Best way to set up a remote connection?
Posted on 2004-11-02
Im sure this has been answered before, but the only answers I can find are kind of old and dont completely answer my question.
I need to be able to remotely connect into about 6 different computers split amongst 2 different locations. Both locations are approximately 300 miles away. Both locations (at the moment) are also running on a Satellite connection. Satellite has an 'ok' download speed, but a HORRIBLE upload. This really hurts any remote connections.
What I had done for a temporary fix is buy 2 Linksys VPN routers, and set one up at my location and the other at one of the locations. I then used TightVNC to connect to it like it was a local machine. TightVNC is VERY slow though (horrible screen refresh, but what can you expect with free software). Since then my VPN has been knocked off the internet (will be fixing soon), anyways, I need to know what kind of software would be the best AND if I should use a VPN to establish the connection AND how should (and can) I establish this VPN (software or hardware)?
I here RDC is the best for speed, but Im not exactly sure how to set it up - and Im a noob when it comes to connecting to a certain computer inside of a LAN.
Basically, any links and tutorials - tips and tricks on VPNs and Remote Connections would be GREATLY appreciated, and Im sure would help many out there.
Thanks so much in advance!