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Old 11-29-2007, 09:20 PM
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Default Any good alternatives to LogMeIn Rescue?

Are there any free/cheap alternatives to LogMeIn Rescue? I've just finished a two week trial, and while it is very good for the purpose, the fees put it out of reach for me. Some kind of VNC perhaps?
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:21 AM
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I think you can use TightVNC or UltraVNC or WInVNC.

Here is a link that shows you how to create a single click vnc for your client so nothing is installed on their computer.



http://lifehacker.com/software/vnc/g...ick-198532.php
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:33 AM
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You can try crossloop. Its pretty good for basic stuff. I have used it a few times and I even got it working in Wine in Ubuntu.

www.crossloop.com

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Old 11-30-2007, 05:55 PM
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Crossloop is ok, and you can definately use it for what you need. But I haven't found anything that comes close to LogMeIn Rescue in the free/open source world. We use LogMeIn Rescue for out remote work and I just love it.
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If you are looking for an alternative to Logmein you could try OneClick by Advantig.
advantig.com/oneclick

It is based on UltraVNC and Single Click. There are free and paid versions.

I think it is easy to set up. You might have to forward a port on your router but not theirs, it works by reverse connection.

I have been using the paid version for about a year to remotely support clients and RELATIVES. I am very pleased with it, especially for XP.

Main problems I have with it are Vista related. It does not run as a service on Vista. Therefore, you can’t reboot and automatically have it reconnect Vista machines in safe mode or multi user logins – YET – the developer is working on that now.
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How much does advantig cost?

I started using crossloop yesterday, it's pretty good, but disconnects when I try to resize the oversized clients display, it also has to go through the Connect/Approve process before it reestablishes the connection.

I would use logmein, but the password mgmt is a pain.
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:06 PM
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I love crossloop I already help out a friend in 30mins of it
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I use 4remotesupport.com it costs $225 per year, but its very easy to setup and client to use!!!
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:41 PM
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Advantig OneClick is free for personal use. Commercial use $45.00 lifetime , until 1/1/08, then $75.00 lifetime I think.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:49 PM
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FREE -- Crossloop. I just used again last night with a complete computer neophite, and it worked great. Just tell the person on the other end to hit next about fore times and it is installed.
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