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    Remote Computing

    I am getting a little too confused here and would like some input. I am looking into "remote desktop" software. Here is the list of what I would like to be able to do in order of importance:
    1: Control other PC's on my network from my PC, and or laptop
    2: Control my PC from my laptop when I am on the road and "Logged Off" of my PC
    3: On rare occasions help clients with software setup by taking over their PC's from either my laptop or my PC but normally from my PC.
    I am looking at three vendors and am getting totally confused. The one thing that I do not need, is file transfer. The three that I am looking at are:
    A: TightVNC
    B: RealVNC
    C: 3amLabs
    Any experiences or recommendations would be appreciated
    Thanks John
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    Re: Remote Computing

    The only one I've had any experience with is RealVNC and that was so long ago it's not fair of me to say that I thought it was a little slow on the screen for my taste. I'd wager the more recent version is better. In my case I did need file transfer capability so I chose Radmin - PC Remote Control Software. Of course, the fees could make Radmin a horse of a different color!

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    Re: Remote Computing

    Hi

    Will these PC's be on the same LAN? if so you may want to look at Omniquad Instant Remote Control , which is pretty cool. Just a thought. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Remote Computing

    I use RealVNC regularly at work. It works fine. The response times are highly dependent on the machine to which you are connected. You may want to look at SourceForge.net: Project Info - Ultr@VNC. I noticed that version 1.0 is finally officially released after being in a beta mode for quite a while. Has quite a few nice features such as file transfer and auto resize. Since it is an opensource project it is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>.

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    Re: Remote Computing

    I've been using the UltraVNC for a few months now, in the Release Candidate versions. The speed, and GUI toolbar, are much better in Ultra, than the other VNC releases (however, are compatible).
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: Remote Computing

    Thanks All that replied. I will look at a few of these. I tried Log Me In from 3am and it was pretty good, but after I uninstalled it I had to re-set my router to see the two computers that I tried it on. I called them and their tech support was pretty decent, and I heard back from them today after they did a little research, but they didnt have an answer as to what happened.
    Thanks John
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