want to use.

Edited by: "DarkAng3L" 24th Jan 2011

Crossloop +1

The best in my opinion. Been using it since the day it launched and support over 100 PC's with it. Also use LogMeIn Central. Quality stuff.

Steve

Crossloop is ok if someone is at the other end to start the connection. Logmein allows you to remote use a PC with no user actions at the other end, very good if like us you need to control PCs at various times remotely. Very secure, just always use strong passwords (but you should always do anyway(

fluidz

Crossloop +1

Banned

5rannoch

Would this enable me to access the 'My Documents' files on my home pc … Would this enable me to access the 'My Documents' files on my home pc from another pc?


this is more suitable for stuff like that

dropbox.com

Banned

LMI is superb especially when you have siblings, friends, parents who are forever ringing you up with problems lol

Firefox is free download that also
Heh Internet Explorer is free too
What's next oh ... Opera is free too (sorry soneones already posted that one!)

Lmi has been free forever as far as I can remember so how is this a deal? Should be posted in Misc, cold for me as misposted

Original Poster

well seems like you guys like this

it is very handy . glad i put something on here that others enjoy too

kas786 i did'nt put it as a deal (or did'nt mean to) i just thought it was a good thing for others to try .voting cold for something that is free is a bit mean
Edited by: "Reeferman" 24th Jan 2011

Banned

kas786

Firefox is free download that alsoHeh Internet Explorer is free tooWhat's … Firefox is free download that alsoHeh Internet Explorer is free tooWhat's next oh ... Opera is free too (sorry soneones already posted that one!)Lmi has been free forever as far as I can remember so how is this a deal? Should be posted in Misc, cold for me as misposted


silly comparison. Most people wont of heard of LMI.

and this isnt a deal, hence it being posted under FREEBIES.

anyone who votes a freebie cold is just an imbecile. If you dont like the freebie, dont vote.
Edited by: "csiman" 24th Jan 2011

csiman

silly comparison. Most people wont of heard of LMI.and this isnt a deal, … silly comparison. Most people wont of heard of LMI.and this isnt a deal, hence it being posted under FREEBIES.anyone who votes a freebie cold is just an imbecile. If you dont like the freebie, dont vote.



+1

i have never heard of but willing to give it a go,will be handy for parents pc as forever trying to talk dad though stuff

Is this totally free?
This is trail version and expire in 30 days (from cnet reviews)
so totally not free

Teamviewer is much better imo.

Original Poster

ramkmr

Is this totally free?This is trail version and expire in 30 days (from … Is this totally free?This is trail version and expire in 30 days (from cnet reviews) so totally not free



it is totally free just change your account to the free version

1. log back in
2. click properties
3. click Subscription tab
4. change Available subscriptions to logMeIn free
5. click Change Subscription "done"
now it will be totally free

Hope That Helps

I used to use LogMeIn on my home computer, and on my work computer but grew tired of having to email files to and from computers. Windows Live Mesh is exactly the same as LogMeIn, but allows you to copy and paste files/folders between computers - very clever.

Would recommend Live Mesh to everybody interested in Remote Access...

richmcveigh

I used to use LogMeIn on my home computer, and on my work computer but … I used to use LogMeIn on my home computer, and on my work computer but grew tired of having to email files to and from computers. Windows Live Mesh is exactly the same as LogMeIn, but allows you to copy and paste files/folders between computers - very clever.Would recommend Live Mesh to everybody interested in Remote Access...



For desktop control though it's not as fast.

Teamviewer is worth checking out as well. Totally free for non commercial use. Provides chat / whiteboard/ VOIP and Video as well as remote control or presentation modes.

Client is totally free and is available for Apple iOS and Android as well as Mac / Windows / Linux or access via a browser from anywhere.

I've got a copy installed on every family members PC to help out in those "Can you help me with my computer?" moments.

teamviewer.com/ind…spx

Agree with the people who have mentioned Teamviewer - use it regularly to help fix friends PC related issues. Works a treat.

windows already has this functionality built into it - called Remote Desktop - for free

Live Mesh USED to include an extension of this - but to be honest the remote desktop part of it was never really it's strong point.

instead of wasting your money on 3rd-party software (and then hoping you're near a computer that's also got that software installed on it when you need it) , just read this : microsoft.com/win…spx

then you can access your computer from ANY other windows PC (becuase they all have the Remote Desktop viewer" installed already) , and you can get RDP apps for most smartphones too.

Edited by: "d-signet" 24th Jan 2011

d-signet

windows already has this functionality built into it - called Remote … windows already has this functionality built into it - called Remote Desktop



Which deals with tunneling through firewalls and NAT does it? Ah. No.

Another vote for Teamviewer from me - free for personal use and much better featured and (unlike RDP) doesn't mean you have to leave ports open to use it or deal with inevitable NAT issues at either end.

If you really must use RDP then something like hamachi will do the bits it doesn't but that requires software to be installed at both ends.
Edited by: "dangel" 24th Jan 2011

Which deals with tunneling through firewalls and NAT does it?



never had a problem with either of those using RDP - as i said the main advantage is that you dont need to install any software at the other end. If i forget a document or something i know i can get onto a computer wherever i am (at a friends house, at a client's office, in a library or college...) - but can i get onto a computer that i'm allowed to install my own software onto? probably not.

It is possible to switch your PC on remotely if your router supports WOL and remote login.
Set up a service like DynDNS to assign a web address to your home IP then you can connect to your router from anywhere and tell it to switch your PC on. Give it time to boot then you should be able to log in. When your done, just select the shut down option in windows and it turn itself off again again whatever remote access service you;re using will just kill the connection.

dangel

Which deals with tunneling through firewalls and NAT does it? Ah. No. … Which deals with tunneling through firewalls and NAT does it? Ah. No. ;)Another vote for Teamviewer from me - free for personal use and much better featured and (unlike RDP) doesn't mean you have to leave ports open to use it or deal with inevitable NAT issues at either end.If you really must use RDP then something like hamachi will do the bits it doesn't but that requires software to be installed at both ends.



RDP is possible only if the pc to be controlled remotely has Win Professional or above. Does not work with Home Premuim?

another vote for team viewer works brilliantly easy to set up and freeeeee

williamssp

Teamviewer is worth checking out as well. Totally free for non commercial … Teamviewer is worth checking out as well. Totally free for non commercial use. Provides chat / whiteboard/ VOIP and Video as well as remote control or presentation modes.Client is totally free and is available for Apple iOS and Android as well as Mac / Windows / Linux or access via a browser from anywhere.I've got a copy installed on every family members PC to help out in those "Can you help me with my computer?" moments.[url=http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx]http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx[/url]



+!

d-signet

never had a problem with either of those using RDP - as i said the main … never had a problem with either of those using RDP - as i said the main advantage is that you dont need to install any software at the other end. If i forget a document or something i know i can get onto a computer wherever i am (at a friends house, at a client's office, in a library or college...) - but can i get onto a computer that i'm allowed to install my own software onto? probably not.



I've had no end of problems with Remote Desktop.On the rare occasions where it actually connects, it's so slow you can barely do anything without it crashing. And this is across several years on multiple PCs.

Hmm, installed logmein after reading this thread, Thanks OP!
Can anyone advice as to which is better though? lmi or teamviewer?
Are there advantages with lmi?

Fantastic product

ive been using this program for years on many pc's
Its secure, quick, always works and its free!
Plus gives you a 30 day trial of the pro version.

I agree with Seuden, Teamviewer is much better. I've been using it for about 2 years now and never had a problem.

Original Poster

Wow i did'nt realise how picky people were on here !!

look guys it does what it says on the tin !
its totally free!!
try it if you dont like what it does delete it from your pc !!

SIMPLES

IMP: The home computer cannot be control remotely by LogMeIn if it's shut down.
- DarkAng3L
it does'nt claim to ?
Edited by: "Reeferman" 25th Jan 2011

iOS 4 ? Would love this on my iPod!

intersting reading this thread, I am a big teamviewer fan. It is better than the LogMeIn and RDP for the simple reason that you can create a small custom exe for friends and family that they just start.
You can install it if you wish but by using the .exe you can distribute it to machines on a network.
Also a note to the person who supports 100 machines with this, either you have too many friends who are using to fix their pc's or you are using it at work whch means it won't be free.

RDP is free and is very good within a corporate environment where it can utilise NLM, but I wouldn't recommend it for Interet use as it can be a pain setting up the connection with modern routers that will have built in firewalls to stop this sort of thing. Teamviewer also has secure FTP which is rather good if you need to send things like photos to family and friends and not rely on FB.
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