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Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by watts2703, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. watts2703 macrumors newbie

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    Mar 30, 2013
    #1
    Ive set up back to my mac it works fine when I'm on the same network, when i try to connect remotely it says connection failed but i can still use 'share screen'

    anyone have any ideas what could cause this?
     
  2. seinman macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Location:
    Delaware
    #2
    I have found BTMM to be ridiculously unreliable. Like you, my experience is that it works wonderfully on my home network, but is spotty anywhere else.

    Sometimes file sharing works but not screen sharing, sometimes vice versa, sometimes both are fine, sometimes neither work. I have all the proper ports forwarded on my home router, as well as uPNP enabled.

    It doesn't seem to matter where I am, the results are always different. For instance, sometimes I'll be on the wifi at work, and it will work fine; sometimes on the same network it won't. Same with home networks at remote locations, it is very hit or miss.

    I further believe the problem is with BTMM/iCloud, and not my networking setup, because I also use Splashtop (an app for screen sharing from a PC/Mac to iDevices) and it ALWAYS works. Doesn't matter how I have my router set up or what network I'm on, even on Sprint's terribly slow 3G. It works every time, everywhere.

    Back to my Mac sucks.
     
  3. impaler macrumors 6502

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    Feb 20, 2006
    Location:
    FL
    #3
    It's usually a firewall issue. It never works for me from a typical hotel room.
     

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