Connecting Remotely to your Computer from an iPad or iPhone

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This short tutorial will show you how to use Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to connect to your home or work computer from an iPad or iPhone

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Connecting Remotely to your Computer from an iPad or iPhone

  1. 1. How to Connect an iPhone or iPad to Your Home PC
  2. 2. <ul><li>Apple’s App Store Offers an Array of Remote Access Apps for the iPad and iPhone. </li></ul><ul><li>This tutorial will show you how to: </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare your home computer for remote desktop access </li></ul><ul><li>Configure an iDevice to connect to your home PC </li></ul>
  3. 3. Preparing Your Computer PHASE 1 <ul><li>In This Section You Will: </li></ul><ul><li>Install the Dynamic DNS Update Client (DUC) from No-IP </li></ul><ul><li>Create a No-IP account </li></ul><ul><li>Register for a free hostname and domain </li></ul><ul><li>Enable RDP on your PC </li></ul><ul><li>This will automatically update the No-IP DNS server every time your IP address changes. </li></ul>
  4. 4. After installation is complete, launch DUC Go to www.no-ip.com/downloads.php Select Your OS and Download and Run the DUC Installation (The installation is simple, just accept default settings. This tutorial will show the Windows installation and configuration)
  5. 5. Click the link to create a new account After your account has been created, activate it through the confirmation email they send you Return to the DUC login window and log in
  6. 6. Click link to add a host Log in to your account, then Click Add a Host Create a Hostname and select a free domain (your IP Address will already be entered) then click Create Host Return to the Select Group/Hosts windows and your newly created Hostname should appear in the list. This hostname now will update every time your IP changes
  7. 7. Finally, you will need to enable Remote Desktop on your PC Remote Desktop can be enabled from System Properties. The easiest way to access System Properties is to right click Computer (My Computer in XP and previous versions) in the Start Menu and select Properties. Once Remote Desktop has been enabled, select your local user account or create a new user for remote access permissions XP: Select the Remote tab and check the “ Allow users to connect remotely” box Vista and 7: Select Remote tab and select “Allow from any version” button
  8. 8. Phase 2 Configuring your iPhone, or iPad
  9. 9. There are several RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) applications in the Apple App Store, each with varying options (such as right click ability, sound streamin, and several others) and price. This tutorial will cover Remote Desktop Lite by MochaSoft (a free application) Download RDP Lite on your iDevice
  10. 10. Launch RDP Lite and follow the instructions: Click Connect Click Ok
  11. 12. Press the Back button Press your configured session to connect Enjoy your remote access! !

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