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Kevin J Williams

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Remote Access Support
« on: August 04, 2019, 08:48:29 am »

It's been a while since I've been on this forum and had forgotten what a wealth of knowledge resides here. Thanks to all for your input and willingness to share!

I'm getting ready to start a large project about three hours away and want to include a way to remotely login instead of drive three hours only to have to reboot a device. Just wanting to know what software you guys are using, what it costs, and what limitations does it have.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Remote Access Support
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 01:11:14 pm »

Teamviewer. Free for personal use. Only product I've tried that works over the internet and through regular firewalls. It's so good I haven't bothered to try anything else for many years, so maybe something else is out there that works too, but TV has never let me down.
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Re: Remote Access Support
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 04:11:00 pm »

Teamviewer. Free for personal use. Only product I've tried that works over the internet and through regular firewalls. It's so good I haven't bothered to try anything else for many years, so maybe something else is out there that works too, but TV has never let me down.

Spent the last 5 years doing a LOT of remote access.  TeamViewer is still the bomb.
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Re: Remote Access Support
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 06:41:12 pm »

Spent the last 5 years doing a LOT of remote access.  TeamViewer is still the bomb.

Teamviewer requires many services to be functional, DHCP, DNS etc.  What you need is a VPN to remotely connect the the network.  I recommend a VPN enabled router.
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Re: Remote Access Support
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2019, 06:49:43 pm »

Teamviewer requires many services to be functional, DHCP, DNS etc.  What you need is a VPN to remotely connect the the network.  I recommend a VPN enabled router.

Given your level of expertise i'm sure this is true.  But...  Out in the real world i've had it work basically every time i've tried to use it in a VERY wide variety of situations all over the world and without having to carry any specific hardware with me.  I'm talking literally hundreds of times through phone hotspots and random airports WiFi with whatever computer i happened to have with me [and there were a LOT of different ones].  There may be other better solutions for someone with better IP skills than i have, but for the rest of us, it's a pretty good solution.
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Re: Remote Access Support
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2019, 07:08:09 pm »

Given your level of expertise i'm sure this is true.  But...  Out in the real world i've had it work basically every time i've tried to use it in a VERY wide variety of situations all over the world and without having to carry any specific hardware with me.  I'm talking literally hundreds of times through phone hotspots and random airports WiFi with whatever computer i happened to have with me [and there were a LOT of different ones].  There may be other better solutions for someone with better IP skills than i have, but for the rest of us, it's a pretty good solution.

Modern VPN's are very easy to setup, requiring no special skills.  No hardware is needed for remote access.  You can use almost any device, including a phone or a tablet.

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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2019, 09:37:38 pm »

Modern VPN's are very easy to setup, requiring no special skills.  No hardware is needed for remote access.  You can use almost any device, including a phone or a tablet.

I've no doubt it requires no special skills.  But it does require knowledge i don't possess.  Could i gain that knowledge in probably just a few minutes of googling?  I'm sure i could.  The same company i used TeamViewer with for those years also used a Cisco Cloud based VPN that i ALSO used Many Many times doing all kinds of crazy things including mixing live shows from across the Atlantic, so i certainly know the value of a VPN.

Honestly, i'm not arguing with you.  TeamViewer is a "consumer level" product which is a blessing and a curse.  It's crazy easy to use, and also likely has significant flaws for a more experienced user.  I'm just sharing that i used it [reluctantly at first because it seemed just WAY too easy] for YEARS in a ridiculously varied number of situations and it just worked
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2019, 11:48:24 pm »

I've no doubt it requires no special skills.  But it does require knowledge i don't possess.  Could i gain that knowledge in probably just a few minutes of googling?  I'm sure i could.  The same company i used TeamViewer with for those years also used a Cisco Cloud based VPN that i ALSO used Many Many times doing all kinds of crazy things including mixing live shows from across the Atlantic, so i certainly know the value of a VPN.

Honestly, i'm not arguing with you.  TeamViewer is a "consumer level" product which is a blessing and a curse.  It's crazy easy to use, and also likely has significant flaws for a more experienced user.  I'm just sharing that i used it [reluctantly at first because it seemed just WAY too easy] for YEARS in a ridiculously varied number of situations and it just worked.

I too am not being argumentative, I think the public debate is of pedagogical value to show the benefits and limitations of each solution. 
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Re: Remote Access Support
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2019, 11:52:09 pm »

I ditched teamviewer for RemotePC this year.  Itís not as featured as teamviewer but itís quite adequate and much cheaper.  Iíve been 100% satisfied.
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Re: Remote Access Support
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2019, 07:49:15 am »

Modern VPN's are very easy to setup, requiring no special skills.  No hardware is needed for remote access.  You can use almost any device, including a phone or a tablet.

Sorry for my ignorance, but don't you need to set up a server to be the VPN host?
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