remote access to Macbook from anywhere?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Toby Goodbar, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Toby Goodbar macrumors 6502

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    i would like to be able to remotely access my macbook from anywhere across the internet. but i am looking for something more automatic, than the way i have set it up for my desktop using port forwarding, since i never know where the macbook will be and therefore a given network will already have its router configured and forwarded for my laptop.

    i want to have access to file, isight, and screen sharing. i can only assume i need third party software but havent found any.

    any help here please?
     
  2. Toby Goodbar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    do you use this?

    i checked website but i cant tell if it needs to be "started" by someone everytime i want to connect or if i can jus find it automatically over internet whereever it is, or if it needs to be coupled with something like dynamic dns
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    It has to run on both sides.
    http://www.teamviewer.com/images/pdf/TeamViewer_brochure.pdf
     
  4. R94N macrumors 68020

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  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, I use this daily. You simply let it launch on bootup, so it sits in the background, ready when you need it. I've supported hundreds of clients on both Mac OS X and Windows with TeamViewer for years.
     
  6. KrisTad macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Can you please let me know how were you able to access your mac remotely anywhere. I am able to do port forwarding and everything.. but when i try to connect from a secured netwrok connection it errors out.. any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Kris
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you even read the thread? Your answers are there.
     
  8. KrisTad macrumors newbie

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    But all of the above given are paid services.. none of them are free :(
     
  9. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried Back to My Mac?
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That is false. TeamViewer is free. Try clicking the link provided.
     

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