Remote access help / advice

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by nREMfan, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. nREMfan macrumors member

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    About twice a month, I have a need to meet "away" from my MacPro. I've got a Core2Duo 17" MBP that will do what is needed remotely. However, I need to be able to have access to the hard drive on my MP to pull up files.

    I've tried "Back to my Mac" and works perfectly... in my house. At a remote location, nothing.

    Anyone in a similar situation have a solution they use? Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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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.
     
  3. jake4ever macrumors regular

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  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    There's also Gotomypc and logmein. Logmein is free for personal use and I like that
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I prefer TeamViewer over LogMeIn because it includes free file transfers between computers, a feature I use frequently. LogMeIn charges for that feature.
     
  6. nREMfan thread starter macrumors member

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  7. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    I'll be checking that TeamViewer out as well. Thanks.
     

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