Remote Desktop ???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tamvly, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. tamvly macrumors 6502a

    tamvly

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    I may shortly need to spend some time working on a family member's mac several miles from my home. I was considering using ARD as a means of doing light maintenance and application work from afar.

    I know this may be vast overkill, but is this a reasonable use of the program? Anyone want to share experiences?
     
  2. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

    LtRammstein

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    Denver, CO
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    My dad does that!

    If both computers are on Leopard, continue reading. Else... Explain further on what you have and what you are connecting to.

    Here's what I set my dad up with:

    Make sure you have a dyndns domain for the computer. This way you don't need remember the dynamic IP the ISP gives out, and it's easier to remember.

    Don't use ARD! It's a great program, but it's designed for LANs and VLANs. I'd recommend using Leopard's built-in VNC!

    So on Leopard's desktop hit: :apple: + K. This brings up the server browser window. And type this in:

    vnc://<Insert dyndns name of the computer>

    You need to make sure the other computer gets remote login and has screen sharing on!
     
  3. tamvly thread starter macrumors 6502a

    tamvly

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    cool.

    but "dyndns domain"? that's a new one on me.

    i know the domain he is on.
     

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