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CrossLoop Remote Access Software
There are many products and software available out there that allow you to connect to a computer remotely over the internet. Some solutions require you to buy hardware devices to make the connection while others do it via software. Then there are the pay for solutions and then there are the free ones.
CrossLoop is free software that simplifies the process of securely working with others located in different physical locations and across different network environments. CrossLoop enables you to see the screen and control the mouse and keyboard on a remote computer over the internet as if you were sitting at the remote computer itself. It's similar to other software such as Remote Desktop, Terminal Services and pcAnywhere. This comes in handy when you need to help someone with an issue on their computer or maybe even do some software training from a remote site.
If you have never used CrossLoop before, you will be asked to login or create an account when you start the application after installing it.
If you already have a CrossLoop account, click on Login. If you don't have a CrossLoop account, click on Create Account to create one. If you don't want to login or create an account, you can click on the cancel button at the top right of this window. This will not close the application and you will be taken directly to the screen sharing controls. To login in to the CrossLoop Software application, enter your email address and password in the login screen that you registered with.
If you are going to be the one sharing your computer with another person then you would click on the Share tab and give the other person your Access Code. This is a unique code used only for this session to make sure you are connecting to the right computer and also to verify who you are.
Then the person on the other end would enter your code into the Access Code box under the Access tab on their computer.
After you put in the code you will get an invitation to have the other user access your computer and take control of it. Then the other person can use your computer as if they were sitting at it. It is recommended that you have a high speed internet connection to effectively use this service for the best results. If not then it will be very hard to use the remote computer or see whats going on because the mouse and keyboard commands will be delayed and the video will be choppy.
Some firewall software may see CrossLoop as a threat and try to block it so make sure you don’t have your settings too secure if you want to be able to share your computer using CrossLoop. This applies to Windows 7 and Vista's User Access Control security settings.
CrooLoop requires Windows 2000 or later. It can be downloaded from their website.
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