How Do You Use LogMeIn to Access a Remote Computer?


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To access a remote computer with LogMeIn, log in to your LogMeIn account, select the computer and type of access, and enter the appropriate credentials when prompted. Users can remotely access a computer via the LogMeIn website or the local client application.

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The first step to using LogMeIn to remotely access a computer is to create an account at LogMeIn.com. Then, download and install the host software on every computer you want to access remotely. To enable remote connections, the host computer must be turned on but not in sleep or hibernation mode, and it must be connected to the Internet with the host software running.

To begin a remote session, log in to your account using a Web browser at LogMeIn.com. A page appears with a list of computers that have the host software installed. Select the computer to remotely access, and when prompted, enter the correct username and password. Usually, the username and password are the same ones used when logging in locally to the computer. On computers that don’t require a username and password, authenticate with the computer access code created when you installed the host software.

In addition to connecting remotely with a Web browser, local clients are available for desktops, smartphones and tablets.

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