The Best Free Remote Connection Software Programs
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What is remote connection software and what is it used for?
Suppose you have a problem with your computer system that you do not know how to fix it or you have trouble running a software program you have just bought. In this case, you are probably trying to solve the problem with the help of your expert friend's verbal explanations or the software the support team. But what can you do if you cannot solve the problem with verbal explanations? In this case, as the only solution, you need to have a friend or an expert examine your system, find the problem, and fix it. What if this person is not able to examine your system in person due to the long distance or any other reason?
The good news is that there are remote control software programs that allow a person to remotely do whatever they want on your system without having to be present behind your system. These programs are called remote connection software.
Simply said, if you and another person have remote software on your system and you are connected to the Internet, that person can easily connect to and access your computer system with your permission. In this case, that person controls your system on their own system. In other words, that person sees your system screen, moves your system mouse with their own mouse, and types on your system with their own keyboard as if they are the user of your system.
There are hundreds of different types of remote connection software with various specific features that you can use for remote access. But what are the features of a good remote connection software program? Which software is the best choice for remote connection? To find out the answer to these questions, read the following sections.
Our Criteria for Remote Connection Software Selection
Before writing this article, we have tested many remote connection software programs to select the most suitable ones for our work (Virtual-User software support). As a result, for examining and selecting the most useful remote connection software programs, we have developed a number of criteria which are listed below:
- Cost: Most remote connection software programs require you to pay a fee, but a small number of them are available for free. We have considered the free items only.
- Simple UX: The user interface of some of these software programs is simple and straightforward and does not require special knowledge and expertise, while others have a complex appearance and are suitable for more specialized cases. Being able to use the software easily is very important for our users.
- Speed: Many of these software programs operate with high speed and transfer images with a satisfying speed while others have slower connection speed. This slow speed causes losing many scenes during the image transfer. As a result, the user is annoyed while using the software.
- Continuous Connection: Some software programs establish a good connection with the remote system and do not suddenly disconnect. Some others are frequently interrupted during access, making it difficult to work with the remote system and annoy users.
Finally, based on these criteria, we have selected two remote connection software programs to introduce to you:
- Iperius Remote
Completely free, excellent speed, easy to use, including basic features
Completely free, good speed, easy to use, including basic features,
When it comes to remote connection, many people consider this software due to the high popularity of Anydesk, which had been once completely free with high quality. Thus, although the software programs that we have introduced in this article are better than Anydesk in terms of being free and quality, we have written a separate article for Anydesk software to which you can refer to if you would like to know more about AnyDesk Remote Connection Software.
Distantdesktop is a good option for remote connection since it is free, offers good speed and features. To download this software, go to the Distantdesktop web page, find the “Free Download” button and click on it to download the executable file of this software.
This software does not need installation to use. You only need to double-click on the executable file of Distantdesktop software on your computer to open it.
Now, that you have Distantdesktop on your system, you can give permission to other people who have this software on their system to connect and access to your system or you can connect to their system. In the following, we will discuss how this software operates.
How to Remotely Connect through Distantdesktop
The access protocol is the same for most remote connection software programs. Do not forget that in order to connect remotely, both the source and the destination systems must be turned on and connected to the Internet. Remote software usually assigns a specific ID to each system. All you need to do is to provide the other person with the ID that the software has assigned to your system so that the remote person can insert the ID into his own software and connect to your system. Here are the steps to access the remote connection in Distantdesktop.
Click on the executable file and open it.
As you can see there is a 9-digit code in Your ID field and a password in the Password field assigned to your system. Now, you need to give this specific ID and password to the person you want to connect to your system. For instance, you can read them for him/her by a phone call or send them to him/her through SMS, Telegram or WhatsApp message. At this stage, what you need to do is done and the other party (a friend, expert, etc.) has to continue the rest of the work.
Now, the other party opens the Distantdesktop software on his/her own system and presses the Connect button.
A new window will appear for him that has two fields, ID and Password. The other party must enter your ID and password in these two fields and click Connect.
Then, the other party has access to your system. This means that the person can remotely control the mouse and keyboard of your system and visit different parts of it. Besides, during the connection, you can see your monitor screen and observe all the actions that the other party is operating on your system.
Each of the two parties can disconnect the remote connection at any time by clicking on the cross icon (at the top of the page).
How to Chat in Distantdesktop
You can directly chat with the person you are connected to in the software. To do this, click on the three-dot icon ( ) at the top right of the page and select the “Send Message” option from the menu.
A window for chat will open. You can type your message in the message field and send it by pressing the “Send” button. You can read messages received from the other person in the same window.
How to Transfer Files in Distantdesktop
If you are connected to another person’s computer system through Distantdesktop, you can directly transfer different files from your system to the other party's system through the software.
To use this feature in Distantdesktop, click on the three-dot icon ( ) at the top right of the program. Then, select “ File Transfer ” from the menu. Select the “Send File” option in order to send the file.
Sending files: After selecting the “Send File” option, a window will open that shows the paths and files of your system. You just need to enter your desired path and select the file you want to transfer and click OK in this window.
Then, a window will open that shows the paths of the remote system. Select the path (where you want the file to be copied) and click OK to copy the file from your system to the remote system.
Iperius Remote Software
Another free software for remote connection is Iperius Remote. This software has a good speed and is easy to use. To download this software, open the Iperius Remote web page , find the “Free Download” option and click on it to download the executable file for free.
This software does not need installation to use. You only need to double-click on the executable file of the software on your computer to open it.
Remotely Connect through Iperius Remote software
If you and another person have Iperius Remote software on your computer systems, and both systems are turned on and connected to the Internet, you can let that person connect to your system. To do this, you will need to follow the steps below:
Open the downloaded file so that a window (see the image below) appears. In this window you can see your system ID in a 9-digit number. You must now give this ID to the person you want to connect to your system.
Now, if that person enters your ID in the 'Remote computer ID' field and presses the Connect button, a password will appear on your screen. To finalize the access, you must also provide the other party with this password.
By entering the password, the person will connect to your system and you can see their actions on your monitor screen. The point is that, whenever you want, you can close the remote connection and cut off the other party's access to your system by pressing the cross button from the menu at the top of the page.
How to Chat and Transfer Files in Iperius Remote
This software has other features such as chatting and transferring files. You can choose them from the menu on the top of the page.
How to Start a Chat in Iperius Remote
In order to start a chat in this software, click on the “Open the Chat” icon from the menu at the top of the page to start a conversation.
How to Transfer Files in Iperius Remote
To transfer files through this software, click on the “File Transfer” icon from the menu at the top of the page. Then, a window opens that has two sections. The right section of the page shows the paths of the remote system and the left section shows the system that has remote access. You will see two arrows between these two sections. You can click on the left to right arrow to send the files from your system to the remote system. By this feature you can easily exchange files between the two systems.
Simply select the desired file from the system (for example, from your own system in the left column) and then select the path where you want the file to be copied to in the target system (remote system in the right column). Then, click on the left to right arrow icon in the middle of this window to perform the file transfer operation.
As we mentioned in the beginning of this article, we have tested many remote connection software programs and examined them from different aspects. As a result, we have selected two of them as the best options (according to our criteria) and introduced them to you and finally taught you how to connect and access these two software programs.
We hope you will get the most out of this article.
If you know other software programs that provide services for remote connection for free, at a good speed and without interruption, please share it with us and other readers of this article in the comments section.