a free program that allows remote access to my desktop from my laptop computer?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Microsoft Windows comes with Remote Desktop - free. Go to Start > Run and type "mstsc". This will open Remote Desktop. You should be able to search for more information on how to use it.

    The two things you'd need to do are:

    1. Configure your router or wireless router to send Remote Desktop traffic to your desktop on the proper port.

    2. You may need to pay an extra $5 a month for a static IP address, otherwise your IP may change every so often, and you wouldn't know the address to get into your home's local network.

    If all of that made your head spin, then you might want to consider a service. Most require you to pay, but there is a free one I found:

    https://secure.logmein.com/products/free/

    I haven't tried it personally, but it looks like what you're wanting.

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