RDC over the net?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by someguy, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. someguy macrumors 68020


    Dec 4, 2005
    Still here.
    Straight to the point: Can I use Remote Desktop Connection (or any similar program) to access other people's PC's (or Mac's) over the internet like I can access the other systems on my own network?

    The reason being I provide a lot of software help (mostly malware removal, and a few other random things I could easily do via a remote connection if I could just establish one somehow).
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Absolutely. Provided the ports used aren't blocked (by the ISP/Router/firewall/whatever).

    And I suspect you already know this, but just in case..

    RDC is Mac -> PC only (XP Pro only?)

    Alternatively, you can use VNC (free) to control remote Macs and PCs from a Mac or a PC. All you need is a client locally and the VNC server running remotely.

    Timbuktu is a flashy type of VNC with many more bells and whistles and the associated price increase.

    Apple Remote Desktop is indespensible for controlling Macs remotely, and can connect to anything with a VNC server running.

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