Use MBP Internet Connection at home from work

fh2level

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Jan 25, 2006
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I dont know how to title this or what to call this but at work the IT department has some websites blocked. Now trust me I don't want to do anything that I shouldn't be but the websites they have blocked sometimes seem at random. Like macrumors I can get on but techeblog.com I can not. Google I can get to and sign into my custom homepage but when I click to read my gmail it wont' let me.

My question: is there any way to leave my MBP connected to the internet at home and then connect to it from my computer at work to use my home internet? if that makes sense. I read somewhere were you can do something similar with XP.

Josh
 

Old Smuggler

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Sep 8, 2006
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Apple Remote Desktop might work dont know though
one page it says any computer on your network
and this page it says any computer on the internet under VNC top right link below
hopefully its both i would like to use it when i get my dad his first mac so i can help him from 20 miles away
if i can remember its pretty pricy though

http://www.apple.com/remotedesktop/remoteassistance.html
 

Old Smuggler

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Sep 8, 2006
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Well you got me real curious on this one so i called apple and they said yes you can do what you are wanting to do with remote desktop
there are some things that need to be covered
you need to have a dynamic ip address not a static one like DSL meaning you have to have an ip that remains constant
the computer must not be behind firewall or router But if it is
i asked him about a Airport extreme Base station like i have he said you would have to open up certain ports to allow this they will walk you through it on phone
your computer wont be open to other people he said since you would be required to enter a password
and he said you coud open up webpages on the other computer and view them on yours because you would be Controlling that desktop remotely
he said it was as if you were using that computer from yours
 

trainguy77

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Old Smuggler said:
you need to have a dynamic ip address not a static one like DSL meaning you have to have an ip that remains constant
You got that the wrong way around and thats not true anyway. You SHOULD have a static ones those are the ones that don't change. However its not a problem if you have a dynamic IP as you can set up a free domain name something like mydomain.no-ip.com and then run a small program on your computer that will update no-ips servers when your IP changes then you just punch in mydomain.no-ip.com and it will connect every time. Also firewalls are not a problem as all firewalls can have ports opened. You don't need to use apples remote desktop to do this either.

You may also be able to get around it using a proxy but that is easy to see that your doing that.