Logging Into My Own Computer

bobber205

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How would I set up my Macbook to be logged into from anywhere via it's ip address.

I would love to be able to access some of my files (even save on my macbook) from work.

Gracias!
 

skubish

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bobber205 said:
How would I set up my Macbook to be logged into from anywhere via it's ip address.

I would love to be able to access some of my files (even save on my macbook) from work.

Gracias!
Click on Sharing in the System preferences folder.
There are a number of ways to do it: SSH, FTP, Apple Remote Desktop (Mac only).
 

uaaerospace

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You can also use VNC if you want to be able to actually view your Mac's screen as if you are sitting in front of it. It works fine between windows/macs.
 

plinden

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And if you're using a router, you'll have to set up port forwarding. And if you use VNC you'll need to add its port to the firewall settings.
 

bobber205

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baummer said:
Make sure your home system's IP is static, otherwise you'll need to employ the services of dynamic DNS.
Got that!:D

Thanks for all of the helpful responses!
 

bobber205

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What VNC client do you guys recommend. I tried OSXvnc but I can't seem to get to the actual part where I remotely control my computer...