Software to access pc from work on my Mac remotely?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mjmar, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Mjmar macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    Is there any software that I could install on my work computer and my Mac so when I go home I could remotely access my pc through my Mac easily and efficiently? The software that my job uses is pc only so I was wondering if I could do the same thing with software that works with both windows and the Mac. Thank you for your time.
  2. w00d macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2010
    Remote Desktop?
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Be careful Check with your IT department (if you have one), or your supervisor and get written authorization. Many workplaces may not want users accessing work computers remotely, and if you don't have authorization to do this it may be grounds for dismissal.

    Remote Desktop is definitely the most efficient and free, but it will require that you can "get on" the work network via VPN or some other "tunnel" through the firewall.

    Other options like Teamviewer and GoToMyPC abound and may work better if you don't already have some method of tunneling through the firewall.

  4. w00d macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2010
    Good point! If your employer wants you to be working from home, shouldn't they be the ones setting it up, and providing software (or hardware)?
  5. sup3r1or macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    Manchester, UK
    IMHO TeamViewer is the best. Its free and has all the features u will need. The fact that it is cross platform is just amazing.

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