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    Free software that will allow me to control my fathers Vista

    My dad is having loads of grief trying to install a new printer. I live 80 miles awayy and can't see what is going on. Is there a free programme that will let me cintrol hids machine from mine. I am running win XP Pro. We are bothe running through wireless routers. I am sure I saw a programme called crossfire but I can't find it.

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    Re: Free software that will allow me to control my fathers V

    logmein is a fab piece of free software that allows control of remote computers:

    http://www.logmein.com

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    Re: Free software that will allow me to control my fathers Vista

    VLC? My guess is it will be more time consuming explaining how to open firewall ports through the router+xp/NAT forwarding you might as well drive

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    Re: Free software that will allow me to control my fathers V

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    VLC? My guess is it will be more time consuming explaining how to open firewall ports through the router+xp/NAT forwarding you might as well drive
    Should that be VNC?

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    Re: Free software that will allow me to control my fathers Vista

    lol @ cybernerd.
    I meant VNC of course.
    http://www.realvnc.com/
    http://www.tightvnc.com/
    http://www.uvnc.com/

    still be good to see your dad once in a while

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    Re: Free software that will allow me to control my fathers V

    Logmein is all accessed through your browser. An applet is installed on the client machine so firewalls/routers/nat are not a problem.

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    Re: Free software that will allow me to control my fathers Vista

    you can also use messenger to remote desktop!

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    Re: Free software that will allow me to control my fathers V

    LogmeIn is the one for this - it just works and requires close to nil setting up

    regards

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    Re: Free software that will allow me to control my fathers Vista

    \Yh instead of messing around opeing ports etc.. i would use Logmein.. i have use it in the past and havehad no problems works a treat. your dad will also be able to watch what you are doing so he could learn what to do just incase the problem occurs again.

    Log me in defo if you want no hassell


    James

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    Re: Free software that will allow me to control my fathers Vista

    Logmein is the better - I use it to sort out problems on my parent's PC. And at work.

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    Re: Free software that will allow me to control my fathers V

    You might like to try CrossLoop. It's more secure than LogMeIn in that it requires a user to be present at the remote PC to authorize the connection. It's basically a wrapper around some flavour of VNC I believe.

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    Re: Free software that will allow me to control my fathers Vista

    go to my pc, VNC, Remote Assistance? Remote Desktop Web Connection could be an idea but he might find it tricky configuring router etc

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    Re: Free software that will allow me to control my fathers V

    @aj
    Thanks for that link

    Its looks as if it may be good for supporting people at home without having to drive out to their house

    I used to just use UltraVNC but with everybody now having routers its now really feasabile any more

    regards

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