how to access main mac from macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stuartm, May 31, 2011.

  1. stuartm macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi
    I would like to be able to access my main mac via my macbook. The main mac is connected to my home router and my macbook is connected to same router via airport.
    What I would like to be able to do is to view my main mac on the macbook like remote connection but Im not sure the easiest way to do this.
    Anyone have an idea?
    Im running 10.6 OS on both
    Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    #2
    On the main Mac: System Preferences > Sharing > Enable "Screen Sharing"

    On the MacBook: Finder > Click your main Mac > Screen sharing
     
  3. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    #3
    You can also use a free service called LogMeIn. This enables you to remote connect to your computer anytime it is connected to the internet, from any computer. I have gotten a lot of use out of this and it is completely free.
     
  4. stuartm thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks

    Many thanks. Log me in did it.
    The only issue seems to be that it bombs me out when trying to connect to iTunes store.
    Thanks for your help.
     

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