Published on March 10th, 2010 | by Kyith3
How to connect your pc from your iPhone:Team Viewer VNC
Ever thought of starting a download on your home server pc while you are halfway around the world? There are solutions on how to do that on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
For geeks like us we have been dabbling in such things for some time, the defecto solution is VNC viewer, where you setup a VNC server in your home pc and connect to it via a VNC client. [Guide to control your pc from anywhere using VNC >>]
A comparable Free solution:Mocha VNC Lite
The Free solution on the iPhone and iPod touch is Mocha VNC Lite[iTunes >>]. It is an OK solution but the thing about VNC is that, its more for geeks as we can tweak alot of the configurations to the way we wanted.
Anyway Mocha VNC Lite is limited in features and if you are looking for an alternative to this then Team Viewer is for you.
What is Team Viewer?
With the TeamViewer App for iPhone and iPod Touch you are now able to access remote computers from everywhere. It allows you to give spontaneous support as well as having permanent access to unattended computers.
This works like Mocha VNC, but it is suppose to be more secure then VNC, that is, if you trust the security protocol used by Team Viewer.
Team Viewer App for iPhone comes in 2 version, the USD 99 one and the FREE one.
You can use the FREE version as long as it is for personal use, so its good enough for most of you.
Here i try to walk you through what it does.
Download Team Server full version
You first hop on to Team Viewer’s site to download a client for your Windows or Mac PC. [Download TeamViwer Portable >>]
You will administer as well as to allow your iPhone and iPod Touch to connect
Run TeamViewer Installer
Unzip the package and Doubleclick on “Teamviewer.exe”.
You will be brought to this screen here. Note that in the middle of it is an ID and Password. These are the credentials that your iPhone will use to connect to this computer.
The password is abit difficult to remember so go to Extras > Options >Security to configure your own password.
With all these done you are all set to go.
Connect to your computer on your iPhone
Fire up your TeamViewer iPhone App and you will be presented with a login page. Key in your ID and Password and then Touch Connect to Partner.
You will be presented with simple instructions how to navigate using your iPhone on your desktop computer.
You will see that you are connected via another node. Start accessing your computer via the iPhone
Here is how it looks like on your iPhone. Navigation is quite ok. Do note that this, like VNC sends you many screen shots of your desktop so it will be abit pixelated sometimes.
Anytime you wanna end connection click the cross.
You will be able to quick access recent sessions on your iPhone Application as well
All in all, a pretty competent solution and at a cheap price. I have yet to test it on my companies websites to see if i can access it or use GPRS to access it. Do give it a try and let me know what you think