How to remotely connect (desktop) to other mac?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by farmermac, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    Before ichat was killed, I used to be able to sign in and fix relatives and friend's macs very easily by requesting a remote desktop session.

    Seems like imessages has done away with that feature. Is there still a built in function for mac os to do this? These computers are not sharing the same icloud id.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I use TeamViewer, which is free for personal use and works with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Ubuntu, iPhone, iPad, etc. It's very secure and quite simple to set up and use (no messing around with ports), which comes in handy if providing remote support to those who aren't very computer literate. You can talk them through the setup on their end and be connected to them in less than a minute. I prefer it over LogMeIn because it includes free file transfers between computers, a feature I use frequently.
     
  3. farmermac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I suppose that will work nicely.

    Irks me a little that Mac OS has a vnc server built in that works great and the only front end was built into ichat. Without some sort of app, its way too tedious to explain to my dad how to open ports on his router for me to connect directly to one of his computers.
     
  4. Armeniandave macrumors 6502

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    Teamviewer has been working great so far for me
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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