+1 for Desktop Connect as well. With my 2 macs already configured for screen sharing at home, I was able to connect on my home network as soon as I opened the app--both macs showed up under the Shared tab. Haven't played with it much yet but so far had worked as advertised.
i know that with logmein at least the other person can see all of hat u r doing OR u can blackout the screen if u like i like it for teaching things on the computerWhen using these clients, do they all cause PC hosts to "lockup"? Is there anyway to see what is on the PC host as you are controlling it with the IPAD? I am a teacher, and envisioned having my PC host attached to the projector and running programs from the Ipad
I think what logmein uses, is and https protocol, which of course is allowed through firewalls, since that is what the web uses for secure socket connections.logmein works behind firewalls. The way it works is that a service is installed on your PC that you want to access, and the services talks out to the logmein servers, and relays that info to a browser or iphone/ipad app. In addition to the ipad/iphone app, you can use any browser to connect to your PC from anywhere. Nice thing is that logmein service is free for the basic service (i.e., no file transfers, no audio, etc ).