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inGearX
3.1415 9265

join:2000-06-11
New York

easy way to easily transfer from PC A to PC B...

I have a 24/7 home server with a ton of media... pictures... videos... files...

I am traveling ... occasionally I need to download a few files from it...

I think FTP server would give me the best option ... direct transfer from my server to my PC

but I have had issues ...

are there any other good options that someone can recommend?

thank you...



janderso1
Jim
Premium,MVM
join:2000-04-15
Saint Petersburg, FL

VPN is the best solution
--
Jim Anderson



SoonerAl
Premium,MVM
join:2002-07-23
Norman, OK
kudos:5
reply to inGearX

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TeamViewer (free for personal use) has VPN and/or file transfer functionality.

»www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx

You can setup a predetermined password ahead of time and configure TeamViewer as a service so it is on when the server computer starts. They also have a web interface versus a client mode if you want to use that.

The screen shot is a file transfer example session with me accessing my wife's computer, named Spokane, (on the other side of the house) from my laptop then selecting a file to copy over to my laptop. This works equally well across the public internet.

Note the TeamViewer session is encrypted so even if you don't use the VPN function your safe as long as you use a strong password.

»www.microsoft.com/security/onlin···ate.aspx

»www.microsoft.com/security/pc-se···ker.aspx

I also use SkyDrive to sync certain files and photos among our two Windows computers and an iPod Touch. If I want to I can also allow others, ie. family for example, access certain files and photos. I happen to have 25 GByte of SkyDrive storage. I believe the current limit for a free account is 5 GByte without paying extra fees.


fxtr
Premium
join:2002-09-15
Reston, VA

+1 for Team Viewer. Also it is simple to set up and use.



plencnerb
Premium
join:2000-09-25
Carpentersville, IL
kudos:3
reply to inGearX

Another vote for Teamviewer. I use it all the time to help my GF fix issues with her laptop. Not to mention, I use it to transfer files back and forth, and it works very easy across the internet.

--Brian



inGearX
3.1415 9265

join:2000-06-11
New York
reply to SoonerAl

said by SoonerAl:

TeamViewer (free for personal use) has VPN and/or file transfer functionality.

»www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx

You can setup a predetermined password ahead of time and configure TeamViewer as a service so it is on when the server computer starts. They also have a web interface versus a client mode if you want to use that.

The screen shot is a file transfer example session with me accessing my wife's computer, named Spokane, (on the other side of the house) from my laptop then selecting a file to copy over to my laptop. This works equally well across the public internet.

Note the TeamViewer session is encrypted so even if you don't use the VPN function your safe as long as you use a strong password.

»www.microsoft.com/security/onlin···ate.aspx

»www.microsoft.com/security/pc-se···ker.aspx

I also use SkyDrive to sync certain files and photos among our two Windows computers and an iPod Touch. If I want to I can also allow others, ie. family for example, access certain files and photos. I happen to have 25 GByte of SkyDrive storage. I believe the current limit for a free account is 5 GByte without paying extra fees.

cool thanks!


workablob

join:2004-06-09
Houston, TX
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to plencnerb

said by plencnerb:

Another vote for Teamviewer. I use it all the time to help my GF fix issues with her laptop. Not to mention, I use it to transfer files back and forth, and it works very easy across the internet.

--Brian

After all the kudos here for TeamViewer I'm thinking of firing LogMeIN Free.

Dave
--
I may have been born yesterday. But it wasn't at night.


workablob

join:2004-06-09
Houston, TX
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Comcast

1 recommendation

reply to inGearX

INstall FileZilla FTP server using the secure port and access the FTP server remotely using FileZilla client.

»filezilla-project.org/

All Free.

Dave
--
I may have been born yesterday. But it wasn't at night.

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