Having the ability to access a computing device from a remote location is important these days. Business people need to invest in remote access technology in order to stay connected to business functions 24/7. You can try to establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or invest in a third-party software to successfully establish a remote device from a physically separate location. Although these are two of the most common remote access solutions out there, there’s another way for you to access another computer from an off-site location. In this guide, we’ll show you how to remotely access your computer using your IP address.
Even if you’re not a Microsoft user, you probably heard about Windows Remote Desktop Connection or RDC. This free remote access solution designed by Microsoft is one of the most go-to remote access tools for a lot of industries. The main goal of Windows Remote Desktop Connection is to allow users to access a remote computer from afar. With this, you don’t need to be where your device is in order to use and control it. The good thing about Windows Remote Desktop Connection is that you can use it on different operating systems. This means that you can use this tool to connect to remote endpoints using iOS or Android.
It is important to note that Windows Remote Desktop Connection is disabled by default. That’s why you need to know how to enable it first before you can successfully connect to remote endpoint machines. To accomplish this, you need to launch the Start window of the remote computer first. Once done, select Settings. From there, click Remote Desktop and select Enable Remote Desktop. You also need to take note of the computer’s name as you’ll need it later. Now it’s time to go to the local PC. Go to Remote Desktop setting and enter the name or the IP address of the remote computer. Once entered, you can now access it remotely.
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- Released: 06/04/2019
- Updated: 06/04/2019