remote admin?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jer446, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering if there was some sort of free remote admin so i can help my brother out, who is going to college in two days. If possible, be similar to logmein.com where it is webbased because i always have had trouble with remote administration in the past. It never works due to my router, and problems with porrts, but logmein always works.. So is there anything i can use? VPN?
     
  2. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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  3. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    but with vnc wont i run into the same problems i always run into while i try to do remote admin?
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    VNC will require ports to be open, but I've been using it for a year to remotely admin my parent's PC and Mac from over a thousand miles away, so I know it works.

    Are you sure you can't affect your router port settings (and his)?
     
  5. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well i have forwarded ports before, so i know how to do it on mine, i would just need to know which ones to open, and his is a college dorm, so i will not be able to forward anything.. which is why i have always loved logmein, because it is webbased..
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I think you'll be fine with just port 5900, which is likely also open on his end at school.
     

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