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How Do I Use Remote Desktop Over the Internet?

Windows Remote Desktop Connection or RDC, in nature, can only be used on the same network. Though it’s one of the go-to remote access solutions, it may not be the simplest remote PC access program to use. However, you can still use Windows RDC on a different network. You just need to know how to use this free remote PC access program over the internet. In this guide, we’ll show you two ways on how you can use Windows Remote Desktop Connection or RDC over the internet.

Establish a Virtual Private Network or VPN - The first option you can take when using Windows Remote Desktop Connection over the internet is by establishing a Virtual Private Network or VPN. This step will allow you to connect to your local computer to a remote device as if they have the same network. This option is one of the safest remote PC access solutions, as you’re not exposing your device directly to the internet. With a VPN, you’ll be able to mitigate the risk of a potential security theft or breach for your business. This option, however, can be quite complicated to achieve. You may need some heavy IT expertise before you can establish a VPN.

Expose Windows Remote Desktop Connection to the Internet - The second option you can take is to expose Windows Remote Desktop Connection directly to the internet. This is step is a lot easier to achieve as you don’t necessarily need to establish a Virtual Private Network or a VPN. However, this step isn’t the safest as well. Since you’re exposing your device directly to the net, you are also inviting numerous malware, worms, and viruses to enter your own network and device. To make everything a lot more secure, try to generate a really strong password for your PC.

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  • Released: 03/21/2019
  • Updated: 03/25/2019

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