remote admin?

jer446

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I was wondering if there was some sort of free remote admin so i can help my brother out, who is going to college in two days. If possible, be similar to logmein.com where it is webbased because i always have had trouble with remote administration in the past. It never works due to my router, and problems with porrts, but logmein always works.. So is there anything i can use? VPN?
 

jer446

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but with vnc wont i run into the same problems i always run into while i try to do remote admin?
 

jsw

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VNC will require ports to be open, but I've been using it for a year to remotely admin my parent's PC and Mac from over a thousand miles away, so I know it works.

Are you sure you can't affect your router port settings (and his)?
 

jer446

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Well i have forwarded ports before, so i know how to do it on mine, i would just need to know which ones to open, and his is a college dorm, so i will not be able to forward anything.. which is why i have always loved logmein, because it is webbased..
 

jsw

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jer446 said:
Well i have forwarded ports before, so i know how to do it on mine, i would just need to know which ones to open, and his is a college dorm, so i will not be able to forward anything.. which is why i have always loved logmein, because it is webbased..
I think you'll be fine with just port 5900, which is likely also open on his end at school.