Remote Connection to another Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nehmia, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. nehmia macrumors newbie

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    Hello, first post here. I've been a reader on this site for a while now, but just registered.

    Well, I have a MBP and my girlfriend has a MacBook. I am over seas for a year, and I would like to be able to remotely connect to her MacBook. I've heard of ARD, but does it need to be installed on BOTH machines? Are there other options or app's that are better suited to my needs? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    TIA
    Joe
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    If you turn on the Remote Desktop setting in the Sharing panel of System Preferences, the Mac will accept VNC connections. Then all you need is a VNC client program, which can be downloaded for free from most Mac shareware sites such as VersionTracker.
     
  3. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    ARD can be dead slow at times. My personal advice, "OSXvnc server" for server and "Chicken of VNC" for client. Both of them are free.
     
  4. nehmia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a lot, I'm going to have to read up on this. I've never done this before, but I should be able to figure it out. Any other info further regardeing this subject would be awesome.
     
  5. nehmia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded OSXVNC and CotVNC and I didn't really understand it. Again, I can figure things out pretty easily...but this is beyond my comprehension. I read that wiki posted above before on macosxhints.com, but even that is for the a person with a little script and VNC knowledge. Does anyone know a simple'er way to do this? I thought ADR admin and client would be easy, I get admin, while the gf gets client and from there we could connect to each other thus allowing me to control of her computer.
     
  6. strydr macrumors 6502

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    One thing to remember, if your GF has a hardware firewall/router, you will need to create a forwarding rule to get to her machine, either that, or she needs to be in the DMZ, which is a little more risky.
     
  7. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to setup ARD.
     

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