Remote connection between MacMini and Macbook?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by irock101, May 29, 2015.

  1. irock101 macrumors 6502

    irock101

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    Hey,

    I have a Macbook in my home office and a Mac Mini in my living room connected to the TV. I want to be able to access the Mac Mini from my Macbook, kinda like a virtual desktop to download movies from the apple store and so on.

    Whats the easiest way to do this? Obviously both Mac's are on the same Wifi network and connect to a time capsule.
     
  2. bradl macrumors 68040

    bradl

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    You can definitely share out folders over AFP, so that is one way you can do this...

    As well as Apple Remote Desktop. That would give you more flexibility for what you need.

    https://www.apple.com/remotedesktop/

    BL.
     
  3. irock101 thread starter macrumors 6502

    irock101

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    Thanks but $80 seems a bit pricey :(

    Any cheaper alternative?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Screen Sharing is built into OS X and costs nothing.

    OS X Yosemite: Screen sharing overview
     
  5. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    This. Its pretty rock solid, I don't think I have had any issues ever screen sharing my Lion Mini to my MBP on ML, Mav and Yosemite.
     

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