Remote access to another Mac

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  1. dismas macrumors newbie

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    I've set up an old MacPro to be a media center for my AppleTV. I'd like to set up a VNC client to work with the box so my wife can get her monitor back from me (I'm using her second monitor). I poked around and found Chicken of the VNC and thought this would work. I'm not really sure what I'm doing though and the help pages aren't really helping.

    I just want to log into that machine through my MacBook. I thought that I just had to plug in the IP of the box and I'd pretty much be off and running but that isn't working out. CotVNC keeps locking up every time I try what I think is right. Can someone give me a quick and dirty run-down of what I need to do in order to do what I want?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    TeamViewer works with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Ubuntu, iPhone, iPad, etc.
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    You don't need any additional software.

    On the remote mac make sure screen sharing is turned on, then on the other mac, in finder hit G0->Connect to server and then type in vnc://ip.address.of.remote.mac/ and it should connect.
     
  4. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    This,

    also make sure that the VNC option is turned on inside the screen sharing option.
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    You don't need the vnc option on, since you can authenticate via the user account instead.
     
  6. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    Ok, that makes sense. I just assumed that in order to use the VNC protocol it would have to be turned on.
     
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