Controlling a remote computer is easier to accomplish than what you think. Now that more and more people are starting to use remote access technology for their own benefits, tons of remote access solutions have also surfaced online. In this guide, we’ve gathered two of the easiest remote access solutions for you to control a remote computer.
1. Windows Remote Desktop Connection or RDC - If you are using a Windows-running PC, then Windows Remote Desktop Connection or RDC can be your first free remote access option. This Microsoft built-in feature provides free remote access technology to users who need to control and access another computer remotely.
However, Windows RDC is disabled by default. That’s why it’s important to enable this feature first before you can control and access a remote computer from a distant. Also, this free remote access tool can only be used on the same network. You may need to accomplish additional steps first before you can connect to a private device with a different network. Usually, it includes exposing your device directly to the internet which isn’t the safest option for your device’s security.
2. Free Remote Access Software - Free Remote Access Software is a tool that allows you to connect your device to a remote computer from a physically separate location. Once the connection is established, you can now access and control the computer as if you are physically present in front of it. You can open files, manage apps, and even perform administrative tasks.
The good thing about free remote access software is that most of them will allow you to connect to a device outside of your network. This means that you won’t necessarily have to expose your device directly to the internet which in return, protects it from security threats outside of your network’s wall and protection.
ITarian Remote Access is one of the free remote access software available in the market as of the moment. To connect to remote endpoints using ITarian, follow these steps accordingly:
Make sure that ITarian is both installed on the local and remote computers.
Launch ITarian on your local device. Get the remote computer user to open ITarian on his or her end as well.
Ask the remote computer user to send his or her ITarian ID and password.
Click Start Connection
Type in the remote endpoint’s ID and password.
The remote device user will receive a connection request. He or she must accept it.
You can now access and control the remote machine using this free remote access tool.
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- Released: 03/14/2019
- Updated: 03/25/2019