If you are one of those who usually leave the computer on so that different downloads are carried out, executing certain processes or simply by carelessness, surely on more than one occasion you have considered how you could turn off a computer remotely, that is, without having than being at home or at work, from a distance. Next, we will show how to turn off a computer remotely from another computer or even from the mobile.
Connecting remotely to a computer, either ours or someone else’s, in addition to allowing us to turn off the equipment from a distance, it also makes it easier for us to solve a problem for a friend or family member without having to go home. That is if a friend calls us and tells us that he has a problem with the computer and that if we can help him repair it, then we can connect remotely to his computer and handle it as if we were sitting in front of that PC.
How to turn off a computer from a distance with Windows 10 Remote Desktop
Microsoft incorporated by default in Windows 10 a tool that allows us to connect remotely from one computer to another easily, yes, as long as both computers have Windows 10. To be able to connect to our PC from another computer to be able to turn it off, The first thing we have to do is configure the PC we want to connect to remotely, in this case ours.
To do this, we open the Windows 10 configuration page and navigate to the System> Remote Desktop option and activate the Enable Remote Desktop option. Now, we write down the name of our PC in How to connect to this PC, since we will need it next.
The next thing is to open the Remote Desktop tool, something we can do by simply typing Remote Desktop Connection in the text box of the taskbar and clicking on the result. This will open a small window in which we must indicate the name of our equipment, which we have copied previously, and click on the Connect button.
At this time, our team is ready to receive a connection via Remote Desktop from another Windows 10 computer or even when an iOS or Android mobile device. The PC will have the tool by default, but in the case of wanting to connect from a mobile phone to our PC to turn off the computer, we will have to previously install the Remote Desktop app on the device (iOS, Android).
Then, all we have left is to open the Remote Desktop application on the computer or mobile phone from which we want to connect, add the name of the computer we want to connect to and wait for the connection to be established. Once connected, we will be able to turn off the computer from a distance without any problem.
TeamViewer, One of the most used applications for remote control
In addition to the Windows 10 tool itself, there are many other third-party applications or programs that allow us to connect remotely from one computer to another, from a mobile phone to a computer or even between mobile phones, very easily. One of the most popular and used in TeamViewer, available for desktop and mobile devices.
Therefore, the first thing we have to do to turn off the computer from another PC or our mobile is to install the TeamViewer application on both devices. Once this is done, we open TeamViewer on the PC we want to connect to and it will give us the device ID next to a password, which will be the data that we have to indicate from the device, computer or mobile, from which we want to connect.
As soon as we establish the connection, we will have access to the computer from the mobile or computer from which we have connected and therefore, we will be able to turn off a computer from a distance without any problem.
Steps to follow to shut down a computer remotely that is connected to our same network
If the two computers, the one we want to shut down and from which we want to do so, are connected to the same network, then things change, since it will not be necessary to use any application. On this occasion, it is possible to turn off a computer from another with a simple command.
Therefore, the first thing we are going to do is open a command prompt window on the
PC from which we want to turn off the other computer, and once we are in front of the command line we write the following: shutdown -m \ PC name Where PC name must be replaced by the name of the equipment that we want to shut down from a distance.
Another option to shut down the computer remotely for more advanced users
Another way to make remote connections between computers is through SSH or Telnet connections. For this, we can use a tool like PuTTY, since in addition to being free software, it is a portable tool that does not require any installation and is also easy to handle. We can download PuTTY from this same link to its official website.
When launching the tool, a window will be shown from which we can connect to the server or remote computer. There we must configure the remote IP address of the equipment to which we are going to connect, port that we are going to use for the connection and that must be configured on the server and protocol to be used.
PuTTY is not only an SSH client, but it also allows connection to other protocols such as Telnet, Rwa, Rlogin and Serial. In any case, if we establish an SSH connection, after clicking on the Open button, a terminal will open that will establish the connection. Once established, we will be asked by the user with whom we want to identify and their password and if everything goes well, we can start using the SSH remote connection. From the command line, we will be able to use the shutdown -h now command to shut down the computer remotely.