Nowadays, everyone can have the ability to access another computer from an off-site location. You can establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or invest in a remote access software to successfully access your endpoint devices from anywhere at any time. However, there’s another way for you to access another computer from a physically separate location. In this guide, we’ll show you how to remotely access another computer using an IP address.
One of the most popular remote access solutions out there is Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Connection. This free remote access tool allows users to access another computer from an off-site location. The good thing about Windows Remote Desktop Connection is that it is compatible with a lot of popular operating systems out there. However, this feature is disabled by default. That’s why knowing how to enable Windows Remote Desktop Connection is necessary in order to successfully connect to remote endpoints.
Before you can successfully establish a remote connection, you must be able to turn Windows Remote Desktop Connection on the computing device you’re trying to connect to. To do this, you need to launch the “Start” menu on the said computer. From there, select “Settings.” On the “Settings” tab, select “Remote Desktop” and click on the “Enable Remote Desktop” option. Make sure to take note of the name of the remote computer as well as you’ll need it later on.
It’s now time to move to the local computer, or the device that you’re going to use to connect to the remote computer. On your local computer, launch the “Remote Desktop” by searching it on the “Start” menu. From there, either enter the name or the IP address of the computing device you’re trying to connect to. As stated a while back, you can also do this on other operating systems. This means that you can use this free remote access tool on any iOS and Android-running devices that need to be accessed remotely.
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- Released: 06/03/2019
- Updated: 06/03/2019