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Network Advice

  1. Aug 8, 2006 #1

    Hootenanny

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    I have a simple wireless network set-up at home. I have a PC connected to a printer and various other peripherals and a laptop. Both machines are connected wireless to a router which in turn is connected to the Internet. Both systems are running Win XP Home SP2. I want to be able to access user accounts on both machines via the network, i.e. work on one computer while sitting at the other. I have looked into remote desktop, but have discovered that it is only available when one machine has XP Prof. I was wandering if anyone knew of anyways of remote desk topping without have a copy of XP Prof. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2006 #2

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  4. Aug 8, 2006 #3

    Hootenanny

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    Looks good rob, thanks a lot. Is there a flavour you would recommend? I'm not exactly a network guru and security is paramount for me.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2006 #4

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    I use http://www.ultravnc.com/ because of the "mirror" video driver. Other flavors may have this as well.

    http://www.realvnc.com/ might be the best for commercial strength.

    Each has additional security features that could be installed. I just use an ssh tunnel.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2006 #5

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    Thanks again. I'll give it a bash when I get back off my hols :biggrin:
     
  7. Aug 9, 2006 #6

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    I use realvnc, but it it is probably a little to slow to be a viable remote desktop. It works ok for some tasks, though.
     
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