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Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2000 - 9:13 am:   

I was curious if anyone knows a technique or hardware/software app that would allow me to utilize a program on another machine that I've connected to on the internet? I dont want a direct dial connection like with PCAnywhere because of the long distance charges. Any clues? Thanks in advance!
Danny Albers (Danny)
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2000 - 1:41 pm:   

Yes, you can use PC anywhere over an Internet connection, my friend does it.

However, you will need a static IP address from your ISP on the host computer. That may cost you too.
Adam Emswiler (Abe)
Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2000 - 1:56 pm:   

There is another program called WINVNC that works as well. As long as you know the IP address, you can connect to the PC, and take control of it as needed, it is as slow as your internet connection itself, but is very useful. We are running this application on multiple systems, and with multiple clients, and don't even have to leave our desk to fix their issues.

The only downfall to this application, it can be slightly tricky to setup, but has good documentation.
Danny Albers (Danny)
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2000 - 11:08 pm:   

Hey Adam, ever seen remote access software that isnt tricky to setup? LOL. They all seem to have their stupid quirks.

Adam Emswiler (Abe)
Posted on Monday, August 7, 2000 - 6:44 am:   

Hmmm, good point! Now I'm going to waste my entire day tring to think of one.

That's OK, I don't do much around here anyway! :)
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2000 - 2:19 pm:   

Citrix winframe connects the same way as Pc Anywhere but you control access and have higher security (and higher cost). Haven't used metaframe yet, but it's the same deal. You can even load aps to a webpage and run it off the webpage.
Sherree Orrick
Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2001 - 3:17 pm:   

What is the best way to load files from an old computer to a new one?
V (Vera)
Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2001 - 4:36 pm:   


by loading files, i'm assuming you mean you want to copy files from one pc to the other.

what version windows are on the machines?
you may be able to DCC ( direct cable connect)

the correct cable can be purchased from places like Staples, Best buy,officemax. whatever is in your area.

Sherree Orrick
Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2001 - 5:42 pm:   

Thanks for the site. It was very helpful. The "Hardware Hell" site has been the most useful tool that I have found.

V (Vera)
Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2001 - 6:06 pm:   


I use win 98 and have my pc's networked which is faster. But I have a laptop that has no room for a netcard and so went with the DCC to connect it to the rest of my setup. The DCC program is very easy to use. Just need to make sure you have the correct cable.

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2001 - 5:35 pm:   

just to add, you can get dcc cables from , they have parrallel as well as usb cables for this type of thing.

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