Remote access to pc

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  1. Corp

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    I have my desktop hooked up to my tv as a media center. I like to use my laptop to control it for basic stuff like downloading torrents. I used to use tightvnc for this, but my school wont allow us to use our own routers, and wont give anybody a static ip address, so I don't know how I can connect to it without having to get on the computer and running ipconfig to find out what the ip is.

    Is there a program I can use that somehow doesn't need the ip address to connect? or is there some other solution I could be using?
     
  2. mdaniel

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    logmein.com has a free version.

    Or if you still want to run vnc or rdp and need your IP address, you could run a dymanic DNS utility on your desktop like dyndns.org. You then point your client to yourcomputername.dyndns.org and it maps to your IP address at the time.
     
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    logmein.com looks like it might work, gonna try it now :cool:
     
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    x2 dyndns
     
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    I like it a lot. There's no IP/port mapping to deal with at all and its quite fast and stable. I've tried vnc a few times and always found it slow and glitchy even over a fast lan.
     
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    yea, i'm just gonna use this. thanks alot :bigthumb:
     

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