Quick Screen Sharing Advice Please? (FREE SMILEYS INSIDE!)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by noobey, May 22, 2008.

  1. noobey macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2008
    hey guys,
    i did a search but could find specifically what i was looking for.
    also, sorry if ive posted in the wrong part of the forum.:eek:

    ok so i have a mac pro at home and a macbook air on me when im out. all running leopard 10.5.2.

    i recently purchased .mac just to use screen sharing, but im very disappointed with it as it does not work remotely.
    i use an airport extreme, but also have a netgear router to test also.
    i disabled the firewalls on everything and forwarded all the ports listed in a kbase artice i found on apple.com but it still didnt work.
    i also tried restarting the process netauth, no joy!
    i also tried the ichat trick http://allforces.com/2007/11/06/back-to-my-mac-through-ichat/ but that doesnt work either.

    anyway, i am going abroad on may 31st and need to connect remotely to my mac pro.

    i just tried apple remote desktop (maybe im doing something wrong?:rolleyes:) and it appears to suffer from the same issue as screen sharing and ichat, it works great locally, but remotely..... fails.

    i havent tried timbuktu, but wanted your advice guys.

    heres what im after;

    1-i need a screen sharing app that lets me transfer files between my two macs.

    2-im no network merlin, so need something fairly straight forward to set-up.

    3-i dont mind leaving the app and macs running 24/7 provided they can update their ext i.p themselves. (when im abroad, if the modem restarts , or something, i wont know what my mac pro i.p is!)

    4-give yourself a pat on the back for being so patient with my noobish self and take this free smiley :) as thanks for your help!

    thanks for any and all help guys!:D
  2. MikeDTyke macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2005
    Obviously screen sharing and back to my mac are the ideal situation, but if they can't be made to work have a look at www.logmein.com. Works with mac's and PC's, it's free for screen sharing and i believe there's a nominal charge for file sharing.

    The nice thing i've found about it is that it's relatively stable and connects out from your home network, so no opening of firewall ports.


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