Remote control of iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jetoo, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. jetoo macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I switched from a pc to a mac recently.
    I had Remotely Anywhere on my pc, but I can't find a mac alternative.

    I already looked into alternative like logmein, but these web site are censored in my company.
    I need a software exactly like Remotely Anywhere.
    Software is installed on the PC/Mac, just need to install ActiveX in the browser, and you get to remote control your PC/Mac directly from the browser and in SSL encrypted.

    I also looked into Apple Remote Desktop, but this won't work, because the port that will try to use (for instance, 5900) will be blocked by firewall company.
    I need a full HTTP(S) compliant software.

    If any of you ever uses Remotely Anywhere, you should get the picture.

    Thank in advance for your help.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't know if its out yet but gotomypc has a mac client in the works. You may want to look into them and I also believe pcnow has some mac stuff as well.
     
  3. jetoo thread starter macrumors member

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    gotomypc and pcnow are just like logmein, you need to logon to the web site (which i can't) and you get access to your desktop.

    I don't want to logon to a web site. :/
     
  4. raison macrumors member

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    Look for logmein. It's free and reliable.

    EDIT: just noticed you said you tried it already. Are you sure it's censored by your company? I've never had connection issue with logmein.
     
  5. jetoo thread starter macrumors member

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    Unfortunately, it is (due to firewall restrictions, they use webwasher). That's why i was looking for a standalone software, not a web site.
     
  6. raison macrumors member

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    How about VLC?

    Also, have you looked in VPN? My school blocks access to various net ports but they don't block VPN. My router is set up as a VPN server so I can bypass all limitations. In this way, you can pretty much use any kind of remote control software I believe.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    If you're looking for a standalone application then look at vnc
     
  8. jetoo thread starter macrumors member

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    VLC? that's a video player :)

    I will look into VPN. thanks for the tip
     

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