Connecting from Windows to a Mac Mini box

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pkiula, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. pkiula macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Hi. Hope one of the gurus here can help.

    I have a mac mini that I have connected to my LCD TV in the living room. This works fantastically. I just love this little box, it has all my content that I play on the TV.

    But I don't want to handle the keyboard every single time I want to listen to music or watch a video.

    So I want a way to connect from my HP laptop (Windows vista) to the mac mini remotely and operate the mac mini from my sofa where I have the laptop.

    If both my machines were mac, this is easy as there is remote sharing. But if my laptop is Hp windows, then what should I do? Is there some vpn thing that will work? I tried searching etc but am not sure what I need to search for here.

    Thanks for any pointers or advice!
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    Just get a vnc client on your laptop, such as tightvnc or realvnc. Enter the Mac Mini's credentials and away you go.
  3. pkiula thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Wow, thanks so much! Will read that stuff. TightVNC sounds like the app I was looking for!

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