remote desktop capabilities

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by opencity, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. opencity macrumors newbie

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    I have an office mac running Filemaker and connected to the internet via an ethernet router.

    I can connect to the Filemaker databases from home using Filemaker sharing, but the connection is not robust enough to handle data imports -- it takes forever and sometimes communication is lost.

    So what I just thought of is I could access the office computer using Remote Desktop and perform the same import functions "locally".

    I have no experience with Remote Desktop and would appreciate your thoughts on whether this might actually work or if not, what would. Thanks!
     
  2. iJon macrumors 604

    iJon

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    remote dekstop is a pretty pimp program. but whaty you may want to try is att's vnc server and client. it is free and simple to set up. go download it on versiontracker.com and follow the developer site for instructions on setting it up.

    iJOn
     
  3. opencity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what about timbuktu?

    that VNC utility doesn't look ready for prime time.
     
  4. iJon macrumors 604

    iJon

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    Re: what about timbuktu?

    primetime...because they dont charge for it. ive been using it for years. ill be at school and if i forgot a paper ill just log in to my house and emial my paper to myself. i would get remote desktop over timbuk2 though. but why dont you try vnc, its free.

    iJon
     

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