Weezo is a small applet that makes file sharing and controlling your computer remotely safe and easy. If you and your family need a safe and easy way to send music, pictures, or other types of content between each other, Weezo is the simple solution you need. Weezo is a take on peer-to-peer network sharing, but without the risk of unwanted intrusion, like you have with eMule and Bittorrent.
Easy Download and Setup for file sharing
The Weezo download is relatively small at twenty-six megabytes, and they have a fast server. The download only takes a couple of minutes. The setup routine is easy and straightforward. Unlike some installers, this one allows you to determine whether you have desktop icons, quickstart icons, neither, or both. During the setup, you create and register an account with the Weezo servers. The centralized authentication feature makes it so that you don’t have to send proposed users an SSL certificate or an encryption key.
Two Ways to Configure Your Connection
Weezo isn’t terribly easy to configure once the program is installed and your account is created on the Weezo servers. You have two ways to configure the network. The first one is the easiest for those whose computers aren’t behind a Network Address Translation router. This connection method is automatic if you aren’t behind a router.
If you’re behind a router, you’re going to need a little bit of technical knowledge and most likely, the owner’s manual for your router. You’ll need to configure your router to forward traffic on a specific port (http:80), associated with a specific executable (the Weezo program) to your computer’s unique IP address.
Choose What to Share
One of the best features of the Weezo program is that it allows you to decide what to share, and with whom. You can either send files directly between computers, or you can tag a group of files and send them as a single package to your network’s unique page on the Weezo servers. Some of what you can share between users of the program are blogs, websites, RSS feeds, pictures, music, videos, and a host of others. You can share and send single files or whole folders. It’s up to you. Some programs similar to this one have a cap on the size of files that can be sent over the network, but Weezo doesn’t. This comes in handy if you have large files that you need to send and receive.
Remote Desktop Control
One of the cool features of Weezo is that you can remotely wake your computer from Sleep Mode and do things with it. As an example, you can check up on the babysitter and the kids by remotely turning on your computer’s webcam. You can use programs that are on your computer and manipulate files and folders remotely using this remote control feature.
Having a movie night with friends, but can’t find the movie you want? If the movie you really want to watch is on your computer at home, you can remotely stream that movie easily with Weezo.
There are other file sharing and remote networking programs available that are easier to configure and provide more features. If given a choice, I’d choose one of them.