Remote access from the outside with DWS Remote Control


DWS Remote Control was impressive in testing. No technical problems occurred when accessing computers on or outside of my home network. The Android version also performed as expected. Use with Wayland currently still requires a small detour on the part of the user. Detailed documentation is available in English [7].

The free version of DWS Remote Control already works fast enough at 6Mbps; latency is hardly noticeable. If you need more bandwidth because you want to transfer larger volumes of data or run several sessions at the same time, there are various subscription plans [8] to choose from, ranging from 8Mbps for $3 a month to 50Mbps for $120 a month. Because it is an open source application, the API is also open, which allows developers to include DWS Remote Control in their own apps [9].


  1. VNC:
  2. Remmina:
  3. RustDesk: "A Free Alternative to TeamViewer and AnyDesk" by Thomas Leichtenstern, Linux Magazine, issue 266, January 2023, pp. 82-85
  4. DWService:
  5. DWS Remote Control download:
  6. License:
  7. Documentation:
  8. Prices:
  9. DWS Remote Control API:

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Ferdinand Thommes lives and works as a Linux developer, freelance writer, and tour guide in Berlin.

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