Wallcooler is a free personal VPN (Virtual Private Network). Install the program on both computers and you’ll be able to access your home computer from your laptop whilst on the road. The interesting thing is that you apparently don’t need to fiddle about with firewalls or port forwarding in order to get things working, which is a bonus over other free VPNs. You will however need an account with their server, which may be something you may want to think about if you’re of a paranoid parentage.
WallCooler is a free, secure and user friendly VPN solution that enables you to work from anywhere: access your e-mails, files, applications or network resources from home, hotels, airports or any other place via the public Internet. Ideal for individuals looking for the functionality of a powerful VPN solution but with the simplicity, speed of a remote access solution…WallCooler does not require any port forwarding or other specific setup and is ideal for secure connections between computers and/or networks. WallCooler only makes outbound secure connections to the Vedivi servers, and the Vedivi servers redirect the traffic between both WallCoolers, there is no need to configure your router (port forwarding or natting).