It seems like everyone, at some point in time, needs to gain access to their computer when they are not at home. Think about it for a minute… how many times have you been somewhere else and thought “Ugh, that file is on my computer at home. I wish I could get to it”.
Well, today’s download will solve that problem for free! The program is called TeamViewer and it allows you access to your computer from pretty much anywhere.
Here’s how it works.
First, you need to install TeamViewer on the computer you would like to access. After you install it, you will be asked to enter a password and choose the access level. I chose full access and saved a password for permanent use. This way I can access my computer any time with no complications. After the installation is complete, you will be given an ID number. Write this down.
Essentially, you are done with that computer. Now, you have a few options. You can either install the software on the remote computer (the computer you will using when you access the other computer) or you can use the web interface (my choice).
Using the web interface allows you to access your computer with any PC that has internet access. To set this up, go to http://www.teamviewer.com and click the “Web Login” link on the top right. Now just create an account and set up your access using your ID number (from earlier) and the password (from earlier).
That’s it! You can now access your computer at any time by going to http://www.teamviewer.com
So, if you feel like giving this a try, check it out for yourself. You can install everything by going to http://www.teamviewer.com/download/index.aspx