Remotely Connect To PC From other Network

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  1. bignose956

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    I have been at places like school, work, offices, etc. and have needed files I left on my desktop computer, but can't retrieve them from where I was. Is there I was I can remotely connect to my at home PC from another network without installing new software like TeamViewer? If so, is there a possible for it to have a similar GUI to the Networking feature on Windows Explorer? Networking.PNG
    If not, that's okay. I don't mind using CMD, it's just easier to use the Networking GUI.
     

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    schools tend to use out dated proxy servers and the place you live has a big impact on setting up home networks to talk with the outside... one of the cheap | easy options is just get yourself a nas box for remote access eg, I have a Seagate Central (2t-$160 aud) and can use the tappin service to reach data on this drive from any web browser that allows email

    there are other options of course but this system is part of your nas purchase and a good starter for people that don't really need a home server.

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    The cheaper option would be to just use Windows remote desktop, which is installed by default since windows 7. That does involve some configuration that you would have to figure out.
    This will only work if you are an admin on both computers though.
     
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    Backup your needed files to something like onedrive every day and then you just go there to get what you need.
    I use SyncBack free to make sure every thing in the documents folder goes up to one drive everyday.
     
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    Norway, how safe is Tappin from other users? Have you used it because it looks really interesting.
     
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    Tappin is Seagates remote access software… it is American based secure protocol and as safe as any other https site so high payed hackers could penetrate it… and Microsoft has the usual back door so I would not recommend putting pornographic images of yourself on it but I do use it myself yes.

    You get a maximum of five secure accounts as well as the public folders and you can have some folders allowed to be remote accessed whist other account folders only have local network access but unlike a cloud the hdd lives at your home | office.
     
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    Thanks so much for that! Sharing is what makes forums like this so great to have around.
     
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    p.s, I'm pretty sure WD has something like this but I find Seagate better where I am in Australia and how many devices you can talk to the nas drive (at the same time) is limited by your home network i.e, if you only use a 56k modem then this isn't going to handle streaming.

     
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