12 Comments to 4+ Free Tools for Making Remote Connections from Macs to Windows PCs

  1. Michel says:

    When I use one of these, does my data go to a third-party’s servers or is it only the initial handshake that does and then it’s strictly computer-to-computer communication?

    1. Marte Brengle says:

      I must admit I don’t know the answer to that. If one of those packages appeals to you, it would be worth checking that out with the creators of the program.

    2. Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      Most of them use a third-party server as an intermediary.

  2. Nick says:

    MS Released a new RDP for IOS OSX & Android – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn473009.aspx

    It works well, especially to connect to win8 machines.

    1. Marte Brengle says:

      Thank you for that information! I appreciate your passing that along.

  3. Mikogo says:

    Hi Marte,
    In light of all the news about LogMeIn Free over the last few days, I thought you might be interested to hear about other alternatives and just wanted to throw our hat in the ring. Mikogo is in that list you found on Wikipedia and works on Windows, Mac and Linux. So you can connect between any of those platforms and remote control the distant computer. Also it’s free for private use. Let me know if you want more info.
    Cheers!
    Andrew Donnelly

    1. Marte Brengle says:

      Thank you so much for the information!

      Besides getting rid of the free service, I found out that LogMeIn is just the dickens to remove from a Mac. NOT a good recommendation as far as I’m concerned.

  4. Andrew Donnelly says:

    You’re welcome Marte. Just let me know if you have any questions about Mikogo.
    Cheers,
    Andrew

  5. icemanx says:

    Sorry wouldnt use logmein now if you PAID for it

    rather use free or open source

    1. Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      We shared some free and open source alternatives in this article.

  6. andrew says:

    While they have monthly fees, GoMeetNow and GoSupportNow allow you to connect from a Mac to a Windows PC (and vice versa). They also have iOS and (soon) Android apps (called “TurboMeeting” in the app stores) that can connect to a Windows PC or a Mac.

  7. Prasanta Shee says:

    In addition to above, you can also use tools like on premise R-HUB remote support servers for remotely accessing windows computers from MAC.

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