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Remote access pc from work

Hi,
I installed remote gotomypc and it is blocked at my work,Any idea what can be alternative
to access my remote desktop?

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srjacobCommented:
Your IT department is blocking the port that GoToMyPc is using.  You might want to try another remote access service provider, but my guess is that they will be using the same port.  

What is probably going on is that it is against corporate (or IT) policy to allow remote access of a work PC from home.  There are lots of good reasons for doing this (security, viruses, etc.).  I would check with your IT department (or person who manages the IT) and discuss it with them.  If it is OK, they might provide your workstation with access.

Good Luck.
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Brian GeeCommented:
The advice above is the most advisable, especially since if you were to gain outbound remote access, you might be in violation of your technology use policy. Such might be grounds for termination under certain circumstances.

That said, I know people who have used LogMeIn to get around restrictive organizational firewalls. And if you are somewhat technology savvy, you can try to find open ports for which to route Remote Desktop Connections out (presuming default 3389 is blocked). If you were to identify a port that is open, then you would need to change the listening port on your (presumably) Windows system at home as well as configure your router for port forwarding and dynamic IP (DNS) services.
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AdamRobinsonCommented:
Just chiming in to confirm what you've seen above.  You should talk to your IT department, especially considering in certain organizations what you're trying to do can get you in trouble if they aren't consulted.



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sam2929Author Commented:
right i don't want any trouble can i use my wireless stick to access my remote laptop and there cable to access there network on same laptop then
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srjacobCommented:
Really bad idea.  If your work machine is instrumented at all (and most corporate IT departments do because it makes troubleshooting easier), they will catch you, and you could get fired.

I know, because I ran corporate IT for several large companies.  You are creating a large security hole in their network, and if any private data leaks out, or a major virus leaks in, you could be held responsible.
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sam2929Author Commented:
ok what abt using my ipad to acess my remote laptop using my own 3G network and using aother laptop for accessing there network i mean two different machines
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srjacobCommented:
That would probably work fine as long as the two machines aren't connected to each other.  This is no different than using your smartphone.

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Brian GeeCommented:
Even your own personal laptop and a wireless broadband card should be fine provided no such stipulations against such are noted in your technology use policy.

If you have such available, you might be able to use the guest wireless with your personal laptop for such connections as well. We have a guest wireless available for clients that allow them to establish VPN connections, browse the Internet, etc.
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sam2929Author Commented:
ya they don't have one guest wireless :( so i guess 3g network on sepreate laptop is the answer
don't use there boradboand use your own 3g network i guess that should be ok
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