How to Access your Computer Remotely
You have to travel, but wonder how you can access your data on the desktop at home. There are ways to do it, so you can turn on your PC at home in Denver, while sitting somewhere in Europe! Here are some tips for you to consider:
Get software that can access your desktop remotely so you can use all the applications on the Internet with the help of another device. The software can work from a phone or a tablet. All you have to do is to install a server (for remote accessibility) on the computer you want to access.
Some online services that help you connect to your computer remotely and open files, check mail or run programs have fee trials so you can test them out and then opt for one of them.
How about going to the cloud?
There are many cloud storage services you could use to access all your important documents and even edit them wherever you are. Several of these cloud storage services are free and you don’t have to worry about security or storage space either.
Wake on LAN
When the Wake on LAN feature is enabled on your computer, the network of the PC is geared to listen to a packet which has been specifically formed for waking up your LAN, so when it receives the packet, the PC switches on. You can turn on the PC from the Internet if you use this feature with the help of a specialized software app that sits in the local network. There are some PCs that are equipped to enhance the security required for Wake on LAN.
Windows 7 remote accessibility
The Remote Desktop feature comes with Windows 7 and you can connect to the PC over the Internet from any other computer. This feature allows you keyboard and mouse control over the PC. All you have to do is right click on ‘My Computer’, choose ‘Properties’ and then hit the ‘Remote’ tab. You can now enable the remote accessibility feature.
This is not all, you can even use the power of the graphics card in your computer to play games even when you are not at home. You can use a feature such as streaming (in-home) to stream the games that are running on the PC to other computers on the home network. You could connect your PC to a VPN server that runs on the home network.