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Waking and Accessing My Computer

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by kevinturcotte, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    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.
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    huh ? hacking school PC is no-no :D
  3. VideoDog

    VideoDog Cool Member

    May 1, 2012
    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.
  4. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Computer is behind a router and a switch.
  5. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    logmein is amazing at getting thru routers..

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