Remotely accessing another computer is a lot easier to achieve now that the internet is more available than ever. There are a couple of ways for you to remotely access another computer. However, we’ve only gathered two of the most commonly used ways to access a computer remotely.
1. Remote Access Software - Remote access software is a tool that allows a user to remotely access a computer using a local device from an offsite location. This tool enables the user to use the computer as if he is sitting in front of its screen. He can take over the mouse, use the keyboard, and pretty much control the remote computer on his own.
Typically, a remote access software needs to be downloaded and installed on both the remote and local computers first before it can establish any connection between the two. Once installed on both ends, the local computer needs to provide the right credentials first before it can connect to the remote device.
Moreover, it’s important to note that some of these tools can cost you a bit of money while some can be purchased for free. Nevertheless, a remote access software is cited as one of the most secure and effective remote access solutions out there.
2. Windows Remote Desktop Connection - Windows Remote Desktop Connection or RDC is a Microsoft built-in feature found in all Windows-running computers. Just like remote access software, it allows users to access another computer remotely using an offsite device.
Since this is a built-in feature, it is completely free of charge. However, Windows RDC, in general, can only be used on the same network. It may be a bit hard for someone to connect to a remote device using RDC using a different network as it requires additional steps that include exposing of one’s device to the internet or establishing a Virtual Private Network or VPN.
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- Released: 03/21/2019
- Updated: 03/26/2019