What is remote access?
Remote access is a method you can use to access devices and networks from anywhere. But it only works if you set it up in advance. Proper configuration without third-party tools is complicated and may end up weakening your security. That’s where Meshnet comes in.
Meshnet is your secure and private network that serves multiple purposes. For example, Meshnet lets you connect devices, reroute traffic, and use native remote access apps to log into your device or grab a file regardless of where you are. And all that – in just a click.
Accessing devices with Meshnet
Accessing a remote device opens up many opportunities. Here are just a few examples of remote device access possibilities.
Read important documents securely
You’re on vacation abroad and need to read important documents on your home PC. Meshnet will let you securely access them.
Access devices with software you need
If you have particular software on a device you do not currently have at hand, use Meshnet to connect to that device from anywhere.
Manage your IT projects
You often need seamless access to multiple devices to run a successful project. Connect them all with Meshnet and save time.
Help your parents with IT support
Are you the techie in the family? When your parents call you with IT problems, access their computer directly and solve their issue in seconds.
Access remote devices privately
Meshnet is secure, versatile, and easy to master.
Easy to use
Connect with a click. Download Meshnet for free, open it, and enjoy.
Stay safe, send data securely. Only the devices you approve can access your private network.
Connect across platforms. Create a network of up to 10 internal and 50 external devices.
How to use Meshnet
You’re just a click away. Turn on Meshnet and connect to your devices even when you’re halfway across the world.
Turn on Meshnet on your devices
Devices belonging to your account will show up automatically.
Invite other people
Add the emails of your friends and family (up to 50 external devices).
Enable remote access if you plan on using this device remotely
For example, Remote Desktop on Windows or Screen Sharing on macOS.
But don’t just take our word for it
Here’s what other users have to say about Meshnet.
Work, play, and share with ease
Accessing devices is just one of Meshnet’s benefits.
Get Meshnet for your operating system
Meshnet is available on the following operating systems.
Frequently asked questions
What is remote desktop software?
While some remote desktop apps come pre-installed, others are created by third-parties. Meshnet acts as an additional security layer by creating a private pathway that your remote desktop software can use to connect to the devices on your network.
Can I use a VPN for remote access?
Does a VPN allow remote access?
How can I get remote access for free?
After you enable remote access on the target device, use NordVPN’s free Meshnet feature to create a private network. Not only does it not require a NordVPN subscription but it will also help you keep your devices safe and prevent common connectivity issues you’d experience if you weren’t using Meshnet.
Is it safe to allow remote access?
Not to mention that scammers have been exploiting remote access for years. They can pose as customer support and IRS agents to trick you into allowing them access to your devices remotely. Once the scammers are in, they can steal passwords, banking information, or important files.
Meshnet does not open your network to the public. Instead, the app creates a private network over which you have complete control — like adding or removing devices and limiting user permissions.
What is secure remote access?
Is it safe to give someone remote access to your computer?
NordPVN’s Meshnet creates a secure and private network helping you connect to your devices remotely. By controlling permissions, you ensure that people without your knowledge don’t access your private network.