Remote Desktop ???

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

  1. tamvly macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2007
    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


    Jun 20, 2006
    Denver, CO
    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


    Nov 11, 2007

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

    i know the domain he is on.

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