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'Good' (60 Hz, 1080p / 2160p) Remote Desktop App?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi Guys,

 

So I've got two monitors at my work and usually I'm only using one of them. That's why I started to use TeamViewer on my HomePC to do things at work

and vice versa. This is because I'm often doing things like rendering private stuff at home or doing calculations. Sometimes I even do a calculation on my home pc

and then take the result to my work PC as my work PC isn't as fast. On the other hand sometimes I need to wait for a measurment to be finished and I can also do the

results at home.

 

As my way to work is quite far I try to use as much time as possible to do both things, so private things at work when I need to wait for something to finish

or work stuff at home when I've got some spare time, like when the food is in the oven xD. And as my boss is okay with me doing that (part of that was actually his idea so I can

monitor critical measurements on for example sundays at home) there's actually no problem for me if it wasn't about a certain problem.

 

Although my home PC has about 40 mbit/s upload speed and my WorkPC around 100 mbit/s download speed I'm getting quite bad qualities. Sometimes it's blocky, colors are weird, and the response is not good.

Not really useful when you need to let's say mask a picture or so. I also switched to AnyDesk as it would sometimes take ages for TeamViewer to find a connection on my work PC, but that's even worse.

 

Does anyone have a good alternative service? My home PC is 4K but I don't really need that as my work PC is only 1080p, but something close to 60 Hz would be great or at least a very quick response.

I also don't mind payed subscriptions here. I would use Parsec as advertised by Linus, but it seems that you need a team of 5 and 150$ is just too much monthly for me. 

Is there anything comparable to that?

 

Thank you all in advance for any help. I was trying to find something but I wasn't sure what to keep an eye on.

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Radmin is what I'm using after testing lot of remote desktop software. It's direct connection, so you must configure ports, have external IP etc.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Zachos said:

parsec, a very good software, not a lot of latency.

there is a ltt video about it

I know, I just also saw that you can have a free version of it. I tried it, together with Wayke but none of them seems to work for me.

Both cannot establish a connection. I fear that the firewall at work might be blocking it?

So some options work and some won't I don't get why TeamViewer and AnyDesk work while others can't reach their Server.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

Radmin is what I'm using after testing lot of remote desktop software. It's direct connection, so you must configure ports, have external IP etc.

 

That sounds interesting, what do I need to download, I can see three installations, a portable version, a remote version and a version for this pc.

I guess it needs to run on both machines, so can I just get the portable on both PCs?

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Server for server, Viewer for client computer. If you don't know how to configure firewall, router etc. - stay with TeamViewer. Radmin is not "plug and play" tool.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I did as instructed on their website but no chance. I guess I need to enable a VPN on my work pc for that. Steam for example won't launch as well unless I use a VPN,

that is something I wanted to avoid because then I'd always have to login to the VPN once I need something from my HomePC. I don't really understand however, why some applications work while others won't

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Some applications uses direct conections, some needs external servers.

For example - Radmin uses only your computer and remote computer.

TeamViewer needs central server to establish connection.

 

@Zachos: Parsec looks nice, works nice, but how can it be configured as unattended server? I want, for example, connect to external computer using login and password, but not approve every connection and generate separate invitations.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
16 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

Some applications uses direct conections, some needs external servers.

For example - Radmin uses only your computer and remote computer.

TeamViewer needs central server to establish connection.

 

@Zachos: Parsec looks nice, works nice, but how can it be configured as unattended server? I want, for example, connect to external computer using login and password, but not approve every connection and generate separate invitations.

 

Okay so I will try to setup the connection with Radmin tomorrow at work again.

 

I might have just found something. I also got a subscription to ExpressVPN that I'm rarely using. Turns out, you can define what apps should use the VPN. I tried to set it up via AnyDesk on my WorkPC and it actually worked for steam. Without the VPN I could not log into Steam but with the App specific VPN  activated it worked! While my IP adess for the browser stayed the same and I still have access to our intranet. If that works out for Parsec as well I just take a fast VPN and set it to Parsec only and use that to connect to my PC. I think in general those Express VPNs are quite 'fast', guess enough to work with.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Okay, little update on the topic. I was able to select a fast VPN from my ExpressVPN list and selected Parsec only and it worked. The quality is astonishing, it's super snappy with practically no visible latency, the colors are all great and correct, no pixels or even bigger chunks, sound is great. I even watched a 4K video that of course had to be converted to 1080p in that process and it was really fluid at probably close to 60 FPS (at least to my eyes) with no visible chunks like you see it in streams.

 

So thank you for all your suggestions. I will probably stick to a combination of AnyDesk for quick tasks and Parsec (as it takes a few seconds to start the VPN) for longer tasks.

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 Want to recommend  AweSun https://www.aweray.com/.

I am using its free subscription for three months. Under the free subscription, you already can do remote desktop, remote printing, file transfer etc.  The latency is quite little. It also supports a mobile-to-mobile & pc-to-pc connection I think. Hope you find it helpful to your work!

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