anyone know ho to set up a remote desktop connection through the internet free?

i want to be able to connect to connect to my laptop from the computer at my moms house. how do i set that. my laptop runs vista and the other computer runs xp. please. i want to do this for free.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Well, what version of Vista? If it is lower than Business edition, you can't use Remote Desktop. You'll have to download and install something like VNC.

  • 1 decade ago

    Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) functionality is built in to Windows XP and Vista but leaves much to be desired. Depending on how much time you want to spend setting it up you can look in to using a VNC client/server. The server runs on your laptop and the client (also called a viewer) goes on your mom's PC. VNC by itself is not secure however, for that you'll need something like Putty. Either way If you have a router in place where your laptop is you will need to deal with forwarding ports and if no router a secure connection is a must!! There is also the option of using a 3rd party solution like free for personal use TeamViewer which handles the gory details.

    Source(s): TightVNC (great client/server and instructions): http://www.tightvnc.com/ Putty (secure the connection): http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ TeamViewer: http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx
  • 1 decade ago

    LogMeIn works best for me as well. Just remember that when you got ot use the service, that the computer that you're controlling must be turned on when you go to use the service.

    Source(s): http://www.logmein.com/ Experience with the service
  • 3 years ago

    you will possibly probable ought to configure a distant get right of entry to server and use a vpn. abode windows server has it in the RRAS console. seem for a handbook on the cyber web on the thank you to set one up, you will ought to % your authentication protocols and set up how the distant shopper obtains an ip handle. you will additionally ought to make an exception on the firewall (presuming you have one) for port 3389

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try LogMeIn, I've used it before and it works ok.

  • 1 decade ago

    PC Anywhere.

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