Remote connection between MacMini and Macbook?

irock101

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 26, 2011
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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.
 

bradl

macrumors 601
Jun 16, 2008
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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.
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.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
44,428
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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.
Screen Sharing is built into OS X and costs nothing.

OS X Yosemite: Screen sharing overview
 
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