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How can I connect to multiple Macs over the internet?

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LOLuMad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 7, 2013 6:56 PM

I have forwarded the ports on my Airport Extreme as follows:

 

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10.0.1.3 being assigned to my Mac Mini.

I also have a MacBook Pro at home I would like access to which has the 10.0.1.4 reserved/assigned. I cannot connect to it because the port forwarding points to the Mac Mini, and it doesn't allow me to create another rule since those ports are already being used by that first entry. How do I go about having the option to connect to either one of the two computers at home when I'm at work using Apple Remote Desktop?

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  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (57,685 points)

    How do I go about having the option to connect to either one of the two computers at home when I'm at work using Apple Remote Desktop?

    You can't.

     

    Setup a VPN, connect to i, then access multiple computers.

  • iToaster Level 3 Level 3 (560 points)

    it's not really a confirmed limitation of ARD, ARD is not designed to work outside of a LAN

    it's designed for system admins to manage macs remotely while on the same LAN

    but you want to use it outside of your LAN, you can by using VPN 

     

    VPN gives you remote secure access to your LAN

    you will appear to be connected to your LAN

    so you can do most things as you would if you were actually on your LAN

    ARD does not facilitate a VPN connection

     

    you'd connect using a VPN connection to your LAN then start ARD, ARD will behave just as it would if you were on the LAN

     

    VPN client is built into OSX, system preferences, network, add choose VPN connection

    You'd need a VPN server such as OSX server on your LAN

    and configure any firewalls, routers etc to allow incoming VPN to connect to your server

     

    You'd also need either a fixed external IP address and external domain name or use dynamic DNS setup

    you could also try logmein

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