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Windows 7: Most efficent remote computing software

18 Aug 2009   #1
Duckling

Windows 7
 
 
Most efficent remote computing software

The software I've used so far is really horrible and laggy.

Does anyone have a recommendation for software to access computers remotely that doesn't have much lag.


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18 Aug 2009   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A little more information would be helpful. For example, where are you connecting from an to? What type of internet connection to you have at both ends of the connection, are you going through a firewall, going over a VPN, etc?
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18 Aug 2009   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Have you ever heard of TeamViewer ?

I have used it many times since Oct. 2008.

Works even with firewalls.

Best part, it is Free for Non-Commercial use.

" Doc "


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18 Aug 2009   #4
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
A little more information would be helpful. For example, where are you connecting from an to? What type of internet connection to you have at both ends of the connection, are you going through a firewall, going over a VPN, etc?
These questions are important, because they impact the quality of your connection, and also will help us to recommend the right tool for you. Do you want a free one, or are you willing to pay. I logmein. But my fav is gotoassist.
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19 Aug 2009   #5
Duckling

Windows 7
 
 

I'm willing to pay.
My connection is via teksavvy. Which offers a 5 M DSL connection.
I'm connecting to my house in Ontario from Montreal.
The home in Ontario has Rogers Cable Internet (Which is a 10 M connection, though it seems to be very slow when running on older computers)

I use Norton Firewill on my computer in montreal.
There is no firewall on the computer in ontario that I want to connect to. But I plan to eventually put one up.
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19 Aug 2009   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

@ Duckling,

Try TeamViewer for Free, just Google for the Free download. I have used it from work to home & from home to work. Even set up a saved password on both ends.

It is pretty simple to setup & use. even transfer files back & forth.



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20 Aug 2009   #7
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

The only trouble with using team viewer free is that someone has to be their on the receiving computer to give the id and password. Seems he needs something that does not require input from the anyone at the computer he is trying to connect to. You can use logmein free, you do not need input from anyone to connect. You just need to add the computer you want to connect to your logmein list. Go to www.logmein.com, and use the logmein free, and install the logmein svc to the computers you want to connect to. Then once you are away, you just sign into your logmein account, click on the "My computers" link, and you will see all the computers you want to connect to. I use it all the time for my clients. I have a paid and a free logmein account. Let me know if you need more help. The screenshot shows some of my computers that I can connect to at ANY TIME without the need for any other persons presence at the computer. This is the free version of logmein.


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23 Aug 2009   #8
hdfrango

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
 
 

if you're really ok with paying, then one of the top contenders would probably be Symantec pcAnywhere : Remote Computer Access - PC Remote Control | Symantec pcAnywhere 12.5 (version 12.5 has been reported to work on windows 7).

On the freeware side, I was about to recommend jrdesktop : jrdesktop - Java Remote Desktop, but I tested and even on a local network, there was a big lag from windows 7 to linux and vice and versa. That's sad, seemed like a nice tool.
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23 Aug 2009   #9
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

One of the problems with ANY remote software is that the bottleneck - particularly from a HOME computer that you are acessing remotely is usually the UPLOAD speed.

Most ISP's make big noises in their commercials about "How FAST" their Internet connection is - but that's only 1/2 the truth (or maybe lower than 40%).

Most ADSL (aka Broadband) lines are just that ASSYMETRIC. I.E different connection speeds in each direction.


You can get pretty good download speeds but uploads are usually atrocious -- like as slow as 330 / 440 kbs even if your download speed is reasonably fast like 3 or 4 Mb/s -- torrent users might have noticed when trying to SEED apps that the SEED speed is pretty horrible compared with download.

A futher(usually unadvertised) problem is "Contention". The "advertised" speeds are usually the maximum. If there are a lot of users on the connection to the ISP server near where you live then the speeds will degrade -- especially as there is this huge demand now for "Video streaming" all over the place -- until the whole infrastructure is updated don't expect any great improvements -- and unfortunately the costs will go up too.

Even if the remote software compresses the terminal data a typical windows session will need to send a lot of data per screen even if you try and limit the remote sending to 15 bit colour only.

If you can get a FAST upload link then pretty well any piece of decent remote software - RDP / VPN / Tightvnc etc will perform fine.

Even if you are connecting from one LAN to another LAN in different commercial workplaces (not uncommon if you are connecting to a remote clients computer) 10 Gb/s on the whole line for ALL the computers is still quite common so your response from the remote computer won't be lightning fast either especially if for part of the connection between the two lans the "public Internet" has to be used.

Cheers
jimbo
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23 Aug 2009   #10
ctrlbrk

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zay View Post
The only trouble with using team viewer free is that someone has to be their on the receiving computer to give the id and password.
not true, teamviewer can be setup to start as a system service with a predefined password. Just check the options.

Mike
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