Remote control of a PC

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  1. sallylynn812 macrumors member

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    My mother is horrible with computers and I was wondering if there was a way for me to use my mac to control her PC as to help her with some things.

    Is this possible and if so, what can I use?
     
  2. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    Try www.gotomypc.com.

    I've never used them, but that service will do exactly what you're asking for.
     
  3. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Also, www.logmein.com. I use their service and my mac to control PC's all over the world.

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    Found out recently that some consumer versions of windoze such as XP home edition do not support hosting remote desktop. Also, you would have to poke a hole in her firewall to use this.
     
  4. velocityg4, Sep 29, 2011
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    velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    I have used both with client computers. If you want something free logmein is the way to go. For paid versions though I would use gotomypc as logmein seems to be slower. With logmein I usually have to switch to grayscale or the stuttering is too annoying. While gotomypc works great at millions of colors these are with cable modem connections. DSL on either end will force either to lower detail settings.

    Edit: I was able to get a good comparison of the two because for some reason one of my clients had both logmein and gotomypc services running on their server with a 20/4 mbps business cable connection to my 15/3 connection.
     
  5. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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  6. danpass macrumors 68020

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    I keep forgetting I hacked one of the work computers to enable it
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    The last time I used LogMeIn it was free, so that's an option as others have stated.
     

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