Remote connection from pc to mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Lazzer R1, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Lazzer R1 macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Andover, Hampshire, UK

    At the moment, I can RDP from my work machine (Windows PC) to my home machine (Windows PC).

    I am waiting delivery of an imac. Is there anyway to connect remotely from my work machine (Windows PC) to my iMac?

    Also, as i do not have a static ip, i also install the no-ip service. Anything like this for the mac?

  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    NoIP's DNS updated app is available for OS X - there's a GUI version and also a daemon that will run in the background.

    With regard to remote desktop, OS X supports VNC out of the box - you just need to enable it - open system prefs/sharing. Go to screen sharing, enable it and click the computer settings button. Check the VNC box and enter a password. Bingo =]

    I use this system to control remote Macs on a daily basis. By the way, you can also do this the other way around - MS RDC is available for OS X, but better yet, grab CoRD, which is an open-source equivalent - works real well.

    Enjoy your new Mac! :)
  3. MadGoat macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2007
    I use the free version of
    it's really fantastic and if your IP happens to change in the middle of the day, like mine does once a year, it won't make a difference, since it follows your connection.


    it's web based and runs your desktop in a browser very effectively
  4. Lazzer R1 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Andover, Hampshire, UK
    As I use a hot desk at work, I am unable to install software on the pc's.

    As suggested by Madgoat, logmein works perfectly and needed no firewall configuration ....... not sure if this is a good thing or not though?!

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