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Message 1466961 - Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 12:04:54 UTC

Logmein.com has stated that their free version will end on 31/1/2014. That is a shame as it was a very good program. Is there another free program that does the same?

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Message 1466962 - Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 12:09:43 UTC - in response to Message 1466961.
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I use tightVNC, it´s free and fast but not easy to use as logmein anyway works fine if you do GPU crunching without crashing your video driver. Teamviewer is another fine option and it´s very similar to Logmein. Just don´t use the windows RDP if you do GPU crunch.
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Message 1466963 - Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 12:09:53 UTC - in response to Message 1466961.

Teamviewer

I have been using it for a few months now and so far no issues.
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Message 1466988 - Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 13:10:29 UTC - in response to Message 1466963.
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I was just going to start a thread on this very subject. Looks like I will have to take a look at Teamviewer.

I loved LogMeIn and really would not mind paying for it but it is just too expensive with the 5 computers I run and I really hate teaser rates.
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Message 1467014 - Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 15:34:46 UTC

I was dissatisfied with logmein and switched to teamviewer several months ago. For me, it works much better. Using the program works very well and there's also a web interface I can use at work where I can't install anything.
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Message 1467033 - Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 21:38:54 UTC

I have switched to Teamviewer, though I suspect it wont be long before they are asking for money too.
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Message 1467062 - Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 22:47:23 UTC - in response to Message 1466961.

[quote]Logmein.com has stated that their free version will end on 31/1/2014. That is a shame as it was a very good program. Is there another free program that does the same?[/quote

For those having Windows Pro or like and not Windows MS Home there is.
It is called Remote Desktop Client and can be found here: %windir%\system32\mstsc.exe
You also need to configure your client to accept remote connections.

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Message 1467068 - Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 22:59:29 UTC - in response to Message 1467062.

[quote]Logmein.com has stated that their free version will end on 31/1/2014. That is a shame as it was a very good program. Is there another free program that does the same?[/quote

For those having Windows Pro or like and not Windows MS Home there is.
It is called Remote Desktop Client and can be found here: %windir%\system32\mstsc.exe
You also need to configure your client to accept remote connections.

Not to be used if you are crunching on you GPU as it replaces the video driver with one of it's own whilst you are logged in and can cause problems.
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Message 1467073 - Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 23:11:50 UTC

I have been using TeamViewer for 4 or 5 years now and have never had a problem that I could not solve. If they stop the free personal use I'll be really bummed out.

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Message 1467249 - Posted: 22 Jan 2014, 11:36:37 UTC - in response to Message 1467073.

I switched to TeamViewer and it seems to be working somewhat. How do I change computers that I want to control? and it seems to generate a new PW ever time I log out of the computer. This is OK when the computer is in another room, but will not work when I can not walk to the computer and see what it generated (in other words, how do I get it to keep the same PW?)
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Message 1467257 - Posted: 22 Jan 2014, 12:21:12 UTC - in response to Message 1467249.

I switched to TeamViewer and it seems to be working somewhat. How do I change computers that I want to control? and it seems to generate a new PW ever time I log out of the computer. This is OK when the computer is in another room, but will not work when I can not walk to the computer and see what it generated (in other words, how do I get it to keep the same PW?)

Open Teamviewer on the remote machine. (ie. the machine you want to connect to)

Click on "Connection" in the top bar, then "Setup unattended access".

This will allow you to specify a set password
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Message 1467276 - Posted: 22 Jan 2014, 13:17:53 UTC - in response to Message 1467257.

Thanks, that did it. Really much better now.
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Message 1467308 - Posted: 22 Jan 2014, 15:18:00 UTC
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Many thanks for the advice received, I will mull it over.

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Message 1467313 - Posted: 22 Jan 2014, 15:34:06 UTC

I did have a problem with Teamviewer last week. One of my computers apparently restarted spontaneously (may have been a power bump) and I couldn't get into it via Teamviewer to restart something. I thought Teamviewer was supposed to start itself in the Windows startup process for just that eventuality.
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Message 1467349 - Posted: 22 Jan 2014, 17:20:39 UTC

I just switched from LogMeIn to Teamviewer on 12 assorted PCs and laptops, it works a treat. It adaptively changed the detail levels for slower links too. Also the file transfer utility on the top menu is great.

I used the "Setup for unattended access..." option and they stay accessible after a reboot.

I even managed to install Teamviewer via Logmein remotely, then uninstalled LogMeIn and then reconnected via Teamviewer.

One of my bigger crunchers lives in a shed in the garden due to heat and noise and I access that via a USB 3G Three dongle. It seems a much crisper response than before.

Seems like a good product and free too !

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Message 1467352 - Posted: 22 Jan 2014, 17:28:01 UTC

Thanks very much for the feedback Big Reg, much appreciated.

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Message 1467418 - Posted: 22 Jan 2014, 19:39:09 UTC - in response to Message 1467308.

Many thanks for the advice received, I will mull it over.

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Chris, if you were used to the Logmein web console, the Teamviewer Web Management Console will feel very similar.

I have added my 9 machines and so far no problems, though I have yet to try a remote access. I will try on Friday and see how it goes.

There is of course a mobile "App" which I find quite useful.
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Message 1467431 - Posted: 22 Jan 2014, 20:10:17 UTC

Look forward to the feedback Bernie :-)

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Message 1467450 - Posted: 22 Jan 2014, 21:07:50 UTC

The only annoying habit of Teamviewer is that if you use it "free for personal use," when you disconnect it puts up a box on both computers (local and remote) reminding you of that and "suggesting" that you make a donation. On the local, you can just click the x on the whole program and that box will go away with the rest of it. On the remote, it will still be there the next time you connect and the first thing you have to do is close it. No big deal.
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Message 1468411 - Posted: 24 Jan 2014, 20:00:48 UTC - in response to Message 1467431.

Look forward to the feedback Bernie :-)

So I tried it out from the 60+ clubs computers which are connected to a slow wireless network.

I have to say it was very good and as I believe David mentioned they have a web interface that means you don't even have to install it.

It was fairly quick even to my PC that is connected by wireless at home.
So all in all "So far so good"
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