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February 7, 2012 batteryfast.co.uk How To Log In to Your PC or Mac Remotely With Free App Install the Software on the First Computer 1. Download the TeamViewer app from the company’s website to the computer that you want to control remotely. In most cases, the full version will suffice; it’s free for non- commercial users. H ave you ever been somewhere and wanted to 2. After completing the download, launch the show a family photo or retrieve a document, installer. only to realize that the file is on a home com- 3. Select Install and then Next. puter? The more connected our devices become, 4. For personal use, select personal/noncom- the more they increase our desire to access our in- mercial and then click Next. formation anywhere. 5. Accept the license and usage agreement by selecting both checkboxes and clicking Next. But while mobile devices increasingly outsell tradi- 6. For installation type, select Yes to installhttp://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/how-to-log-in-to-your-pc-or-mac-remotely-with-free-app/ tional computers, a lot of our most important infor- the host listening software on the current mation continues to be stored on stationary home computer; then click Next. The software will desktops or laptops (laptop batteries uk), which don’t now be installed. offer convenient access from just anywhere because 7. The app will prompt you to set up unat- of home firewalls. Even when you’re on a home tended access. Click Next, set a descriptive network, having to move to a particular device on name and password for the computer, and the other side of the house can be annoying. click Next again. 8. Now you need to create a Teamviewer ac- Software engineers have come up with an easier count, to permit easy, secure access to any of way to gain access from afar. Using simple software, your devices that you want to reach. Fill in a you can see and control a remote computer on ano- username, email address, and password to ther device that you’re currently using–even from a create the account, and then click Next. different computer network. All you typically need 9. Click Finish to complete the setup. is a working Internet connection for both devices. The computer will now be running listening Various methods and applications can enable this software that waits for approved devices to connect functionality for your devices. In this guide, we’ll to it, and that can also connect to other computers focus on TeamViewer, a popular program that offers you configure. compatibility with Windows, Mac, and even some smartphone operating systems. Here’s how to use it. Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 1
February 7, 2012 batteryfast.co.uk How To Log In to Your PC or Mac Remotely With Free App Install the Software on the Second account will be appear in the My Partners Computer list; one of them will be the host computer that you configured earlier. Double-click the 1. Download TeamViewer from the company’s name of the remote computer that you want website or from PCWorld’s Downloads to to connect to. another computer that you want to connect 4. Your remote computer’s display will ap- to or from. Once the download is complete, pear in a window, just as if you were sitting launch the app’s installer. directly in front of it. Use the keyboard/ 2. Select Install and then Next. mouse/touchpad/touchscreen of your cur- 3. For personal use, select personal/noncom- rent device to interact with it as you normal- mercial and then click Next. ly would. The software will take your local 4. Accept the license and usage agreement by input and send it to your remote computer, selecting both checkboxes and clicking Next. which will then send its display back to your 5. For installation type, select Yes to install current device in real-time. (Note: For secu- the host listening software on the current rity reasons, some keys and key combina- computer; then click Next. The software will tions won’t go directly to your remote host, now be installed. like Ctrl-Alt-Del for Windows. TeamViewer 6. The app will prompt you to set up unat- enables you to send these special keys and tended access. Click Next, set a descriptive combinations through its software Actionshttp://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/how-to-log-in-to-your-pc-or-mac-remotely-with-free-app/ name and password for the computer, and menu.) click Next again. 5. When you’re done accessing your remote 7. Select I already have a TeamViewer account. computer, close the window to end the ses- Fill in the username and password that you sion. created previously, and then click Next. Click Finish to complete the setup. TeamViewer will typically work without any addi- tional firewall configuration between devices on The second computer will now be running listening any computer network (and even between different software that waits for approved devices to connect ones), as long as both are connected to the Internet. to it, and can also connect to other computers you And because it’s compatible with many different configure. devices, you can do neat things like control your Mac from Windows, your Windows PC from a Mac, or Remotely Connect to One Computer From even your computer from your iOS/Android phone! the Other Did you enjoy this post? Why not leave a comment With the software is installed at both ends, connec- below and continue the conversation, or subscribe ting to the remote computer (typically called thehost) to my feed and get articles like this delivered auto- from the computer/device where you are currently matically to your feed reader. located (typically called the guest) should be easy. 1. Launch the software on the guest. 2. Enter your TeamViewer account login cre- dentials, and log in. 3. A list of computers associated with your Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 2