1. amigaflip's Avatar
    I recently bought a wireless router so I could remote desktop I have the router ready to go. now I need easy way to use remote desktop free software would help, do I need to jailbreak?
    03-29-2010 03:20 PM
  2. lungho's Avatar
    You don't need to jailbreak to use RDP (remote desktop protocal) apps. Things you do need to do are as follows:

    1. Setup portforwarding on your router. 3389 is the default port for RDP.
    2. Make sure remote desktop feature is turned on in the computer you want to remote into. Right-click My Computer and select the Remote tab to confirm that it is on.
    3. Make sure your computer's login has a password. If your windows account doesn't have a password, RDP will fail to connect.
    03-29-2010 05:20 PM
  3. jamesus's Avatar
    If you are trying to remote in from your iPhone, check out LogMeIn.com. They have an app that works with the free account.
    03-30-2010 10:01 PM
  4. lungho's Avatar
    If you are trying to remote in from your iPhone, check out LogMeIn.com. They have an app that works with the free account.
    This is true and I personally use Logmein all the time. It's very useful when bouncing around the city and I need access to my files at the office. Just be aware that the Logmein iPhone app will cost you quite a bit more. The app costs $29.99 vs Free RDP Lite or $5.99 for full version.
    03-31-2010 07:36 AM
  5. jamesus's Avatar
    This is true and I personally use Logmein all the time. It's very useful when bouncing around the city and I need access to my files at the office. Just be aware that the Logmein iPhone app will cost you quite a bit more. The app costs $29.99 vs Free RDP Lite or $5.99 for full version.

    Have you tried the other programs? Were they easy to configure?
    03-31-2010 08:52 AM
  6. lungho's Avatar
    Have you tried the other programs? Were they easy to configure?
    I haven't tried the Logmein app simply because of how much it costs however I do understand that they are offering a service, not just software and that the price is more than likely justified.

    There are many RDP clients in the AppStore but the only one I use is by MochaSoft. The app is very easy to setup and use on the iPhone. As far as understanding your router and port forwarding, let's just say that "easy" is a relative term. If you don't have any experience with port forwarding, you'll need to google a little to overcome the rather small learning curve. Some routers are easier to setup than others but they are all basically the same.
    03-31-2010 03:33 PM
  7. touchyphone's Avatar
    Do you have a Mac, I purchased an app called Remote Tap. It can hook you directly back to your Mac. For PC's I use LogMeIn.
    03-31-2010 04:09 PM
  8. whmurray's Avatar
    I recently bought a wireless router so I could remote desktop I have the router ready to go. now I need easy way to use remote desktop free software would help, do I need to jailbreak?
    Logmein server is free. Any browser will serve as a client. However, Logmein Ignition, the $20- client for the iPhone, is really cool. It conpensates for the tiny screen and the on-screen keyboard in very clever ways. Of course, it supports multi-touch zoom. It has an option to keep the cursor in the middle of the client screen and move the server screen underneath it. Worth twice the price.

    Not only do I use Logmein Ignition on my iPhone, I use it to network all the computers on my home LAN. I am using right now to write this post.
    Last edited by whmurray; 03-31-2010 at 04:40 PM.
    03-31-2010 04:35 PM
  9. whmurray's Avatar
    You don't need to jailbreak to use RDP (remote desktop protocal) apps. Things you do need to do are as follows:

    1. Setup portforwarding on your router. 3389 is the default port for RDP.
    2. Make sure remote desktop feature is turned on in the computer you want to remote into. Right-click My Computer and select the Remote tab to confirm that it is on.
    3. Make sure your computer's login has a password. If your windows account doesn't have a password, RDP will fail to connect.
    All this is true. However, it may not completely solve the addressability problem. I get my IP from my ISP via DHCP. I do not even know what the length of the lease is but it is not permanent. A service like Logmein, pcAnywhere, or WebExPC, sovles this problem.

    Logmein setup is almost completely transparent.

    Depending upon one's hourly rate, one can easily save the cost of the Ignition client on setup alone.

    That said, I agree with the writer who said that he had not tried it because of the cost. $20- is a lot to pay for a trial. On the other hand, if you are sure that you want to do remote access, this is the easiest, cheapest, and lowest risk solution.
    03-31-2010 04:50 PM
  10. jamesus's Avatar
    LogMeIn Ignition now has Universal Binary to support iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch platforms. Price remains the same. I think it just moved to the head of my race due to the fact LMI just works for me...
    04-06-2010 08:12 AM
  11. whmurray's Avatar
    LogMeIn Ignition now has Universal Binary to support iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch platforms. Price remains the same. I think it just moved to the head of my race due to the fact LMI just works for me...
    Agreed. No more laptop. I also use lmi to entwork all the machines on my home LAN.
    04-06-2010 09:37 AM
  12. infoshrii's Avatar
    Quality remote support software’s can never be free though. You can use gosupportnow.com remote access service; it is easy to use and costs only $19.95 / month.
    11-07-2012 08:00 AM
  13. Kade Boen's Avatar
    You are an ***** if you are willing to pay a monthly fee to access your desktop. Take the time to learn the super easy ways of doing it rather then paying for someone else to set it up for you.
    08-08-2015 02:54 PM
  14. Tartarus's Avatar
    I use Chrome Remote Desktop by Google, Inc.
    https://appsto.re/nl/8dlr4.i

    It's super easy to setup, no monthly fees and quite intuitive.

    It's not sophisticated, but does the job quite nice. If you want to move a file to your iDevice, just copy it into your iCloud Drive/Dropbox/Box/GoogleDrive or OneDrive folder.

    easy setup remote desktop-imageuploadedbytapatalk1439067400.429689.jpg
    08-08-2015 03:49 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    You are an ***** if you are willing to pay a monthly fee to access your desktop. Take the time to learn the super easy ways of doing it rather then paying for someone else to set it up for you.
    You do realize that the post above yours was created in November 2012 and all of the others before that were created in 2010, right?
    08-08-2015 05:02 PM
  16. Tartarus's Avatar
    You do realize that the post above yours was created in November 2012 and all of the others before that were created in 2010, right?
    Lol, I didn't notice at all. I just replied to it because it showed up in the unread section anyway, I hope my post will be helpful for someone maybe.
    08-08-2015 05:04 PM
  17. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Lol, I didn't notice at all. I just replied to it because it showed up in the unread section anyway, I hope my post will be helpful for someone maybe.
    You're all good, my friend...
    Tartarus likes this.
    08-08-2015 05:06 PM
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