Chapter 19. Working Remotely

Windows gives you several ways to connect to a computer remotely. If you’re a business traveler on the road or a late sleeper working from home, for example, you can connect from your laptop or home PC (the local computer) to the unattended, distant machine (the remote computer or host computer) in your office to access its files and resources.

In this chapter, you’ll learn three preferred remote-access techniques:

  • Traditional direct dialing connects to a faraway computer via phone lines, racking up toll charges.

  • Virtual private networking (VPN) lets you connect to a workplace network via the internet, avoiding long-distance charges.

  • Remote Desktop lets you control a remote computer, whose desktop appears on your local ...

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