Finding Host is Mac OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by froggytreafrogg, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. froggytreafrogg macrumors regular

    froggytreafrogg

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    Hi, I have a MacBook Pro. Recently, I bought a silly little app called Remote Jr. for my iPhone. It allows me to view my desktop through Wi-FI or 3G iPhone internet from anywhere. However, the little app is nothing but trouble. I need to find the host so that the Remote program can locate my computer. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks. :apple:
     
  2. jnic macrumors 6502a

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    System Preferences > Network will list your IP address.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    But if you're on an AirPort network, it will only list your local address.
     
  4. Fry-man22 macrumors 6502

    Fry-man22

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    If you want to remote in to you Mac from outside your network then one way is to forward whatever port the remote app uses from the Router to the IP of the mac you want to control (eg port 1440 to IP 192.168.0.3). Then go to whatismyipaddress.com from your house to get the IP the router is currently using (eg 66.68.35.46). At that point putting 66.68.35.46 into the remote app gets you back to your house, when the router sees a request on port 1440 (or whatever the real port it runs on) it forwards it to the 192.168.0.3 address of the Mac.
     

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