ButConnect: Free Alternative Remote Access Software for Windows, Linux, macOS, BSD, Solaris, Raspberry Pi and Others
Remote access and support are now available via ButConnect for Windows (and for Linux, macOS, BSD, Solaris, Raspberry Pi and others if Mono is installed).
ButConnect is a free alternative remote access software that allows to manage remote computers in distant networks across firewalls and NAT routers. As long as both involved computers are connected to the internet, ButConnect will be useful.
This is achieved by establishing an encrypted connection to the desired host in the background and using that link to access the remote system in a suitable way. Thus, not only remote control is possible but also many other types of access.
It works similar to other well-known remote support software, but in contrast to others, ButConnect is free for both personal and commercial use and offers some extra features ...
If you need remote computer support, please launch ButConnect.exe (or mono ButConnect.exe) and respond to its prompt ( Mode [client]: [Return] to confirm the already preset client mode.) by just pressing
Ask the person who might help you to launch ButConnect.exe as well and to type [A] (or ‘agent’) and to press [Return] to switch over to agent mode.
Allow that person within 5 minutes to log on and, accordingly, to connect to your computer and to control it remotely for a single remote access session by telling him or her the credentials that are displayed in that small text frame on your screen.
To finally terminate the remote support session and thus to stop the remote access immediately, press [Ctrl]+[C].
(... or press [Esc] or even close the console window that hosts ButConnect.)
Connect Anyway with ButConnect
- ButConnect is a tool that helps you to receive (or enables you to provide) remote computer support.
- With ButConnect you can control computers remotely and access hosts and networks that are not connected directly.
- The use of ButConnect provides many possibilities: access remote servers, chat with colleagues, collaborate in teams, connect to services, control distant devices, share your desktop, support other systems, transfer files, view online presentations, ...
It simply opens the way to the remote system so you can do what's needed to be done there.
- Everything that goes over a network between the agent and the client host is encrypted.
- ButConnect does require no installation and no registration. There are no changes necessary regarding your router or firewall configuration.
- It runs from the command line (with or without parameters), so it also works on servers without GUI.
- The same binary runs on many platforms (partly via Mono), hence computers running with Windows, Linux, macOS, BSD, Solaris, Raspberry Pi and others can be connected.
- Since ButConnect needs to be present in a network only once, it can still be used to connect hosts that don't have .NET or Mono available and therefore cannot execute ButConnect by themselves.
- ButConnect can be configured to allow unattended access.
- There is no need for any preparation — you can just run the tool, share the credentials and start working together.
You don't need administrative privileges to get started.
- And ... ButConnect is basically free for both private and business use.