Occasionally I’d like to connect to my home computer from my work computer. Both run Yosemite.
I’d like to do this using Remote Desktop, as in I’d like to be able to run all programs on my home computer as if I was sitting behind it (view my Desktop, and access and run all my apps)
At work most outgoing connections are blocked. Can I get around this by using a paid VPN service whenever I want to connect to home? I have no experience with VPNs but do understand the concept and since I have admin rights on my machine I must be able to set one up.
Once the VPN is up and running I guess I can use any Remote Desktop app to connect to home?
Then the next question is that I probably need a fixed IP address or hostname at home, since I’m on a residential DSL connection that periodically changes IP. Would DynDNS help me with that? I see that Dyn also has a Remote Access product - would that let me see my desktop and run apps, or only access my files?
Can anyone confirm if this general overview is correct and possibly recommend a good VPN service and remote desktop app for this type of scenario?
I don't want to use iCloud!