Imagine traveling anywhere in the world without having to lug around your laptop wherever you go. Imagine being able to stay at home with your family more by having the luxury to access your work files, programs and emails - from the comfort of your home. Well stop imagining right now, as you can easily do these things by gaining access to remote computers. So below I am going to show how you can remotely access your work PC from any location and be able to control it like you were right there in front of it. The rca universal remote codes just run a quick scenario where remote access will come in extremely handy. Imagine you're preparing a big PowerPoint presentation for a meeting on Thursday. All your PPT Files and images that you need to use are saved on your work PC's hard drive. It comes Wednesday morning and you are feeling pretty ill, you're not well enough to go into the office but you still need to finish that presentation. Now here is where remote access can really help and get you out of a big jam! The way remote access works is very similar to desktop sharing. There are two separate parties in desktop sharing, the host PC and the remote user. This is the same case in remote access; the host computer allows a remote user to view the contents of the host computer's desktop by using an application over the internet. The host computer can even hand over keyboard and mouse controls to the remote user and the remote user can fully remote control the host PC, pretty cool huh! Now if you are considering gaining access to remote computers then you will have to grab the proper tools to do so. There are two ways to go about it, you can either use web based remote access (preferred method for most people) or download some good remote PC access software. Usually people opt for the web based method, however if your host computer doesn't always have access to the internet then you may want to consider grabbing some decent software. One of the leading players in the industry is Laplink and they offer both solutions for accessing remote computers, also they allow you to download their applications for free so you should defiantly check them out. So for anyone who thought gaining access to remote computers was a complicated procedure, think again as all you need is some simple applications and your good to go. Most remote access tools are very easy to setup and install and you should be up and running in no time, the better tools in the industry will even allow you to access your programs, emails and transfer files from a remote computer to your Mobile Phone or PDA.