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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Taram, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Taram

    Taram Lurker
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    I went through a dozen of websites and apps description on the net to find a tutorial or explanation about how to install and setup an android app to control your pc remotely (gmote, phonemypc, rdp,...).

    But without success.

    Is there any (complete and working) tutorial somewhere?

    The problems & open topics are:
    - usually if you have XP home you are stuck because there is no remote desktop (only for XP professional and upper versions). Nevertheless, when reading comments of people who have tried one of these apps, it looks like that a lot of XP home users have successfully installed the app. How? Mystery...

    - the IP address: there are either tutorials with an 198.168.x.x IP address or with an Y.Y.Y.Y IP.
    If you have an 198... IP, then you are local and probably by wifi. What is the point of using wifi at home to control your PC? Are you too lazy to stand up and go to it?
    And if you use a "showmyip.com" website to get your network IP, the apps (sofar for me) could never connect to the server on the PC with this IP. So does anyone know how to solve this point? (ports are open, no firewall issue)

    - Finally I need an install tutorial to be able to control my PC with an app (free possibly) with detailed steps and IP/setup examples.
    Has anyone an idea where to find some?


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  2. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    What exactly does "control my pc" mean for you?
  3. rkkeller

    rkkeller Android Enthusiast

    I use RDMPLUS thru the browser. Go to RDM+ :: Remote Access Tools and look at the web links. Its simple to install and you do nothing but run a program on your computer to set it up. Then you sign on thru ANY browser and control your desktop.

    Its a little clunkish but works well IMO.
  4. milkfloat

    milkfloat Lurker

    i downloaded wyse pocket cloud from android market. you have to also download the pc companion fron the wyse website. if you are running home versions of xp or vista you need to download additional files, the wyse companion setup will direct there. i managed to get it working after about three hours of pissing about.
  5. Phateless

    Phateless Android Enthusiast

    Are there any good free ones out there? What does everyone recommend?
  6. tjennhw

    tjennhw Newbie

    Try "LogMeIn"

    Find it on their website.

    Don't need a static ip, easy set up. Download client and server app and login.

    LogMeIn free works forever but the PC to PC web interface has a trial period.

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