Connect RMBP to Imac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Eduardot, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Eduardot macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2013
    Is there any easy way to connect my RMP from my house to my work computer an iMac 2011 i5?
    If I'm at work it connects without any problems.
    When I am at home it does not......
  2. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    You could use linked Thunderblt ports in clamshell mode or Mirror mode.

    Does the 2011 have Thunderbolt? Mini DP also works.

    Sorry, do not understand. Physically or wirelessly connect?
  3. Eduardot thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2013
    I want to be able to connect to my work computer (iMac) with the RMBP outside of the office, say at home, or some other place.
  4. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Wait, so you're saying you want to connect to your iMac at work wirelessly from home?
    And it works from work to office but it doesnt the other way around??
  5. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Sign into iCloud on both and enable "back to my mac" under System Preferences -> iCloud on both.
  6. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    Check with your IT people on a suggested method. Most likely the incoming connections are blocked and you'd need to connect using some sort of VPN. You may also want to verify that configuring "back to my Mac", if it works, doesn't violate any security rules.
  7. Eduardot thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2013
    No connection at all

    At work the RMBP connects and sees my iMac through the wireless network.
    When i leave work to say home or some other place, leave the imac on an try to connect through my RMPB to the iMac, it does not connect.
    Is there any software for this or should it be possible with only apple´s.
    I want to remote manage my imac with my RMPB and access files i may need on it.
  8. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Since at work your both Macs are on the same network, they can easily connect to each other. Once on the road, thus not on the same network anymore, you need more than just internet access to connect one Mac to the other.
    You can however look into TeamViewer for a free way to maybe do what you want.

    I presume, you are not technologically savvy?

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