Finding Host is Mac OS X

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

  1. froggytreafrogg macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2008
    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

    Oct 24, 2008
    System Preferences > Network will list your IP address.
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    But if you're on an AirPort network, it will only list your local address.
  4. Fry-man22 macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2007
    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 Then go to from your house to get the IP the router is currently using (eg At that point putting 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 address of the Mac.

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