Connecting from Windows to a Mac Mini box

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

  1. pkiula macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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

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