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Waking and Accessing My Computer


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#1 OFFLINE   kevinturcotte

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

Is there a SAFE/SECURE way I can wake my computer up from school, and have complete and total access to it, including sending files back and forth, for FREE? I CAN install programs on the computers at school, and it automatically wipes everything you've done once you log out.

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#2 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

huh ? hacking school PC is no-no :D

#3 OFFLINE   VideoDog

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

Try logmein.com (their free account) for remote access. There is a browser plugin that gets automatically installed on the computer at your school (each time, if needed) and the one at home needs the LogMeIn software installed.

You don't need LogMeIn Pro but I think you are automatically given 30-day trial of Pro. But you can switch (downgrade) to LogMeIn Free. LogMeIn Pro does allow file transfers and I think the Free one does but it might be limited somehow. I have not used LogMeIn for file transfer. You can use something like DropBox for file transfer/syncing which is free for basic size but you can buy more space if you need it.

Good luck.

I forgot to mention that LogMeIn can wake up your computers, too. Obviously, the computer needs to support WOL and if it is behind a router then you may need to configure it to pass WOL commands to the computer. But give it a try without tweaking anything and see if remote wake-on-lan works.
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#4 OFFLINE   kevinturcotte

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Computer is behind a router and a switch.

#5 OFFLINE   houskamp

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

logmein is amazing at getting thru routers..

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