Logging Into My Own Computer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bobber205, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    How would I set up my Macbook to be logged into from anywhere via it's ip address.

    I would love to be able to access some of my files (even save on my macbook) from work.

    Gracias!
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    #2
    Click on Sharing in the System preferences folder.
    There are a number of ways to do it: SSH, FTP, Apple Remote Desktop (Mac only).
     
  3. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    You can also use VNC if you want to be able to actually view your Mac's screen as if you are sitting in front of it. It works fine between windows/macs.
     
  4. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    You can connect to any Mac with ARD access enabled using a standard VNC client - I do it all the time from the PCs at uni.
     
  5. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure your home system's IP is static, otherwise you'll need to employ the services of dynamic DNS.
     
  6. plinden macrumors 68040

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    And if you're using a router, you'll have to set up port forwarding. And if you use VNC you'll need to add its port to the firewall settings.
     
  7. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    Got that!:D

    Thanks for all of the helpful responses!
     
  8. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    ?

    What VNC client do you guys recommend. I tried OSXvnc but I can't seem to get to the actual part where I remotely control my computer...
     

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