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12-31-2008, 02:49 PM
Happy new year everyone :)

I have a question on Remote Connection.

I have Vista Ultimate and i want to connect to my cousin's computer in Toronto that has XP Pro. Can it be done? What program do i use? His computer is really slow, i thought i would download some some antivirus software and tweak it up for him.


12-31-2008, 03:22 PM
Both of you should download Teamviewer. Free for personal use.

once that is done, its a click click affair to connect. Neither of you have to mess around with firewalls or anything.


12-31-2008, 04:26 PM
or log me in.

or you can create a tunnel via ssh

12-31-2008, 10:42 PM
START>RUN and type MSTSC and press enter

type the IP of the user on the other side, and assuming his router is setup correctly, you can connect (with a username and password that he has) and whola.

Windows has build in remote desktop connection

12-31-2008, 10:56 PM
ssh isnt going to do any good for windows -> windows administration, you'll want remote desktop/vnc/similar

01-01-2009, 01:10 PM
Do one of us need to have a router?
Can i go in safe mode?

01-01-2009, 04:22 PM
Windows has a remote assistance feature built-in, which may be the easiest way. Here's a step-by-step guide: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457004.aspx

For most modern firewalls and routers you will not have to change any settings. Usually starting the connection through MSN messenger is easiest.

01-01-2009, 04:58 PM
Awesome, Thanks guys :thumbsup: