remote desktops

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fowler., Mar 15, 2007.

  1. fowler. macrumors 6502a

    fowler.

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    Pasadena
    #1
    I'd like to access/control my home computer from work.

    so far, I've tried:

    - Apple Remote Desktop
    - Timbuktu

    but without any real results.

    I have a static IP on my home computer, but for some reason, it says that it's unable to connect (with both clients). I've checked allll that options under the Sharing sys pref tab. Yet, still... nothing.

    What am I missing? Is there some secret trick that I haven't realized?

    It's a bit annoying.
     
  2. TBi macrumors 68030

    TBi

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    Ireland
    #2
    You have to set up your router properly and make sure there are no firewalls blocking the ports needed.
     
  3. fowler. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    fowler.

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  4. rhoydotp macrumors 6502

    rhoydotp

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    #4
    i used to do the same thing from work to my home machine using VNC via ssh tunnels. read about it, it might be a good option since traffic will also be encypted.
     

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