Having remote access to your home network provides a great deal of freedom and flexibility. In a way, it’s like having a personal cloud. With remote access, you can access your files, control computers, and view home security cameras from your mobile device. With today’s technology, remote access provides you with untethered maximum mobility.
Remote access to your network opens up a world of convenience and possibilities. You’ll no longer be dependent on cloud services like Dropbox and Box.net. With remote access, you’ll enjoy the freedom of having access to your data, at your location. Your digital life will no longer be confined within the walls of your home or office. Forget something at home? No problem. Fire up a Remote Desktop Connection and control your computer from anywhere in the world. Travel a lot? No problem. Setup a private VPN network into your home or office and it’s like you never left.
Setting up remote access is one thing. Setting up remote access to login to your router is another matter entirely. No, it’s not more difficult to do. In fact, Tomato makes it super-easy. But you need to carefully think about it before you enable it. Here’s why: If you can access your router’s admin panel from outside of LAN, other people can too.
One reason I setup remote access to my home network is to take advantage of Windows RDC (Remote Desktop Connection). Now, I’ll admit that RDC performs better when used in a LAN environment. But in those rare cases when I really need to get into my home computer, it’s nice to know I can log into my Desktop from anywhere.