How to Connect to My Work Computer From Home

by Jason Artman

If you work in the type of business where you may receive emails from clients at any time of the day, it can be beneficial to know that you can access your work email, along with any other tools and services hosted on your work computer, from home. Use LogMeIn to access your work computer from home, or from any computer with an Internet connection.

Visit the LogMeIn website from your work computer using the link in the "Resources" section of this article. Click "Try It Free."

Click the Radio button labeled "LogMeIn Access, Management and Networking" and click "Continue."

Enter your email address, select a password, and fill in the other information requested. Click "Continue."

Click "Add this computer," then select whether you would like to use the "Free" or "Pro" version of LogMeIn. This article describes the use of the free version.

Click the "Download Now" link, save the file to your desktop, and double click it to install it. Follow the prompts to complete the installation. You will then see the LogMeIn icon in the system tray.

Browse to LogMeIn.com on your home computer after activating your account via the email address that you entered when you signed up. Enter your user name and password.

Click the "Remote Control" button. You may be prompted to download a plugin for your Web browser. Do this, and continue. You will then be shown a picture of your work computer's desktop. Click on it exactly as if you were at the computer.

Tip

  • check Although LogMeIn works through many types of routers, it may not work through your business's firewall without the proper permissions being set. Check with the administrator of your network for help with this.

About the Author

Jason Artman has been a technical writer since entering the field in 1999 while attending Michigan State University. Artman has published numerous articles for various websites, covering a diverse array of computer-related topics including hardware, software, games and gadgets.