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Interesting.

I've never had an issue with logmein or even RDP being blocked, but if so, that sounds intriguing.
I work in a school district that has a firewall that blocks everything and it's mom. Teamviewer works flawlessly. I have never had it fail.
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post #12 of 25
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I use logmein.com on at least 6 computers. Both mine and others that I frequently fix.

Free, blanks out the screen on the users end and locks the keyboard, etc.

With the paid service you get network printing, drag and drop file transfer, remote sounds, etc. The free version plus an FTP server/client is good enough for me most of the time. I've used this for a few years now with no issues at all.

You can turn access on or off from the system tray of the remote computer, as well as set access passwords, etc.
+1 for logmein. Use both the free and professional versions on 1400+ systems at work. I also use it on machines at home.

Not sure how your network is configured at your work but is remote desktop an option?
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post #13 of 25
I have been using logmein for years and really like it.

Now I even have an APP on my Android for Logmein I can setup downloads and such on my home comp while at work from my cell phone. Gotta love that lol
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Well i work for myself, so not worried about any policies, haha. I went with Logmein.com and it worked flawlessly from within the network. Now, when I get home i will test from there also. thx for all the input!
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post #15 of 25
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Teamviewer works. Period. There is no configuring whatsoever.


Quote of website

"Works behind firewalls
The major difficulties in using remote control software are firewalls and blocked ports, as well as NAT routing for local IP addresses. If you use TeamViewer you don't have to worry about firewalls: TeamViewer will find a route to your partner."
If your work system is pulling DHCP from the workplaces internal network, ie class A subnet 10.10.10.10, there is no way you will directly get to it from the internet. There will have to be some sort of port forwarding at the gateway to get to it, either by MAC or IP forward, and that is configured at the gateway.

That being said, I should place a caveat on it. If the gateway is properly configured with security in mind. At my place of employment, there is no direct way to my workstation from the outside. FWIW, as an experiment, we have tried teamviewer and couldn't get it to work. Didn't involve their support however.

edit: just confirmed that upnp traffic is blocked at the gateway at my work which would cause some problems. Ultimately, if there is a hardware firewall involved, there would need to be some open configuration to allow any remote access to work.
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post #16 of 25
We use teamviewer on all work pc's. It works great. Another one that is great is the Windows live mesh if your just doing your pc's. It works good too and runs on windows and mac.
    
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post #17 of 25
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If your work system is pulling DHCP from the workplaces internal network, ie class A subnet 10.10.10.10, there is no way you will directly get to it from the internet. There will have to be some sort of port forwarding at the gateway to get to it, either by MAC or IP forward, and that is configured at the gateway.

That being said, I should place a caveat on it. If the gateway is properly configured with security in mind. At my place of employment, there is no direct way to my workstation from the outside. FWIW, as an experiment, we have tried teamviewer and couldn't get it to work. Didn't involve their support however.

edit: just confirmed that upnp traffic is blocked at the gateway at my work which would cause some problems. Ultimately, if there is a hardware firewall involved, there would need to be some open configuration to allow any remote access to work.

There is a subnet here of 10.xx.xxx.xxx and it works fine with no config whatsoever
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post #18 of 25
I 3rd (4th?) Teamviewer - the mere fact that you can use it with an iphone is enough for me. I can check on torrents, folding, MSN/AIM messages, etc. sitting on the bus, on my way to school, in class or at a bar lol
And its idiot proof: install it -> run it -> access from another PC.
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post #19 of 25
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Teamviewer!!!!!!

http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx


They even have an Iphone APP!!!!!
This definitely!!!! Not only does it have an iPhone app but you can even just log into your account from anywhere and still access your PC's, you don't have to have the app installed to utilize it..
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If you are just needing to access files, you can always just use dropbox or something of the like as well.
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