Apple Remote Desktop 3

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MadDoc, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. MadDoc macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2005

    My mum is a recent Mac convert but is always seeming to need a little bit of assistance for me. Rather than phone her - I have been thinking about getting Apple Remote Desktop 3 and just taking over control of her Mac via the Net (we live several hundred miles away) and helping her out if needed. Is this possible with ARD3 or can you only control Macs on a wired network - can it be done over the internet?

    Kind regards,

  2. tinthehouse macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2007
    I't can!

    I't runs realy slow, depending on your service provider, but all you need is for the computers to be somehow connected, or if one has a static IP.

    I know there is other ways and I will check for you, I just set up a remote network at school and a task server to run it!
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I wouldn't waste the money on ARD if you don't need it. It looks like you just need to enable the VNC server on her computer (Sys Prefs > Sharing > Remote Desktop) and use a VNC client (apparently Chicken of the VNC is quite popular) to connect.

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