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    logmein rescue alternative

    Had a play with the demo of logmein rescue and its great. But its pretty expensive. Is there an alternative I can use thats cheaper (or free)?

    Anyone used teamviewer?

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    Perhaps something like this assuming you have access to your local firewall:

    Geek to Live: Tech support with UltraVNC SingleClick

    Livemesh also offers remote desktop aswell.

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    Xp has remote assist built in but not had a play with it *yet*, if you only want it for remoting that would be soemthing to try (and its already installed on your xp machines)

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    Crossloop? i use it to fix my brothers and dad PC.

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    Im thinking of something I can use for when I go away, so that I can still help out my existing customer base (although the time difference might be prohibitive)

    So nothing that requires messing with firewalls etc..

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    We have just brought teamviewer, and find it to be pretty reliable, and certainly the cheapest of any we looked at. It also comes with a server version that can be installed as a service which is useful.

    There is a free version availible for personal use so download it and give it a go.

    Steve

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    If you use the lifehacker vnc link mentioned you actually initiate the call from the client side - firewalls should cope with that fine.

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    The problem will be unless you're vpn'd or the users have port forwarding for VNC [whichever flavour you use], RA on Windows is a bit hit and miss too, have had great success with modem users, again with routers no port forwarding makes it very difficult.

    Hamachi / Wippien & RA/VNC is a good route to go.


    Also, you could consider testing ZohoAssist/ZohoMeeting but I found this to be a bit slow across the net.

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    I use Crossloop for various family members. Easy to install and use. And free.
    Last edited by LeMarchand; 18th March 2009 at 12:53 PM. Reason: It's free, too.

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    I've used Teamviewer before and that was fine for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    I've used Teamviewer before and that was fine for me
    Cheers Ill check out teamviewer.

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    I use TeamViewer quite a lot for personal use and I would highly recommend it!

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    I assume you are asking because the free version of logmein is unsuitable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowley_THS View Post
    I assume you are asking because the free version of logmein is unsuitable?
    I am not looking for a way to remote into my machine, I am looking for something I can use like the logmein rescue console, so I can support my established userbase online once I move away.

    Unless theres a free version of the logmein rescue that ive missed?

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