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Remote access to an office network

juliasdream
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Registered: 09-06-2007

Remote access to an office network

I want to be able to access my office network remotely from my laptop either through the internet or using dial-up so that everything works exactly the same as though I were at my office work station.
Could anyone please advise or send me a link where I could learn the options and solutions
Thanks
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itsme
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Registered: 07-04-2007

Re: Remote access to an office network

VPN very secure but will have an outlay. A cheaper option is Log me In this can be free to remotely access and control a single PC. This company also offer other alternatives.
Tyreal74
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Posts: 292
Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: Remote access to an office network

you could use tightvnc to ontrol your computer but you need to have some network knowledge to get it to work, also there is gotomypc.com which offer remote desktop for about £10 a month
Nick_Russell
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Registered: 10-05-2007

Re: Remote access to an office network

Crossloop is a great program - works very easily and no configuration needed.  It is a front end shell that uses VPN and  TigntVNC software.  This is invisible and no knowledge needed to set up.  No need to register with Crossloop just down load and use.
www.crossloop.com
Problem of course will be how to you turn on your work PC if you are not there?
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Registered: 30-08-2007

Re: Remote access to an office network

Have times changed? When I was working for an IT company a few years back, I only had to logon to their web server from home with my company email address and it operated a bit like PN webmail no real setting up to speak of, dead easy. Could be though that security matters have changed nowadays.
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mcgurka
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Registered: 09-10-2007

Re: Remote access to an office network

PJ, I would be interested to know how your two factor authentication system works, Im looking for a solution just now, so far the only thing I have come across is RSA SecurID, which is extremly expensive!
Scott
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Re: Remote access to an office network

What do you actually want to do. Control your office pc, get office email, print to the office pc, access a server?
Depending on what you want tells us what your options are. Do you logon to a server at work or are you using a workgroup?