Re: Remote connections?

Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...>

You need to call FS and ask them to enable Remote Desktop, there is an extra charge for that, but I’ve had it for so long that I can’t remember how much it is.

If you do have it enabled, the router at your workplace has to be enabled for remote desktop and your particular computer needs to be assigned a port.

It is also best if your workplace has a fixed IP address because you need to know the IP address as well as the port in order to connect using Remote Desktop on your computer at home.

You would have to check with your employer if they are willing to set this up for you, I’m self-employed so I can do what I want with my router and computers.


It’s a bit of work to set it all up, but once you have it up and running it works well as long as you have a fast internet connection at home as well as at work.

I have my credentials saved and I just reboot my PC at my store when I go home, if I want to connect I just press enter on the Remote Desktop connection shortcut I saved to my desktop and it connects without me having to do anything, after about 10 seconds Jaws on my Windows 7 PC at work starts talking and I can use the computer the same way as if I sat in front of it.

I do by the way use a Windows 10 laptop at home, but that is not a problem.






From: [] On Behalf Of Shannon
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 3:44 PM
Subject: Remote connections?


Hi again all,

I am wondering how the remote connections work with Jaws 18.

I am not talking about the tandem help but actually being at home and using a VPN connection back to the office.

I believe that I have the professional copy of Jaws 18 and I should be able to do it but I don’t know how it works.

Anyone here done it and how well does it work?

We are doing some updates to the computer infrastructure and I want to make sure that we have all things necessary to do all the things we may want to do.

I have had to use such a feature in the past with WE and Windows 7.

I am now running Win 10 and Jaws 18 on my work unit.

Can I pull this off?

If I can’t do it with a VPN connection through the firewall will it work with a Remote Desktop License?


Thanks for any advice


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