VNC: remote control computers with Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fstfrwrd, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. fstfrwrd macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,

    I tried Teleport VNC for the iPhone and I love it.
    I was able to remote control my mac and my dad's PC over the local area network.

    Now I figured there must be some sort of desktop equivalent ...
    Can you guys suggest one?

    In other words, I'd like to be able to remote control pretty much all PCs and Mac's on the network ... with their permission of course.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Leopard ships with Screen Sharing built in: this is a VNC app...
     
  3. fstfrwrd thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm running Tiger.
    + there must be some sort of third party app?
     
  4. nb705 macrumors newbie

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    Try Teamviewer (available from www.teamviewer.com), it work's really well over the internet (it tunnels a VNC session through their servers, so no messing about with NAT and firewall settings) and is cross platform.

    Or any VNC server will do if installed on a machine, you can then use a VNC client on any other platform (even your iPhone!)
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    In that case I recommend Chicken of the VNC which is what I used to use pre-Leopard.
     
  6. fstfrwrd thread starter macrumors regular

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    TeamViewer and chicken of the VNC are amazing.
    Thanks a lot guys!
     

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