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    Star Lounger
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    Remote Control Software

    I have been looking for an affordable remote control program so I can access (and control) the other computers on my home network. This program from RealVNC appears to fill the billet. I have only used it for two days but it allows me to access and control every other computer in my house from any other computer. It says you can also control other computers across the internet but I have not yet tried that. Oh, yes - it's <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15>

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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Re: Remote Control Software

    Just for your consideration. I haven't used VNC for awhile so I don't know if it has changed. The major shortcoming of several programs like this is that they don't do FILE TRANSFER and that used to be true of VNC. I've been using Remote Administrator (RADMIN) for the past couple or three years and it DOES allow file transfers between computers. It's not free, but in fact costs $35 for a license for two computers. I first started using it when Symantec decided to gouge its users when WinXP came out by requiring a big fee to upgrade. You might want to check out RADMIN.

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    Star Lounger
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    Re: Remote Control Software

    Yeah, I think you're right about the file sharing limitation but what I was able to do once I took control of the remote machine was to put the files I wanted in the "Shared Docs" folder and then I was able to access them from my local machine. I realize I am dealing with a local home LAN so this workaround may not work over the internet.

    The reason I mentioned this program is because it's free. My wife thinks I spend too much $$ on computer-related stuff but she can't argue with free. (Personally, I don't think it's possible to spend too much!)

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