Remote access?

I am needing to remotely access my work computer from home, mainly just reading files and getting into programs to view the information. What do I need to use! a VPN or something else!. I looked on the net and it appears you have to pay for a VPN! Both work and home computers are connected to broadband, the work system is running win7 and the home is Vista. Any ideas/ help would be appreciated.

geek_b.j.nichols, Mar 27, 12:32 pm

Ammyadmin
Vnc
Logmein
And many others

geek_drcspy, Mar 27, 12:47 pm

LogMeIn.com is brilliant. I used it for several months while I was overseas.Even has remote Wake On LAN so you can reboot remotely. The free version also lets you access your PC from iPad or iphones.

geek_gj, Mar 27, 1:04 pm

Does your work place have a solution for this at all! Some places don't like people accessing their work pc from home for risk management reasons.

geek_pyro_sniper2002, Mar 27, 2:15 pm

Definitely TEAM VIEWER. Great to use.

geek_organickiwi, Mar 27, 2:30 pm

Second for logmein, is free also.

geek_cessna3, Mar 27, 2:32 pm

you can get a free static ip if you are on telecom total home then use the built in windows remote desktop which is a great way if you have it set up

geek_themuss11, Mar 27, 6:56 pm

That is 100% unsecure unless you have a VPN tunnel in place.

geek_pyro_sniper2002, Mar 27, 7:06 pm

LogMeIn and TeamViewer are both good. Only because I know how to use them

geek_phoenix2004, Mar 27, 7:56 pm

link please

geek_drcspy, Mar 27, 7:58 pm