Re: remote access
David & his pack of dogs
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Well, I have windows 10 home and it worked just fine with team viewer 13 as of the summer of last year when I had a session with a sighted person. I was running the latest JAWS and obviously she was not. Since then I use the JAWS tandem. The other person broke down and installed JAWS 19 on his computer.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of James Homuth
Sent: April 7, 2019 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: remote access
This is true. You can connect from Home to Pro just fine, though. RDP server isn’t available on 10 Home. This is why I was curious if JAWS would work with something like Teamviewer. I haven’t tested it yet, and may need to email VFO about it, but if you’re already using Home it seems almost pointless to upgrade to Pro just for RDP. I mean I’d do it, but only on my equipment. I do tech support for the parents, though, and I wouldn’t make them upgrade to Pro just so I can remote in if I didn’t have to.
This is only true if you have Windows 10 Pro. Home won’t let you connect unattended to another Home computer.
All the best
Remote Desktop allows you to connect to your computer provided you know your home computer’s IP address.
You probably also have to set up port forwarding in your router to allow the connection and of course you have to make sure Remote Desktop is enabled for the computer you want to connect to.
If you don’t have a fixed IP address which for a home connection is likely you would have to set up something called a “dynamic DNS” which allows you to set up an easy to remember name and if your IP address changes the service will automatically update this so that the name you set up still works, below is a website with more information:
Lastly, if you use Jaws you may have to contact Vispero, I think Remote Desktop may not be something which works with a basic Jaws license, if I go to Jaws > About it says the following in addition to the version information etc.:
Upgrades Remaining: 2
Remote Access: Enabled
Tandem Direct: Disabled
I work from home a bit. I wanted to know if I am at work on my work computer is there a way I can access my home computer? What would be a good accessible solution?