Remote Access to my Home Computer

MacViolinist

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Nov 28, 2001
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I should know how to do this, but I don't.

I want to remote into my home computer (a mac, duh) from my work computer (a windows pc)

What do I need to do set thix up?
 

mrfrosty

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Oct 1, 2005
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That won't work. Logmein target machine has to be a Windows box - the OP's trying to access his Mac.

Remote access Windows to Mac is a biyatch. I'm not sure if there is a solution.
I have said it once and i'll say it again. www.logmein.com. It does work on Mac's. I use it from work, through proxies back to 3 mac's in my house. It's not exactly plastered all over their site that it supports OSX but get into the download bit and your home.

https://secure.logmein.com/products/mac/faq.asp
https://secure.logmein.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=3190
 

JNB

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I have said it once and i'll say it again. www.logmein.com. It does work on Mac's. I use it from work, through proxies back to 3 mac's in my house. It's not exactly plastered all over their site that it supports OSX but get into the download bit and your home.

https://secure.logmein.com/products/mac/faq.asp
https://secure.logmein.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=3190

A-ha! Man, are they ashamed of the Mac support or what? I could NOT find that page by simply browsing around. Without your linky, it'd stay hidden forever.

It does appear as it goes thru their servers, a la GoToMyPC. Is that correct?
 

psychofreak

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A-ha! Man, are they ashamed of the Mac support or what? I could NOT find that page by simply browsing around. Without your linky, it'd stay hidden forever.

It does appear as it goes thru their servers, a la GoToMyPC. Is that correct?
If you go to the website on a Mac, it is the automatic download option :)
 

mrfrosty

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Oct 1, 2005
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Why not use VNC? It's free...
VNC doesn't go out through most corporate proxies. If not using a proxy for net access it needs something like t5800, t5900, t5801 to be opened through the firewall which doesn't really happen by accident !

SSH Tunneling via t443 has problems using the authentication used by alot of corporate proxies too so that's ruled out.

+logmein rocks ! ...... The next version will hopefully less buggy, i doubt it will be faster but if you knock it into greyscale the speed is pretty good.
 

mrfrosty

macrumors 6502a
Oct 1, 2005
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A-ha! Man, are they ashamed of the Mac support or what? I could NOT find that page by simply browsing around. Without your linky, it'd stay hidden forever.

It does appear as it goes thru their servers, a la GoToMyPC. Is that correct?
Yeah looks that way to me too. I don't like that........but.......i'll live with it :)
 

contoursvt

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Oh ya... you can use VNC, it works perfectly. Mac to PC, PC to Mac... etc. I have not had any situation where VNC would not go out or that outgoing was blocked. Usually corporate firewalls block incoming ports but leave outgoing free... at least I have not encountered any that have blocked so far.
 

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