Screening share Qs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by irishgrizzly, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I want to access my home mac from work. Both have leopard. I have enabled screen sharing on both and got a vnc address.

    I go to "connect to server" and enter the vnc code. Screen sharing boots up and tries to connect, but I get an error saying can't connect; check screen sharing is on.

    Could the problem be that my home mac is behind the router firewall? Or do I need to accept the connect from the home machine?
     
  2. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Looking at the address it's something like XXX.XXX.X.1 and my home address is something like XXX.XXX.X.16, so I'm thinking that these are only good for a local network?
     
  3. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

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    If you have .mac/mobileme you can use 'Back To My Mac' to it. I'm not sure how else you would do it as Im not a 'network' guy. It's definitely possible though. :)

    EDIT: I'm not sure why you need a VNC address when you are on your local network as you should just be able to select the device in the sidebar and click sharescreen/connect then just type in your password.
     
  4. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I don't really want to pay for mobileme just to do this (I'd have little use for it otherwise).

    Just to clarify – I have a machine in work and one at home at the other side of the city that I want to screen share with.
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    You will need to forward port 3283 on your router to the LAN IP of your home Mac.
     
  6. bpasker macrumors member

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    You would need to know your internet IP addess and setup port forwarding on your router.

    You can visit a website like http://www.ip-adress.com/. This will tell you your external ip address. The next step would be to setup your router to port forword to your laptop.
     

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