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How do you connect to a PC using Mesh now?

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    RodAtWork

    I had Live Mesh beta installed on my PC at work for a long time, and used it to connect to my work PC from home, when I had to do some work related task.  Worked great.

    Now Microsoft has changed things, and Mesh is no longer beta (it ended at the end of March 2011).  I've got it installed on my Windows 7 machine at work.  Only problem is, I've no idea at all as to how to connect to it.  If you go to www.mesh.com, you get re-directed to Microsoft's website, and it looks to me as though it's a site which documents things, but I don't see anywhere on that page, how to actually access the devices in that "mesh".  Maybe I'm missing it, that's certainly possible, but I just don't see it.  How do I do that from some other machine, not a part of that "mesh"?

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    Magic​Andre1981

    Mesh is migrated to Windows Live. Install the Live Essetials 2011 to get Live Mesh:

    http://explore.live.com/windows-live-mesh?os=other

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    ManipUni

    This is the correct URL: http://devices.live.com/

    You can also find it by Googling for "Live Devices." That being said, I've given up with Live Mesh now after using it for a year. It has far too many bugs, and seems to be getting more and more unreliable with each update.   

    Live Mesh is fun as a cute toy, but if you actually want to get work done it is a nightmare. I'm using "Log Me In" Pro at the moment, which aside from Chrome-centric bugs in the client is an extremely good product in every regard.  

    That's just my 2c.

    PS - Log Me In has a free service too, but it has licence restrictions (i.e. for personal use only). The Pro version removes the licence restrictions and adds a few "features."

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    figuerres

    ,ManipUni wrote

    This is the correct URL: http://devices.live.com/

    You can also find it by Googling for "Live Devices." That being said, I've given up with Live Mesh now after using it for a year. It has far too many bugs, and seems to be getting more and more unreliable with each update.   

    Live Mesh is fun as a cute toy, but if you actually want to get work done it is a nightmare. I'm using "Log Me In" Pro at the moment, which aside from Chrome-centric bugs in the client is an extremely good product in every regard.  

    That's just my 2c.

    PS - Log Me In has a free service too, but it has licence restrictions (i.e. for personal use only). The Pro version removes the licence restrictions and adds a few "features."

    Hmmm.....

    I have Mesh on some computers and i have not had any problems using it so far.

    i do not use it every day so possibly i have not yet found the bugs.

    the machines is mainly use it with are both windows 7 x64 desktops.

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    RodAtWork

    @ManipUni: Thank you very much for the link, that is exactly what I'm looking for.  I don't think LogMeIn will work for me.  I've heard that the IT department where I work has blocked the ports that LogMeIn uses.  I've asked about it, and they're not responding.  Perhaps they think I'm a hacker trying to get in; I don't know, but at this point I don't believe LogMeIn is an option open to me.

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    ManipUni

    I have Mesh on some computers and i have not had any problems using it so far. i do not use it every day so possibly i have not yet found the bugs. the machines is mainly use it with are both windows 7 x64 desktops
      

    Machines I use it on are Windows 7 64 and 32.

    The biggest problem I have is the "server" hanging indefinitely and no way to remotely resolve it. You have to restart Windows to fix it. It seems to be related to Windows Update but I haven't entirely been able to nail down the exact reason it is stalling on me. The machine will be "online" and I can attempt to connect to it, but I just hit a black screen indefinitely.

    It doesn't work well in Firefox (nuff' said).   

    You have to restart the client after the first connection to the machine in order to resolve graphical glitches. I'm not sure why disconnecting and reconnecting just once after the machine turns on works, but it does.  

    The box that tells the user a remote party is connected is massive and in the way. It can be moved but it is still massive and in the way.

    As I said above, if you exclude Chrome, I've had zero issues with Log Me In. It isn't THAT expensive considering how often I use it, and as an added bonus it is supported on Linux, OS X, and heck, even the iPad if I wanted.

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