Access Your Computer on the Road – Part1

One of the questions that I get asked all the time is how I access my computer when I am on the road. As a full time internet marketer I need to be able to get things off my hard drive at home.  Or maybe you have email that isn’t an online account or whatever.

I REFUSE to work on a laptop full time because the performance of my desktop just blows away laptop performance.  I don’t care WHAT kind of laptop you have.  I also have over 4TB of hard drive of data on the desktop.  Laptops just don’t do that.  Since I have so many websites, so much data on hard drive and have many email accounts I always need something that isn’t on my laptop when I travel.

Enter LogMeIn

There are a number of ways of doing it, but the way I like to do it is with an annual account at: www.logmein.com

LogMeIn Subscription:

The way this works is that you get a subscription with LogMeIn and you can access your PC with fully encrypted hookups to your home PC from anywhere you have access to the internet and a browser.  So here in the hotel with complimentary Wi-Fi I can (and HAVE) already accessed my machine about 4 times this morning.  It is just like you are sitting in front of the machine.  OK it is a little slower & the screen size is a bit smaller, but other than that it works great.  It even has the ability to switch screen on a dual monitor.

You do have a few caveats.  I leave my machine running while I am gone.  You can set up your machine for “wake on LAN” if you want, but I don’t totally trust that…You know it is Windows we are talking about here!  But overall it is a small price to pay to have access to your machine without dragging the world with you.

LogMeIn is the Answer!

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You buy the subscription to LogMeIn and it is good all year and it makes life so much easier.

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1 Comment(s)

  1. Well hello Rex

    This is a great idea and having checked out the price which for the Pro version is only around $70pa it is a great deal.

    If you are a mobile marketer or on the road a lot then the efficiency increase you will see from using this is sure to quickly return the investment.

    Glad you pointed out that it works with multiple monitors because if you are still only using one monitor then shame on you, trust me I now have 2 and am looking to get a third as it really does allow you to get far more done than you can imagine.

    igor

    igor Griffiths | Apr 10, 2013 | Reply

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