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what it is, how it works and how you can use it to control your PC remotely

27 mayo, 2021

Accessing our computer remotely can be a good solution in some circumstances. While there are services like TeamViewer to do this, it is possible to connect remotely via Google Chrome, through a simple extension, and an application, if the device is mobile.

Therefore, explain how you can access a computer remotely, from another PC or from any smartphone with Android or iOS. The configuration process takes just a few minutes, and allows us to operate the original PC from anywhere we have a connection.

How to set up remote access

Chrome support

Chrome Remote Desktop is Google’s solution to control a computer remotely. On both macOS and Windows, the process for setting up remote access from Chrome is the same. It is necessary have chrome installed, and type the following address in the address bar.

remotedesktop.google.com/access

Once we have accessed this address, we will have to download the file needed for the process to work. In the same way, it is advisable to install the Chrome extension, which opens a direct access to the process.

Managing a PC or having someone manage ours involves sharing a code. Whoever enters the code on their PC will have control

The interface could not be simpler, since it is divided to be we who receive assistance from another mobile or PC, or that it is the other person who will receive our assistance. In the first case, we can generate a code for the person in question to connect to our PC. In the second, we will be the ones who will have to enter this access code to access your computer.

To access from a mobile phone, we will have to create the code ourselves, so it is advisable to write it down somewhere so as not to forget it.

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Accessing a PC remotely

Chrome Remote Desktop

If we want to access a PC remotely, as we anticipated, we will need a code. From the “origin” computer we must generate this code, to enter it in the computer that will provide the assistance. Once the code is entered, we can manage it remotely. This results in every step we take from the remote desktop, will be reflected in the computer that is being managed.

To connect from the mobile we will have to do it with a connection code created by ourselves

What happens if we want to carry out this process from a mobile phone? To carry out this process, it will be necessary to download the iOS or Android applications, which, despite not having the best ratings, in our case they have worked like a charm.

The operation is practically identical to that of accessing from a PC. We will not have more than enter the code that we have established (not the generated one) to start controlling it. Inevitably, managing the interface from the mobile is much more complicated, although, with a little skill and patience, we can manage every corner of the computer. If you want to stop the remote session, you just have to click on ‘disconnect’. At the bottom of the screen you will see the notice, so you have no loss.