Gaining control to a computer or equipment while not necessarily being physically located near it. More specific tags include [remote-desktop] and [vnc]. Not the same as [remote-access].

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Is there a way to use a generic IR receiver with a MCE remote in Vista/7 Media Center

I have a MCE remote from long ago (shipped with an MCE 2005), but i cannot find the IR receiver. I now have Win7 and a generic usb IR receiver i picked up a fry's. Is there a way to make my old mce ...
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How can I disable the IR/Remote Control on an HP Laptop?

I've seen this happen on 2 different HP laptops now. If I try to use them in the same room as a Media Center, the MCE TV remote keeps sending commands to the laptop. This can do anything from wake ...
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Universal Remote Question

I'm looking for the mid-price point universal remote to control a Visio TV + Blue Ray (Samsung)+Comcast Cable Box + Panasonic Stereo. I would like touch screen if possible with easy setup. Price is ...
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What is the best way to know Apple Remote Control battery status?

Is there any way to know the Apple Remote Control battery status from my Mac OS X?
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Remote CMD Login

I need a VNC/SSH/something server that will let me access command line remotely from a limited account (meaning no services or any install). Just a simple exe that I can run and have it either connect ...
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Software for remote controlling a computer with Kubuntu

I have a father who is totally lost with computers. From time to time, he calls me and says there's something wrong with the computer, but he cannot quite explain what the problem is. I'm now ...
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When I log into my PC via GoToMyPc, all the other computers in my house lose connectivity

When I log into my home PC through GoToMyPC from work, the computers in my home lose Internet connectivity. Has anyone had this issue before or has some insight into this?
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Xbox360 Universal Media Remote - out of sync?

I have the Universal Media Remote from Microsoft, which was included with my HD-DVD package. I've been using it for over a year to watch videos/DVDs on my Xbox360 and it saved me the hassle of ...
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How do I override the default Vista MCE Remote Control Behaviour

I rencently bought a microsoft MCE remote control even though I dont have a media centre version of vista. The remote came with no software but out of the box some of the buttons caused windows to do ...
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Control TV tuner card without bundled controller? [closed]

I just added a Hauppauge HVR-2200 (EU version of their HVR-2250 dual tuner card) to my system. The package does not come with the MCE remote controller, IR receiver or IR emitters though I think I ...
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Can iPhone Apps “see” your data or information?

I would like to install one of the iPhone apps that allows me to remotely log into my home network from wherever I am. Does anyone know if these apps can see my login and password as I enter it to ...
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How to remotely control media playback?

My Wireless headset doesn't work on my 64Bit Win7. But luckily for me I have a backup 32Bit notebook, on this system the audio works fine. So what I was doing is plugging in this wireless device into ...
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how to prevent ir receiver from waking computer

I have an HP dv4 notebook, which has an ir receiver on the front. I want to configure it so that no matter what, IR signals will not trigger vista media center to start. It currently starts whether ...
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Laptop as a TV Remote [closed]

Is there some way to get the infrared port of my laptop to be used as a remote control for the television? Obviously there is, with limited capability, but what program will do this for free? ...
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What is a good IR-receiver for my Linux (XBMC) HTPC?

I have bought a Asrock 330 ION-BD and use it as a HTPC. I'm running XBMC under Linux (Ubuntu). I'm missing a good Remote control. The problem is that the Asrock doesn't have an IR receiver onboard ...
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OS X Tiger Won't Detect Logitech Harmony 670 Universal Remote

I have a Logitech Harmony 670 universal remote and a Macbook running OS X 10.5 Tiger. I've downloaded the Harmony software (v 7.6.0.8), but it won't detect the remote when I plug it in via USB ...
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Any way to control FiOS cable box from the computer?

I have noticed that the cable box has a USB port on the back. The install tech also said this device uses an IP address. Is it possible to control the cable box either via the USB cable or through ...
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How can I use my computer to control my house?

I would like a way to use my computer to control the lights and appliances in my house. Does anyone have any good suggestions on how to do this. I would prefer to do this as unobtrusively as ...
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How can I control two computers with the same keyboard and mouse?

How can I control two computers (with seperate monitors) with the same keyboard and mouse? Is there a software solution to this? Can the computers be running different OSs?
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Can I remotely hibernate a computer?

I know the shutdown command (and the corresponding shutdown /i switch to show the GUI), but is there a way to hibernate a computer remotely in a similar way? The machines are running Windows XP and ...