How to Install Remote Access Software

Remote access can be a lifesaver if you frequently find yourself needing information stored on another computer. Many people have turned to this software to make their jobs easier allowing them to setup presentations from home and continue work on their office computers from home or on the road. With this software you can access items on your computer from any other computer with an internet connection. Installation is simple if you follow these steps.

First, understand the terminology. The computer you’re going to be accessing is called the host computer. The one you’ll be using is the admin. Now, find the version of software you’re going to install. Make sure it’s compatible with your operating system before getting started. Also, make sure the operating system on the host machine is compatible. You can determine this by reading the version of software you’re planning to install. Now, you are ready to install the modules.

It’s a good idea to install both the host and admin modules on all the computers you own. This will make it easier for you if you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to access a different computer. It will allow you to make any of your computers behave as either the host, or the admin according to what you need at that moment. Follow the install directions on the modules to get them properly placed on your computers.

Next, when you’ve got all of your host and admin modules installed, you’re now ready to set up the remote control software. On the computer you will initially use as the admin, click on the admin module that was just placed on your desktop. If you don’t see it on your desk top, look in your start menu, but most programs will create a shortcut right on the desktop. Now, you’ll need the IP address of the other computer to which you are connecting. Add that IP address to your address book. After inputting the IP address, click the connect button.

Lastly, you’ll see two buttons. One for full control and the other for view only. During the installation process, you need to be sure you get full control. You can also click the option for full screen, if you prefer, by using the remote screen window. Now, you’re all set to remotely install the software on the host computer. You should have received a set of instructions for getting that setup completed. It’s best to follow them, as setup can vary for different types of systems.

Now that you know how simple it is to install and use PC remote access, you can seriously think about using this tool to help increase your efficiency.

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