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iPad Remote Access App

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by Fergal1982, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    Hey guys, Looking for some recommendations on apps for remote access over Internet.

    On my home network, I have two PC's, and a number of VM's (hosted from one of these PC's). I want an app that will allow me to connect to any of these without too much hassle.

    I could access the VM's by remoting into the host and running the app, but I would much rather set it up so that I can launch the VM, then reconnect directly to the VM.

    Ideally the app will work with the iPhone as well as the iPad.

    I've been considering Wyse Pocketcloud, however I've heard that setup for access outside the network can be a pain, and that it may only work for a single device on my network. I've also seen a video review of LogmeIn Ignition, which didnt impress me greatly (mainly the difference between the finger position, and the mouse cursor position).

    Any suggestions?
     
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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    You're probably looking at Citrix Receiver then, this is supposed to be a really good implementation and well worth looking into.
     
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  3. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    Depends on the boxes you're bouncing into.

    If they are windows boxes enable RDP, configure port-forwarding on your firewall and get yourself a copy of WinAdmin.

    If they're not Windows boxes then I'm not sure, only had experience with that one.
     
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  4. Fergal1982

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    As far as I'm aware, my router will only forward traffic from a port to a single IP. Meaning that I can only really connect to a single box like that.

    Mostly its all windows at the moment though, with one MacOS setup. Might have some Linux at some point, but my Linux usage is fairly limited at the best of times.

    Do you not need citrix to run the Citrix Receiver?
     
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  5. michael78

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    Logmein do an app that I know is available for iphone and more than likely ipad as well. I think it's £16 and is meant to be pretty good.

    Doh!!! should really learn to read people's entire post. Sorry Fergal you already mention it :oops:
     
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  6. trebor_88

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    I would setup a VPN on your network, and then connect to this on the iPad, then use an RDP app.
     
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  7. Fergal1982

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    Is that possible with a netgear router (Got the DG834). The router seems to be able to connect via VPN to another network, but I cant see how you would set it up to accept incoming vpn connections.
     
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  8. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    From memory the DG834 won't act as a client terminator, you need to move on to the ProSafe products to get that functionality, but if you have a Windows server box internally you could configure RRAS on it to bounce in to, if you're the only person VPN'ing in then thats only port forwarding to 1 IP.
     
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