I signed up yesterday for a trial version of LapLink Everywhere which apparently gives you the ability to retrieve files, emails and even remotely control your remote pc when elsewhere such as behind a corporate firewall. Sounds good but….
the service is not free (after the first 15 days), emails should really mean “outlook or outlook express”, and the remote control only gives you 1 hour a month – unlimited use is an extra $5 a month. Seems a bit much seeing as though vnc, which they actually use to provide you with remote control facilities is free. The only advantage to Laplink Everywhere is that it will work through firewalls and the traffic is encypted due to the use of SSL. I was impressed with how I could view the contents of my hard disk from work though! I think this is a similar service to gotomypc but they tend to spam their ad’s everywhere so I won’t use them out of principle. Guess I’ll have to rely on using vnc and dyndns to do this – sometime in the near future.


  1. Chris

    Can’t you just VPN home from work using PPTP and authenticate?

    Connections > New > Advanced > Incoming > follow-your-nose IIRC.

    Its been ages since I played with it tho’

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