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hello.

soon i will be building a computer for my front room so its not about hacking this question.

i would like to be able to control it from upstairs. Also ive just built my farther in-law an internet machine and he can just about get on google (and thats with google chrome) so i would like to be able to control that and help him out when he needs it instead of getting in the car and doing a few miles to show him how to play an mp3.

are there any free programs that i can do this with.

thanks guys.sorry if its in the wrong section
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post #2 of 20
Seems like you're looking for a VNC client.

http://www.realvnc.com/
http://www.teamviewer.com/ (recommended)
post #3 of 20
I would just add TightVNC to the mix, IIRC it supports more platforms than RealVNC.
http://www.tightvnc.com/
post #4 of 20
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cheers guys ill give them a try +1 for you both
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I use logmein free....
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post #6 of 20
vnc is great.

Another option is www.logmein.com you can do up to 5 machnes for free and its simple, you can even power on machines with it.

I used to use VNC however when monitoring my bots in mmo's i couldnt view the 3d screens in the rear, so i started to use this and it worked perfectly.
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post #7 of 20
Ultra VNC is a great proggy....
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post #8 of 20
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witch programs show on the screen of the computer im controlling what im doing? (can i also go stealth to have some fun he he)

also can i send files? i no it will be slow if you can

1 last question. do i have to be admin? i dont want to make user logins on either computer they do my head in and will confuse my farther in-law. also slows my boot up time
Edited by koooowweeee - 1/4/11 at 1:39pm
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post #9 of 20
Logmein free version, screen can be visualized, paid full version for transferring files. I use it to help my not so tech savy mother-in-law 100 miles away.
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post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by FREELINE57 View Post
Logmein free version, screen can be visualized, paid full version for transferring files. I use it to help my not so tech savy mother-in-law 100 miles away.
I also use logmein, works great. I just use the free version. If you don't need the file transfer ability it should work well for you.
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