iChat Screen Sharing Help?????

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by CC424, May 6, 2012.

  1. CC424 macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2009
    I'm oversees with an 11" MBA that I need to connect to my 13"MBP in the US. Can anyone provide any advice on how to screen share with either iChat or Lion's built in screen share application.

    both Macs on are Lion

    11" is on hotel network with firewall disabled
    13" is at home on Uverse 2Wire Router with firewall disabled

    I 've tried everything that I found on google and have not had any success.
  2. CC424 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2009
    Just fixed this issue on my own and thought I would update the thread on the results.

    1. You need a me.com or mac.com login on both macs. (you can get a me ID by going to iCloud in settings on the mac and setting it up by selecting the option to get a free me account)
    2. Log in iChat using your me or mac ID's on separate networks

    Screen sharing will now work! That's it.

    If the macs are on the same network then you just have to enable the bonjour list and it will find any macs available to chat and screen share.

    Anyway it works great and glad that it is now setup. Hope this helps anyone else with this problem.

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