Access my iMac remotely, and use iSight as surveillance cam

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by M. Malone, May 8, 2006.

  1. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

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    (it's 1 am, and I'm really sleepy, but can I do this?)

    I will be traveling overseas soon, I have a PowerBook and an Intel iMac, I want to be able to access some files from my PowerBook while I'm away, and at the same time, can I use the iSight in my iMac as a surveillance camera?

    Unacceptable answer:
    "use the search function, has been covered several times!"

    Acceptable answer:
    "go to bed, you obviously need some rest"
     
  2. poolin1243 macrumors 6502

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    apple remote desktop will do it. can control really any aspect of your mac away from home.

    you have to set up a dynamic dns name and do some port forwarding, otherwise...its pretty easy.
     
  3. M. Malone thread starter macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

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    and with Apple Remote Desktop I can access my iMac from anywhere in the world?
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    yeah, in particular you need the ports forwarded, a relatively static IP address, and setup both machines for VNC. No need to shell out for ARD from Apple.
     
  5. cruzr74 macrumors newbie

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    Help! they stole my MBP

    I am a newbie to the Mac. I got mine while attending Full sail University Online. I had it two months and It was stolen night before last. I need to know how to use the isight feature to find out where its at. I will need line by line directions if possible. I am just starting my Web design degree and I have yet to learn all the tech terms. So please bear with me. Thank you for any help you may be able to provide. :(
     
  6. lbro macrumors 6502a

    lbro

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    Kudos for reviving a 4 year old thread.
     
  7. cruzr74 macrumors newbie

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    are you being mean? I am new to the Mac and im only asking for help. if you can help me out, please do. If not, don't be a jerk.
     

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